When I look at the mirror and see how big I become after giving birth to two kids, I told myself that this is the time that I needed to organize myself and take control of my weight.
Losing weight is not as easy as it seems, you need to commit to be able to achieve the goals you have. You also need a burning desire in your heart to begin a journey of getting fit.
Some maybe born to be petite and other’s becomes overweight because of excessive eating. That’s the problem with me, since I worked in the judiciary, i couldn’t help not to eat for two reason. I crave for food when i see them and it becomes a ritual in the office to eat and enjoy a good conversation in what we called the “long table”.
Some may view that getting fit is easy with the right diet and exercise. But it’s not also good to starve your self by not eating because you just wanted to fit on your size 24 denim.
Getting fit should kick off with the right regime. That means, choosing the right food and sticking to your goal.
You also need to educate your self with the right foods since there would be a drastic change in your eating habits. Beginning a diet means changing the food we usually eat and choosing something with less calories but full of essential vitamins and minerals that our body needs. Eat the right foods, it’s okay to read the labels and because you want to get fitter, you need to make healthy and wise choices.
There are days that your stomach and your mind would say you wanted to eat something and yes there are times that I really could not suppress my urge to eat and i have to tell myself that I have a goal and indulging too much is not a part of that goal.
Think little and often, I read this advice from fitness tips which means, getting those body to work out even at least for some period of time in a day or days in a week, like 30 minutes a day rather than doing it once in a week or once every other week and the worst part, forgetting them at all.
Get the right gear, if in your exercise routine includes running or brisk walking or going to the gym or starting a new sport, it is always necessary to get the right gear which means, getting comfortable shoes and clothes or sports apparel. If your planning to go and try zumba, pilates, yoga or some sports activities, there are certain products that you needed to buy.
But it doesn’t mean that you need to sacrifice your family budget just to buy this, there are ways that doesn’t need your money instead it needs your effort and moving your body.
Focus, just like in any activity or project, getting fit needs your time and focus. If you are focus with your goals, you will see in no time that you can achieve them. Now, if you are already there, don’t just stop because you got what you wished for. Remember that it is easier to get fat rather than to trim down and we don’t want to repeat the hard process all over again.
Here’s an old photograph of me from 3 years to last year and since last January when i decided to take this challenge, i lose almost 2 1/2 kilos from 53 kilos (january weight) to my very recent 50.5 kilos which i think is a good considerable amount. Although there are still a lot to work out to do, my arms, my legs and my tummy needs extra work and i know with my 3P’s (my motif to myself , Patience, Perseverance and Proper diet) i can’t wait to see a more improved result.
Top : Tasc performance (eco-friendly material)
Bottom : Sassa capri
Shoes : Fila