I came across a great article today about a gal who lost 150 pounds following these 6 simple rules. She lost that weight in 18 months as well. We can all take from this. I am adding my input here, link to the article at the bottom.
- Drink a lot of water every day. Sixteen 8 ounce glasses equal a gallon and drink that throughout the day. I keep a glass of water beside me all day long and sip on ice cold water all day. Your body is 75% water, replace it regularly.
- Keep it simple. Eat clean and keep it simple. I eat a lot of tuna, eggs, protein shakes, whole grains, and fresh fruits and vegetables.
- Never count calories, food is fuel. I had a client text me today, she said, “My eating has been horrible again. Wish I could give up food totally!” Yes she did! Oh my, poor gal!! I hope I changed her thinking with my reply. I said, “Oh no! Food is fuel. Change the way you look at food and the food you fuel yourself with will change.” This is pretty profound if you really think about it.
- Prepping meals every week. Sunday, or the very first day of your week is the most important of all. Success is made on Sundays, I say. Prep all your meals for the week on Sunday. While you are at it plan your workouts as well. Oh wait, that’s next……read on……
- Stick to a schedule. Go to the gym whether you feel like it or not. Currently I hit the gym 5 days a week, 2 days (of the 7) are rest work. This is the program I am on. You can’t skip days, even if you feel like it. I run the O-Zone at OCuSOFT and I have folks come through the door when they do not want to. They always feel better once they get through. As I always say, “Hate me now, love me later.” As a trainer that is how it goes because I push ’em hard but they love me later when the successes start stacking up.
- Consistently track progress. Take pictures and keep a journal. I do! I have been consistently training
on a 4-5 day a week basis since October. I am looking forward to my 1 year anniversary. I also keep track of my workouts in my Erin Condren planner. Being a certified personal trainer I know that I may hit a plateau if I don’t change it up every 6-8 weeks. I am close on my weight goal but I am no where near to what I want to accomplish in my body fat percentage/muscle mass.
Read about this success story here. I took the gal’s 6 rules but only gave my input. Click to read her story and see her details. Every little tidbit helps and her story is very inspirational.
Have a healthy day! Kathie