Being a woman and a mother, I have struggled at various stages of my life with weight. This is more especially during my menses and after childbirth because the body undergoes various changes. At one point in my life I was almost over 200 pounds and this is was my wake up call to either sit down and continue adding weight or do something once and for all. I have never been very athletic but this was not going to my reason of staying overweight.
The truth is that it is very hard to take the first step towards weight loss. The reason behind this is I would come up with many excuses as to why I would not begin exercising that day. I will begin tomorrow was always my answer. This was a cycle that would repeat itself and therefore a lot of time went by without doing anything. It is not easy to mentally prepare yourself to lose weight that you have had on for a long time. Mental obstacle is the biggest hurdle that you will encounter when it comes to changing your life style. You have to believe that you can do it and have the faith that it will work out for you too.
I had to be very careful with the food that I was taking in. You have to prepare yourself mentally to be able to cut back on the foods that you were eating and instead choose healthier foods. It is very important to have a weight loss coach but if not, you can look for this information online. This way you will know what is healthy and what to avoid when you begin the weight loss journey. The internet has many weight loss programs that you can follow so as to document the journey.
There are so many weight loss success stories exercise online. It is good to read them but you have to be patient with yourself. Remember you took a lot of time to gain all that weight and therefore it will require some bit of time to lose it too. I did this by having a great support team that I would share with them my journey. Another thing I did was to have realistic goals. I ensured that I lost at least 2 pounds each week. It was easier for me to celebrate the small victories and before I realized, I had lost a considerable amount of weight. I also kept a measurement diary and took photos to assist me in tracking the weight I had lost. Check the calories of the food you take per serving to avoid over eating.
Here is a list of what you should remember when losing weight
- - Have realistic expectation when it comes to losing weight
- - Be patient
- - Set realistic goals
- - Read other weight loss stories to gain motivation
- - Always remember the “why” part when it comes to weight loss
- - Change your lifestyle and become a role model to the people who love you
Every weight loss journey is different for everyone but with the correct attitude and faith, you can achieve your goals.