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Over the summer I made a lot of progress toward my weight loss goals. Then I started to fall back on
old habits, and here I am at the beginning of a brand new year, ready to start over. The only way to lose weight and keep it off is to change your lifestyle. This I know. The minute I start looking at this as a diet regimen, it’s all for naught.
Phase one: Dietary changes
I’ve always reached for the bad-for-you high carb/high fat dishes on a menu and rarely the salad. Now, I’m making smarter choices and I’m actually finding that I really enjoy it. This doesn’t mean that I never eat fat or carbs. It just means that the majority of the time, I’m making better choices. A new lifestyle.
Phase two: Move it and Lose it
Once your body adjusts to your new eating style, you have to step it up a notch. I’ve never much cared for exercise, but it’s totally a mental thing. If I can focus on everything but the pounding of my heart and sore muscles, I’m more likely to stick with it. Regular exercise keeps me in that frame of mind well beyond my workout session. I find myself doing sets of pushups while playing with the kids and squats in the kitchen. I’ve even begun to track my steps with a pedometer.
The more I play music whether during a workout or throughout daily chores, I find it helps me move more. In other words, when somebody tooties that flutie, I’ve got to shake my booty! (A little Shrek humor). Studies have shown that music can increase the intensity and duration of a workout by as much as 15%. If music also helps you get motivated, you need to check out yurbuds. They are the #1 selling sport earphone company, founded by an Ironman Triathlete and a 24-time marathoner for a solution to those painful or loose earphones.
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