I’ve been struggling with my weight for as long as I can remember. I have tried diets like the Atkins and South Beach that claims to help you lose weight quicker. But instead I see-sawed with my weight for years. That is until about four years ago. I made the conscious decision to eat healthier and workingout at least four days a week.
Of course that didn’t go off without a hitch either. Over the years I have gotten better about exercising and I’m making better food choices but I still have my ice cream day and my love for Dr. Pepper is too strong to let it go so easily.
What made things click about healthy living was seeing my mom’s health getting worse over the years and it all started because she didn’t take care of herself. Now that I’m a grandma I want to be able to keep up with my grandsons and see them grow up to become adults and hopefully, be around to meet my great-grandchildren!
I always thought living a healthy lifestyle would take a lot of work but I think it had more to do with the fact that I would have to cut out my ice cream and DP.
If you’re also fighting the battle of the bulge I found an infographic that shows us that by making simple changes it could boost our metabolism, improve our overall health and put us on the road to lasting weight loss – and keeping it off.#weight loss is a perk or a benefit from a combination of healthy eating habits and exercise.Click To Tweet
Here Are 8 Power Points to Lasting Weight Loss:
What I like most about this infographic is that the word ‘diet’ isn’t mentioned in any of their points. Just by making little changes like the ones they mentioned such as adding fruits and veggies and drinking more water makes a difference. And did you notice #5? We don’t have to deny ourselves from eating our favorite foods we just have to eat in moderation.
I am not about to tell you that I have totally converted. My biggest struggle is letting go of the sugars and getting the motivation to workout. I hate getting started but once I do and work up a sweat, it feels great.
I’m also working on changing my mindset. Now instead of complaining that I have 25 pounds to hit my goal, I’m going to celebrate what I’ve lost and be excited that I only have 25 pounds to go.
I hope this infographic inspires you reach your goal, whether is to eat healthier or lose weight.
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