A while ago I was trying to think of a good reason to lose weight. So I looked into it( as much as a human with access to the internet can ‘look into’ things these days).
And eventually I found a good reason. My pitiful/embarrassing/neighbours-would-laugh-at-me blood pressure.
My friend, Cynthia, who insists she has perfect blood pressure, still really likes the idea of new years resolutions to lose weight.
Which made my friend, Nicole, pipe up and say, something like, ” I don’t like the concept of New Year’s resolutions. Why? Because they force us to feel as if the only time we should think about big changes to our lifestyle is around this particular time of year. Nearly everyone who thinks that way has given up on their resolution in 2 or 3 months’ time.
A resolution shouldn’t only be made at the beginning of a new year. It can and should be decided upon as soon as you experience your Ah-ha! moment. That it is a sign that it’s time to take action, as you’re making a deliberate decision to change for yourself, and not setting ridiculously unrealistic goals because society or the fashion magazines tells you it’s that time of year to do so. ”
That’s Nicole for you. She’s opinionated and I love her.
That being said, I am on my way to losing 10% of my body weight. When I began this journey I was 202.5 lbs. It is now nearly December, and I am almost 188. And do you know what? I am feeling GREAT already! I have already started to experience many of the benefits that Fat Loss Factor talked about.
I have never really had issues with sleeping, but I feel that my sleep is now improved because I feel more fulfilled and accomplished at the end of a day for taking steps to improve my health and my life during the day. I have more energy than ever before and for some reason it lasts throughout the day.
I never overeat anymore; I eat when it’s time and I do have an occasional snack, but often find that I don’t even need it because the food I’m now into is high in nutrients and low in things like saturated fat, sodium and cholesterol.
But not only am I losing the weight, but my measurements are slowly coming down and I am getting stronger and find completing my workouts easier and easier. My confidence is also on the rise!
I’m still well above my goal weight of 140, but I feel that I look better in my clothes, especially in workout clothing. So if I want to join a gym or attend fitness classes anytime in the near future I won’t be too concerned about how I look in comparison to everyone else.
In fact, get this, many of my clothes are now much too lose to wear! It’s always a good feeling (and a serious motivator) when that happens!
Thanks for reading!