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The list.

11 Sep

How many times in your life have you tried to lose a few pounds? I know I’ve tried several times. I failed in the past because I didn’t educate myself or ask for help. 80 pounds later, I feel like I can dish out some advice.

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  • Identify your WHY. Why do you want to lose weight. Write down the top 5 reasons and keep them close to you. If you ever wonder why you started this or you get discouraged, just take out your list and that will revive your ambitions.
  • Set short and long term goals. They can be monthly, quarterly, and annually. This way you always feel like you have to look forward to something. This will also keep you from setting unrealistic goals because as your body changes month to month your goals will change. Trust me.
  • Pick out a workout program. Find something that you will LOVE. You need to look forward to doing this every day. Don’t get something that you will dread doing. Pick something that inspires you.
  • Go shopping! Picking out a new workout shirt or shoes is a fun way to reward yourself. I find that I’m more excited to workout when I have a something cute and fun to wear.
  • Designate a special area. I am fortunate enough to have a room I can set aside as a workout room. If you do not have this advantage, no worries! Use your living room, bedroom, garage, etc. Any place will work. Just make it your own!
  • Weigh and measure. I do not stalk my scale. But, when you first begin, you need to weigh yourself. Don’t go overboard and weigh in daily. Your weight fluctuates too much and this can cause confusion and frustration. Weigh once a week or once every two weeks. Measurements are what you need to look at. Measure each arm and leg, your butt, chest, hips, and neck. Record this in a notebook so you can look back and see how much you improve every week. This is very motivating.
  • Track your nutrition. This is key. If you think you can get out of this one, think again. Go online, use an app. Do whatever it takes. You need to see where you are every day. Not only should you be creating that caloric deficit when you are trying to lose, but you need to look if you are getting the proper nutrition and fuel your body needs.
  • Identify your weaknesses. Is it sweets? Salty snacks? Get them the heck out of your house. If they’re not in there you won’t eat them. If you are tempted to eat junk-just picture me yelling at you.
  • Educate yourself. Subscribe to a fitness magazine. Read a book on nutrition. We all know that knowledge is power.  I look at it like this: If I had to take care of something very special, I would want to know everything about it, treat it right and love it.  You are special. You need to treat yourself right and love yourself. Put yourself on a pedestal. It’s time to take care of yourself. Our bodies need to move and be fueled with the proper foods. If you want to live long and healthy that is.
  • Support. Surround yourself with supportive family and friends. Let them know what you are doing. They need to be considerate of your goals. They might want to join you! Always keep in mind when temptations arise that you are in control and you know and will do what is best for your body. If some people can’t see that or don’t care, then you may want to do some weeding…

I hope this list of mine will be of some help to you. Whether you are on your journey or you want to start tomorrow. Don’t wait until another Monday rolls around. Screw that! Start now!

If you have any questions about this list, need some guidance or help picking out a workout program please comment below or email me at sweetsnsweat@gmail.com

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Tough Love

14 Jun

I have been thinking alot lately about why I became a Beachbody coach last May and why I still am a Beachbody coach. Last year my main goal was to get healthy myself. I also found it very helpful to have others follow me along my weightloss journey. It was very helpful to work with people who were going through the same thing. Losing weight is hard when you do it the right way. Good things never come easy.

I have worked so hard to get where I am today. 60 pounds in 1 year (80 since Maddox was born). It would have been very difficult to do this on my own. I
would never have been able to do this without the help of my coach, posting and blogging about my progress for accountability, and educating myself on how to do this the RIGHT way.

There are so many weigtloss gimmicks out there. Turn on the television or go online and you will find some dumb contraption, pill, wrap, magic powder, or jiggly hand weights (really?). Everyone wants to improve themselves, but those marketing people are clever and they want to show you the fast and easy way to get the body you deserve. If all of these products “work” so well, then why do we have such a high obesity rate? Why? To put it bluntly, we eat crap and we don’t want to get up and break a good sweat. That’s how I used to feel. I wasted so much time feeling bad about myself. I tried the stupid gimmicks too. No, nothing worked.

Just the other day I ran across a book I had bought on Amazon four or five years ago. I don’t remember the title off hand, but it was something about 12 second workouts. What?! Come on Lindsay! I was desperate, I had no one to show me how to do this. So, I kept failing and failing.

The biggest excuse I hear the most is, time. I don’t have time to workout and eat healthy. Are you kidding me? Maybe you need some tough love? Workout in the morning. Get up earlier and get it done! Last year I got up at 4:30 every morning because my son was 1 and I had to get it done before work and before he got up for the day. I made myself do it because it just had to be done. I have a full time job, a two year old, and a home to take care of.
Some days, it’s not easy, but that’s life.

As for eating healthy. So not hard! I still drink Shakeology every day and I make sure eating fresh fruits, veggies, grains, legumes (all the good stuff) is a huge part of my daily diet. I have found eating healthy is essential for long term health and wellness. Take care of yourselves people.

If I am your Beachbody coach and you would like to connect or you want me to be your Beachbody coach (I’m cheap…free actually) please contact me and let me know. You can always find me on Facebook.

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