Did you overeat over Easter? I did. My intentions were all so good! I had it all figured out. I wasn’t going to have any chocolate and was just going to eat as healthy as possible at home or out with friends or family. Chocolates for my nephews, I had bought well in advance so wasn’t tempted by last minute easter chocolate specials. I was working in the lead up, so there was no time to drop by the shops for anything as I had been super organised and done all the shopping ahead of time.
But unfortunately the downfall was getting on those damn scales! How often should one weigh themselves? Well, I was doing it everyday and as soon as those scales dont budge or go up a bit, that’s it. I throw in the towel, throw a tantrum and go eat something. Cause, what’s the point?? This really is not the frame of mind to be in. If you’ve not read my post on how often to weigh yourself, you can read it here. and in the meantime here are my best tips for getting back on track!
Walking is ENOUGH exercise to lose weight! There I said it! Are you one of those people who join the gym with great intentions and enthusiasm and then feel guilty when you don’t/won’t get there often enough? I think you should just cancel that membership, because after reading this, you will wonder whatever possessed you to sign up for it in the first place!
DON’T RUN! WALK!!
Don’t run from starting a regular exercise regime, walk! I have read tons of stuff over the years on exercise and diet and losing weight. I have even practised most of the things I have learnt. The one thing I can tell you for a fact is that you HAVE TO combine exercise with good eating to get any real results and keep them! But STOP! This is not about developing a great regime, start walking, improve your fitness and move on to ‘real’ exercise. I mean, just walk! Nothing else required! Ever!
LAZY OR JUST SMART?
I am as lazy as they come sometimes and I would rather go to the dentist than the gym! I’m not joking! Though in recent years I haven’t been to either. The fabulous thing is I know I don’t have to join the gym or do fancy classes for weight loss results. In fact I lost 30 kilos with just walking! Need more convincing? Well here are reasons why walking is the only exercise you need to commit to forever!
THE FACTS THAT WILL MAKE YOUR HAIR STAND ON END
Do you know all the facts about energy drinks? Especially if you are drinking them to lose weight?
There are many energy drinks available out there, and the common theory is that you can drink them as an energy boost, meal replacement and as an appetite suppressant. Throw in increased metabolism and it certainly sounds like you’re onto a winner.
Unfortunately it’s all just a little too good to be true.