As I had written in one of my first articles, nothing is impossible. But you need to have the determination to do something without easily giving in to temptation. My journey to losing weight wasn’t an easy one at all. I first tried hitting the gym but that lasted for two weeks. Then I tried going for walks but once the partner ditched, I stopped too. Then came an opportunity to work out at home, but I realized I wasn’t the type who could work out alone. I tried lots of things and finally decided to take the easy way out, or so I thought!
I decided to eat fewer carbohydrates and reduce my sugar intake. Little did I know that this wasn’t an easy way out at all. I was tempted to eat junk, drink sweet juices and consume loads of excessive carbohydrates every single day. And, sometimes I also felt that the universe was conspiring against me when the aromas would lure me every time I fed my kids curry and rice. Actually, rice is my weakness, even today!
Nevertheless, I ultimately succeeded in losing the 20 pounds. I realized that the key to achieving any goal is determination. I’m not just talking about getting encouraged by people or posting on social media, but the willpower from deep down inside. If you are not determined enough from within, it will be extremely difficult to achieve anything. But, if you do have the determination to lose those pounds, then here are some tips to help you, from my very own experience:
The above pointers can be followed to reach any goal if tweaked as per the desired end result. I cannot tell you what diet (goal) will suit your body (life) because I would have to be a dietician (tarot card reader perhaps) for that. But, I can tell you that, only because of my own determination, was I able to achieve my goal thrice, after two babies and a couple of long holidays.
Please note that there is no start button and stop button for eating healthy. You need to make it a part of your lifestyle. This will also help you stay healthy and avoid plenty of illnesses that are associated with obesity and unhealthy food habits. Furthermore, my body got toned only with regular belly dancing (workout) AFTER I lost my excess weight. So, you cannot expect an hour glass figure only with healthy eating. That would need more work.
By the way, I give belly dance classes online, in case you’re interested. ([email protected]).
Disclaimer: I’m not forcing all of you to lose weight and become skinny because that is not what life is all about. But, like me, if you are uncomfortable in your flabby body, you can follow my tips and reduce those inches with ease.
Have you tried losing weight in vain? What did you finally do and how did you succeed?