Baby steps is going to be a series of posts with day to day minor habits that you can adopt for healthier life. I will enlighten you guys and gals with small stuff, things you do, everyday errands even how you should eat your junk food to keep the fat intake at minimum. I have started to adopt these small changes and I am pretty sure you can too.
Now in this very first instalment of Baby Steps I will tell you how you should watch TV. I came across this article of how one should not waist time during the commercials while sitting in the couch and waiting for the program to resume. According to the experts you can loose up to 150 calories by stepping in a place during the commercials of a 1 hour TV show. Instead of heading for the fridge and grabbing a soda keep an iced cold water bottle near your couch, stand up and start spot jogging (lightly paced) when the commercial starts (takes around 3 to 5 minutes for commercials to end during a regular programming). Small habits like this will not give you dramatic results but if you implement similar stuff into your lifestyle accumulatively you will definitely see the change in your health for, instance walking up the stairs daily instead of getting on an elevator to your office door.
Few weeks ago I promised (well I dont know if it was really a promise) that I would post a video of me working out. Well I dont see that happening any time soon, not that I am not working out regularly, (actually I am not) its just I am not really comfortable posting a video just yet, judge me all you want I wana look good when I record my self pumping iron.
Any how this post is about staying motivated and shedding fat is tough every one knows that, and the hardest part is when you push yourself to the limits for 2 or 3 weeks by sweating your butt off and doing everything right (diet wise) and your scale tells you that you have lost only 1 pound, staying motivated with that result is even harder. Around here where I live we dont really have much qualified personal trainers, and even if I find one he/she is probably going to charge me a fortune which I dont have. So all I got is magazines and internet, and knowledge from these mediums have lost me 1 pound in 3 weeks. I guess only way to stay motivated is staying in the mind set that atleast I didnt gain any extra weight. Orrrrrrrrrrrrrrr, I love this one: like most fitness gurus say when you try to loose weight with weight training you stay a bit heavy on the scale as your not only loosing weight but also gaining muscels. Yeah I like this explanation much better for why the heck I only lost 1 pound, come to think of it I am noticing my arms are little stiff without flexing.
Aaah feeling much better,
Key to motivation ladies and gentlemen !!!!! No self pitty, always try to find the positive in your down moments.