You don’t have to live the rest of your life overweight and out of shape. You can change forever, but you have to believe it’s possible. We can help you do that. You may have tried dieting before and failed, so how will this be any different? First, you won’t be dieting. Diets don’t work. They always end and usually make you feel deprived. Instead, you’ll learn how to make smarter food choices and combine it with regular exercise in a program designed specifically for you.
When you believe in yourself, you take action.
You can do it, and we can help you, but you have to take the first step. That first step can be just moving more and taking opportunities to get more exercise. Doing housework with vigor is one way and it gets the tasks done faster. Studies show that the more you move, not only do you boost your energy level and burn more calories, you also improve your mental faculties. If you’ve lived a sedentary lifestyle and aren’t ready for a formal program, just adding a 30-minute walk daily or increasing your exercise for ten minutes three times a day can help you get ready for a formal program of exercise. Getting started is the key.
Eating healthier isn’t dieting.
If you’re like many people that want to lose weight, you’ve probably started many diets, but didn’t stick with them long enough to get results. The good news is that eating healthy isn’t dieting. It’s all about making smarter choices when you select what you eat. One way to start is by giving up foods with added sugar. It’s hard, really hard, since sugar is so addictive, but worth the effort. You can also increase your vegetable intake and limit the highly processed food you eat. Once you start, it doesn’t mean you failed if you eat a sugary treat, like a piece of birthday cake. Just limit the amount you eat and how often you eat it. There’s only one way to fail and that’s by not trying.
Don’t beat yourself up or condemn yourself.
Self-denegration isn’t motivating. In fact, it’s counterproductive. You have to care about yourself and want the best possible outcome, as you would for any loved one. Fretting over a slip up doesn’t help you. It only causes stress. Stress is the enemy of a healthy body. Learn to focus on being in the moment. When you eat, eat slowly and savor every bite. Enjoy the rich flavor of each morsel. Not only does it lower the stress level in your body and help you enjoy your meal more, it also helps you eat less by giving your body a chance to signal the brain that it’s full.
- Start your day with movement. Stretch the first thing in the morning and if you have time do a few exercises. It doesn’t have to last long to get the blood circulating and get your ready for the day.
- Increase your movement. Do a plank during television commercials or squats while you’re doing dishes. If you work outside the home, pack a lunch and walk to a park to eat it. Take the steps, rather than the elevator.
- Enjoy every movement. Feel blessed that you can exercise. Feel each muscle move and how you’re learning to take command over your body. Notice changes, like having more energy or feeling good more often.
- Follow a dream. The more you exercise, the better your posture and the more you’ll look and feel confident. That can boost your belief in yourself to help make changes in other areas of your life.
For more information, contact us today at Rising Fitness Gym