You Have to Recognize You Need to Lose Weight Before You Will
Growing up I was what you call a tomboy, and I enjoyed playing sports, working out and exercising. I didn’t go on diets or have a problem with weight gain. As the years (and years) have gone by, I don’t exercise on a regular basis or always eat right. Typically, I don’t put on a great deal of weight because I try to eat healthy more often than not. On the occasion that I’m not eating healthy or simply eating and sleeping without getting any exercise, the pounds inevitably come, and I get out of shape. Do I go on a diet or join a health club or eat healthier and exercise on my own? People have a tendency to think that just because a person is small in size that he/she is in shape. Small size people share the same weight issues as medium size, heavy size and overweight size people. We go on diets, gain weight and have to lose that extra weight the same as others.
A while back I gained a significant amount of weight. I say significant because I put on about 10 to 15 extra pounds. You might not think that is a lot of weight, and maybe for some it isn’t. My normal weight is around 110 lbs. so adding 15 additional pounds wasn’t a good thing for me. I felt extremely heavy, out of shape, and my clothes were considerably tight. I have a tendency to gain weight in what I feel are the wrong places, namely my breast and around the midsection where I end up getting love handles. Why are they called love handles? I dislike the added weight, and there is nothing lovely about those handles – at least not mine when I get them. Squeezing into a size 2 or a size 4 petite pair of pants or skirt with a waistline that’s likely screaming for a larger size or, at the least, a regular instead of a petite isn’t comfortable. The recognization of the best sellers will be essential for the purchase of resurge pills. The quality of the pills will be excellent with the reputed sellers available at online stores. The charges of the product will be reasonable for the person to purchase them. The dose of the pills should be under the supervision of experts to cut-short side-effects.
During this added weight gain, I was attending graduate school in the evenings. Usually when I arrived at school the parking lot would be quite full, and so I had a ways to walk to the door of the school while pulling my briefcase (the kind with the wheels) along the way. It wasn’t a tremendously long walk just enough to let me know that I was out of shape. Don’t get me wrong now, I wasn’t huffing and puffing when I arrived at the door to the campus. I knew, however, that I needed to get in shape, and shed some pounds. That was the first step to my journey. Recognizing is key if you’re going to do something about the weight gain like lose those pounds. Whether deciding to go on a diet or to get a personal trainer, you have to recognize that you need it and be wiling to do something about it.
My mind was made up. I was willing and had to do something about the weight. Next, I devised a plan (in my head). I didn’t necessarily go on a diet, it was more of an eat right/healthy plan than anything. Like I said earlier, I had always exercised and had a tendency to eat healthy so I put my health plan into action. The plan consisted of me eliminating junk foods, eating pretty much only healthy foods, and exercising on a regular basis. I still had the occasional piece of pie or cake (just smaller portions). I didn’t sketch out a daily eating plan or an exercise routine. I simply ate four or five small servings of food (and snacks in between when I was hungry) each day consisting mostly of oatmeal (I enjoy eating oatmeal) with or without fruit; boiled egg(s) w/slice of toast; cereal w/skim milk; fruits; salads; vegetables – cooked in a variety of ways or uncooked; fish, turkey and/or baked chicken; tuna; wheat thin crackers; rice cakes; nutri-grain bars; and other foods. I also added more bran and fiber. A lot of these items I ate anyway so it wasn’t hard for me to stick with my routine. I also drank lots of water regularly which is something I always do. My exercise routine consisted of exercising at least twice each day, and included pilates, weight lifting and aerobics. I also walked up and down the stairs in my house which was a great way to strengthen my muscles, gain endurance, and lose calories. I walked the stairs from the first level to the basement area for about 30 minutes (I had to build up to the 30 minutes.).
I was so into eating right and exercising again that I really didn’t pay attention to the weight actually coming off. I knew I felt better, but I never looked in the mirror and went wow or really thought about the access pounds disappearing. It just seemed natural and happened. One evening my oldest sister came over to my house. She made a comment about my weight, and how thin my neck looked. (I always had what you call a fat neck; my doctor once told me that it’s because I have a large thyroid. He actually asked me, “has anyone every told you that you have a fat neck?”.) It was at that point that I really looked in the mirror and noticed that I had lost the extra weight. I have a lot of willpower, and when I set my mind to do something I pretty much do it. I recall during the Christmas holiday sticking with my eating routine – eating salad, salmon and not eating a lot of desserts. I cut a slither of a piece of cake, and one of my sisters asked if that was all I was going to eat. I replied yes, and she said you should have a lot of willpower. See, told you.
Having sweets is ok as long as it is in moderation. When you begin eating healthier and really stick with it, your body has a tendency to not want so much of the junk and/or unhealthy items. You don’t have to go on a diet in order to lose weight, but you do have to recognize you need to lose weight (if that is the case) and then begin to do something about it. Whether it is dieting to get the quick fix (sometimes not so quick) or eating healthier as a way of life (for long term results) or exercising to get fit, you have to make up in your mind that you’re going to do it.
Jesse Waters is head content writer and article at God Men. He found out about his love for writing when he was struggling with cancer. His works are very sensitive and he writes with his heart.