How Do I Get Started?

Easy, well kinda.  Easy if you are mentally ready.  Getting mentally ready can be the hard part.   “I’ll start Monday” and while mentally preparing for “Monday” you go on a binge eating spree.  Why must it be Monday?  Start today, even if it is a Friday or Wednesday!   OMG yes I said it.  It’s OK to start on a day in the middle of the week.   I know your thinking, “she has lost her mind”, but it can happen and it should happen.

Once you have gotten it out of your head that you have to “prepare” for a winter hibernation and pack on 5 pounds while waiting for “Monday” to start, start slow.  Start with eating healthy and a get up and moving workout.

You must start with what you are eating.  Loosing weight and getting healthy is 80% diet and 20% exercise.  You must change your eating habits.   Lets face it, those extra pounds did not appear magically and will not magically disappear, this is not a “will it to happen” kinda thing.    What you put in your mouth is a bigger factor than even exercising.

Then start  by just doing 20 min of cardio at the gym.   In fact… wait for it… you don’t even need the gym!  I know this post is just blowing everything out of the water, don’t forget to breath while reading this mind blowing information.

You can start off by doing a workout video.  7 years ago I started with Walk Away The Pounds.  A  few years ago I did  Jillian Michaels-30 day Shred, just to change up my routine a bit.

Fitness and healthy food is at your finger tips, and the lame excuses are just that, LAME and EXCUSES!  You don’t need to dedicate 2 or 3 hours to a workout.  20-40 min a day will help you live longer and live a healthier life!   There is a million workout videos that are great and effective.  Lets face it, reality is that most people don’t have 1,2,3 hours to spend working out a day.  30 minutes a day is better than nothing at all.   PLUS, once you get started, and see how great you feel, you will probably find the time to do a little more.

The most important thing is to just get started doing something… anything. Make a change today towards a better you.

 

5 thoughts on “How Do I Get Started?

  1. Ok Heather you are definitely my inspiration. I started 4 weeks ago eating healthy and walking. I live in Acton so a lot of my walking is uphill. I’ve lost 15 lbs. so far. You look amazing and I love the fact that you did it being a mother. You will definitely be my girl.

  2. Are you spying on me? I do feel like I need to pig out over the weekend to start a healthy eating program Monday. I feel like if I don’t I will NEVER EAT again!!!!!! But, with your help, I am making small tiny baby steps.

    • LOL No Vicky not spying, just been there a million times in the past. I know those feelings and thoughts. 🙂 I am so glad to see you are making steps to becoming an improved you! If there is anything else I can do please don’t hesitate.

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