Not a binge.
Not a day spent alone in your room.
Not a cancer stick.
Not an hour in front of the TV.
Not three ibuprofen.
Not searching for gratification on the internet.
Not a group hug.
Not a nap.
Not a shopping spree.
Not a Starbucks gift card.
Not a comforting text.
Not passing out after a night drinking.
Not even Tumblr.
Switch run for core work out and I’m so in.
Lets see if this is any good.
Night all (or afternoon for those playing the home game)!
What have you found is the best way to lose weight?
Honestly, consistency is key. And diet is more important than exercise, especially when you’re getting started.
What I did was make small changes to start and then just keep with it. Like, instead of having 2 servings of dinner, I’d have one. Instead of a large fries, a small one. I also introduced more vegetables and reduced pasta and rice. But really, cutting down on portion size is a good first step and switching out unhealthy habits for healthier ones. Eventually your healthy habits out-weigh the bad ones to the point that you don’t want the bad stuff any more. The main thing when building good habits is to not feel like you’re depriving yourself. You won’t stick to a healthy eating plan if you hate the foods you’re eating, so find yummy, healthy recipes. I promise they exist.
It was hard to start off with, but eventually I got the hang of it. Now it doesn’t feel like a chore to eat healthily. In saying that, I still eat ice-cream when I feel like it, just where I was eating lots of it every night, I now only want it rarely and just have a scoop or two.
If you combine a healthy diet with exercise you will get better results. I would recommend getting into weights as soon as possible. A low weight, high rep will help to build stamina as well as tone. The benefit to doing weights at the same time as weightloss is that your body shape will improve as you build muscle as well as increasing your metabolism.
Interval training is my favourite sort of cardio because I don’t have the time or the inclination to slog it out on a treadmill for an hour. Again, start of with something you feel comfortable with, take it easy in the first few sessions, build up your confidence and take it from there.
Obviously, if you want to see immediate results, you need to make more drastic changes. The problem with this is that it’s harder to stick with. You haven’t developed the habits and your cravings will hit you hard. It’s not impossible, but it’s not the easiest way to change.
Basically, it’s not a quick change. The reason I tried and failed so many times to lose weight was because I wanted a quick fix. I think the main thing for me was realising that time is going to pass whether I change or I don’t. In two months if I make small changes, I could be a few kilos lighter if I did something different. Otherwise I’d either be the same, or worse, more overweight.
I know it’s only very general information and everyone pretty much says the same stuff, but honestly, it’s because it works. If you’d like any more specific info I’m happy to try and help you out. :) Good luck! To be a cliche, the only thing standing in your way is you but I know that you can do it if you want to