this is a toughie
I'll join you on this if that's ok. I've a similar amount to lose. I keep starting (somewhat half heartedly I admit!) and then just give up.
Not any more! I've had enough. Time for change!
Hi Linzi - have you tried yoga - I've just gone back to doing it and finding it is helping me relax.
That might also help with comfort eating -I comfort ate loads in my 20s (stressful/competitive job) and took up yoga to help and it did. Saying that I'm a mum now and need to relax for different reasons!
Look out for a hatha yoga class - if you want something more functional but also relaxing pilates is good too.
Well done on taking the first steps on your weight loss journey. I myself weigh 14st, but I'm only 5ft 2in, and a size 18-20, (not ideal) which puts me into the obese category.
I had a wake-up call on monday when my partner asked where I'd like to go for an all inclusive break in the sun. I imediately panicked, not down to the food but how I would look awful in any form of beachware. I realised that I can't let me shape take over my life. I can't keep putting off. I know how to lose weight I just need to get off my @rse, find some motivation and knuckle down.
I look forward to hearing how you get on, and any tips you have.
Happy weight loss,
You could do no worse than joinging Slimming world and following their "extra Easy" plan. This is a great way to lose weight in a healthy way, and with slimming world, when followed correctly you are never hungry! Although I am not a vegetarian, I still know members that have lost weight on the plan as there are so many options open to you. When combined with the exercise you plan you will soon see results. I have lost 3st in 6months, I am more than happy with that as during that time i have done very little in the way of exercise and I am a consistent 1/2 to 1lb a week loser!
Good luck with your journey
I lost weight with slimming world a few years back and it is a great diet, very flexible. Here I am again though with 5 stones to lose! I like the motivation of a class. It is easy to make excuses, but....... I have the problem of cooking for someone who is on a very limited diet and can only eat soft easy to swallow food and I eat the same as them so following a diet is difficult.
I used to enjoy swimming and going to the gym,but since I moved it is a 26 mile round trip to a leisure centre so rather counts that out. So I am now trying to cycle and walk on a regular basis. Cycling is a bit difficult to fit in with the dark evening/afternoons! Easier in the summer. Also in the summer I do a lot of gardening which is good for fitness, digging, weeding, mowing. I know there are exercise DVD's etc. Any suggestions on how to get motivated would be very welcome.
PS new to Zest, signed up today.
Welcome to Zest!
Good luck with the programme. We find that a bit of success is the best motivation. Check out our At home fitness channel for a wide range of simple workout moves that you can do in your own time to help keep your metabolism up.
What works for us when motivation is waning, is choosing a part of the body you want to tone up and working on that. Do a a few exercises every other day and see what effect they have over the next few weeks. Ramp them up gradually and you'll soon start to see improvements. It should also help motivate you to do more AND stick to the eating plan you've chosen to follow.
Let us know how you get on!
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