I’ve been overweight pretty much my whole life. I love sweets, I love savory. I love food!
I don’t love exercise & don’t really do any (unless you count chasing kids around & walking to the mailbox & back) I don’t & hence this is why we are where we are now.
I’ve tried many different diets over the years, weight watchers, body trim, lite n easy & celebrity slim, just to name a few and whilst they’ve all resulted in weight loss, as soon as I start to eat normally again the weight slowly but surely creeps back on.
I’m not the heaviest I’ve ever been but I need & want to lose weight obviously, but I also want to improve my overall health & fitness. I have TWO very good reasons for wanting to stick around here for awhile. I want to be able to participate in their lives more & be a good role model for them as they’re getting older.
But I’m tired of the yo-yo dieting, of counting calories & forking out ridiculous amounts of money for the next latest & greatest quick fix. So I’ve declared this month to be “Fit & Fab Feb”
I know if I’m going to do this properly it needs to be lifestyle change & I need to go slowly. I’m hoping by making little changes throughout the month they’ll be easier to achieve & maintain. Of course when the month is over these goals won’t stop, I’ll have hopefully set myself up in creating healthy habits that I can continue & then slowly start to introduce a few more.
So this month my focus is on
*starting the day with warm lemon water
*drinking more water throughout the day
*moving more- aim to exercise at least 3 times a week
*cut down/cut out processed foods where possible & eat more fresh & healthier food choices
*no soft drinks for the month
*try to reduce amount of sugar in my tea or drink more herbal blends that don’t require it
That said, I’m also going to allow myself to slip & not beat myself up when I do. I’m only human so if I don’t make the best choices every now & again that’s ok… it’s a lifestyle, I still have to live. I still want to enjoy the odd treat or meal when out with friends or on special occasions & not worry about it. But it’s about balance & being aware & making better choices more often. If I’m craving chocolate, I might have 2 squares of quality dark chocolate instead of scoffing the whole block. When I want a snack, instead of reaching for a sugary, salty packaged treat, I’ll aim for fresh fruit, nuts or something homemade if I really REALLY want it.
So 10 days into the month & so far, so good. I’m going well. I’ve enjoyed a night out with friends where I indulged in pizza & wine-guilt free. I’ve been walking my son to & from preschool & getting out for the odd walk when I can. No soft drink has passed these lips & I’m eating more fruit & veg. I also lost just over 1/2 a kilo in this first week so I’m on my way to feeling & being “Fit & Fab”
Anyone want to join me in making some little changes this month that can help you feel the same?
I’m ready. Bring on the rest of Feb….
Do you do diets? Are you on one now? What are your tips or tricks for helping you lose a few kilos? What’s one thing you can focus on this month to help you feel healthier?