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Shedding those pounds may not be so easy―at first. Great things take time, they say. You have to work hard for it. Eat right. Lift those weights. Break a sweat. It takes discipline and persistence. Treating your body right will provide you with a lot of insight about your well-being. You’ll learn to respect your body. Appreciate it.
You have to develop a way to keep yourself motivated on your weight-loss journey. You may start strong but most people usually lose all purpose and the enthusiasm soon fizzles out. Sharpen your iron will and determination. Set a realistic weight goal according to your BMI. Here are a few of the many advantages of losing weight to get your butt on the move.
Losing and maintaining the weight means you get to wear your clothes without worry that they won’t fit. No need to splurge on a new wardrobe. Savings! You’ll also probably be cooking more and drinking less. More healthy food and less junk mean your cravings will be curbed. Less sugary processed food equals less spending.
With the extra pounds, walking a short distance might make you winded. It is a constant struggle going up and down stairs. But once you’ve shed the extra load you’ll realize it’s a lot easier and faster to get from point A to point B. It’s not a pain to bend down anymore.
And you can finally get the pen that fell under your desk months ago. Getting the extra weight off relieves pressure on joints, as being overweight or obese can put a tremendous amount of weight on a joint, most especially on the knees, and cause wear and tear on them. This can lead to problems with walking long distances or standing for long periods of time.
Leading a healthy lifestyle strengthens your immune system. Eating fresh produce and working up a sweat is a surefire way to build up your immunity. Other health benefits include lower diabetes risk, improved blood sugar and blood pressure. You’ll have more energy to do the things you want. You get to sleep better and get your groove on in bed too.
Feel good, look good. You feel great on the inside and out. All that energy will bring out the best in you. Being at your optimal health will show, and create a domino effect at work too with increased productivity. You’re more open and adventurous as you have the energy and gusto to get moving, the drive to do more and try more.
Improved Kitchen Skills
You will enjoy experimenting and preparing healthy meals. Start meal planning instead of ordering out. With home-cooked meals, you get to plan and prepare. You know what you are fueling your body with. By altering your diet you make healthier choices, you get to appreciate your meal and savor the flavor. Healthy and satisfying!
Plant therapy is also a great way to get sources of minerals and vitamins through supplements. Natural supplements can also aid you to reach, maintain and keep your health goals.
As you continue to stick to this regimen, you develop healthier habits. It may feel like a battle at first, but as you push through it will become like breathing air. Stay fit and remember to value and enjoy the journey.
Jeanne is a copywriting strategist and consultant helping frustrated small business owners, consultants, and online solopreneurs succeed through better branding and increased sales.