Saturday, October 25, 2014

Getting started in Weight loss...and staying healthy

I had a hard time losing weight after giving birth over 20 years ago. I actually started exercising soon after but then became distracted and didn't keep up with a schedule.  Of course, you know the story; the years go by, the pounds pile on and before I knew it I was a whopping 183lbs.  Being 115 soaking wet most of my life, this was the heaviest I have ever been.  It was at this point that I knew something had to change.  Sure enough I was watching TV one Sunday morning and there it was.  My new exercise program, Turbo Jam.  Everyone looked like they were having so much fun... doing exercise!  I knew I had to get this program.  Frankly, I said to myself, "This is my last hope".  Sure enough, I got online ordered the program and everything that went with it.  I am not exaggerating when I say the moment I did my first work out I have been hooked.  If there is anything that I would like to be addicted to it is a good, strong, and all around good for you workout.   So far I have lost 33 lbs had been doing this for a while now.    I am happy with  the healthy and steady  weight loss, unlike diet pills that allow you many pounds shed in short term weight loss then you pile the pounds back on again.  

But I'm not gonna lie and tell you I haven't had some set backs.  Sometimes while life is happening and things aren't going so well, you lose motivation. For a while I got distracted and didn't work out as much.  When I realized that my health is my business and nothing in this life good bad or in between is worth compromising my well being I learned to just keep going.  This is the difference between a healthy lifestyle and a diet.  A healthy lifestyle is both a mental and physical commitment. Whenever I fall off my work out schedule or succumb to bad eating, I realize that I must get back into the swing of all things healthy both psychologically and physically. No more excuses.  I am going to commit to and enjoy myself doing Turbo Jam,  ChaLean Extreme, Turbo Fire and PiYo.  Chalene Johnson started me on this path to optimal health and I know her  programs have taken me and continue to take me where I need to go.  By creating these programs, Chalene has put the passion into fitness.  I honestly swear by all these programs and would recommend it to anyone trying to get in shape.

One thing I have learned in almost 7 years of good nutrition and exercising regularly is that fitness is a lifestyle and consistency is key.  It hasn't always been easy but it has been worth it.  Once I adopted good habits of eating right and exercising, even when I slip up, I recognize the change in my body and I have to get back to my healthy routine.  The moral of my story?  Even if starting is difficult, creating healthy habits will be worthwhile and will contribute significantly to a long and happy life. Cheers <3

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