Balancing your Life to Lose WeightPosted: Nov 17 in Weight Loss Blog by Staff
When you set out on a weight loss journey, it can quickly become a whirlwind of big changes. Some of these changes are easier to keep up with than others. While it is great to start feeling healthier, and everyone loves those early days when the weight first starts to fall off and your clothes start fitting nicer, there are plenty of other changes that aren’t quite as simple. Keeping up with your diet changes and exercise goals can quickly become more hassle than enjoyment. Finding a way to set up your schedule in a way that will support long-term success is the best solution.
Here are a few ideas to keep in mind as you begin a new weight loss program:
- Set up a workout schedule that you can stick to. This means setting up a workout schedule that will keep you engaged for 30-60 minutes a few times a week, when it makes sense for you. For some this means the morning, but for others this means after work before you head home for the day. You need to assess your schedule and know what will work for you, and make decisions based on what is plausible for your lifestyle.
- Make logical choices that will help you stick to your diet. If you have never cooked before, then deciding to cook a few times a week is reasonable. Suddenly deciding that all of your meals will be cooked at home, from scratch, may not be as reasonable—especially if you have more mouths to feed than your own.
- Find ways to balance your old life with your new life. Yes, beginning a weight loss program means you need to make big changes in your life, and some of these changes may even require you to spend less time with certain friends or in certain places. Try to figure out a way that you can merge these two life paths, rather than entirely eliminating people and places that brought you happiness. Find ways to make the things and people that matter to you a more integral part of your new healthy lifestyle.
The best way to guarantee success as you begin a new weight loss program is to ensure that you start off on the right foot, and that means making big changes to your lifestyle in the most balanced way possible. Talk to your weight loss surgeon about the best lifestyle changes that you can start to make to help your progress kick off.