Here are 6 Ways to Jumpstart Your Weight Loss
Often, we sabotage progress by not participating in any steps or quitting because the end result is not happening fast enough. One of the reasons that I hear people use the most to not start on a healthier journey is money. Since some habits we participate in require money, it would be beneficial to take a look at what we are gaining from them.
We can evaluate them by asking this very important question, “Are they more important than our health?” Every time that we spend money on our habits, we are investing in them. Another question is, “What type of return do we get on those investments?” When we invest in our health, the return is positive and long-term.
When I started my new journey, I carefully wrote down what I was investing my money in. I was spending around $100 a month on Frappuccino (coffee) and $80 a month on my nails. When I looked at that, I realized that I could afford to invest in my health by using those funds. That’s exactly what I did. I actually came out cheaper by investing in my health. I was able to start juicing by using those funds to buy veggies and fruits and I still had money left. If I was to compare my returns on my previous investments with my current investments, my health outweighs the delicious coffee and beautiful fake nails. Again, it depends on what is more valuable.
You may say that you would like to try weight loss programs but you cannot afford them at the time. You just do not have the money. You only have enough money for your necessities in life. Progress will happen with any positive steps you take on your weight loss journey.
Here are some steps that you could participate in to jumpstart your weight loss.
1. If you are a soda lover, you can start by cutting sodas out of your drinking regimen. That did not cost any money; it may even save you some money. That is a step towards progress.
2. If you do not drink the recommended amount of water daily, increase your water intake. That is a step towards progress.
3. If you are always eating fried foods, substitute baked foods for fried foods. Add veggies to your meals. That is a step towards progress.
4. If you love your sweets, reduce or cut them out of your eating regimen. Replace them with fruits. That is a step towards progress.
5. If you do not participate in any type of exercise, start walking for about 15 -30 minutes a few times a week. That is a step towards progress.
6. If you spend a lot of time on social media or games, redirect how you spend your time. Spend some time conducting some research on different exercises including strength training and incorporate a couple of them in your exercise routine a couple times a week. That is a step towards progress.
Sometimes people do not start because they look at others and believe that they can’t do what they are doing. If the individuals that you are looking at are further along in the journey than you, of course, they may able to do more than you. Trust me; it was not like that when they started.
When I first started, I could not do any running on the incline of the treadmill. As time progress and I kept trying, I got better. By taking the first steps, you will be motivating yourself in the process. As you progress, you will began to see how you can add other steps to help with improving your progress. Those steps will add up and the outcome will be results.
It is always important to remember to start where you are (not where another person is) and work your way from there.
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