Bariatric Mindset Success

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Kristin Lloyd is a social worker that struggled with her weight, so she had bariatric surgery.  She now offers counseling to others who are going through the surgery process.

She is relatable and her vast experience makes her a great candidate to teach others about bariatric surgery.  In her book, she shares her personal experiences, advice on how to succeed, and warnings about common pitfalls.

My favorite quote from the book is, “Having weight loss surgery is the first step in breaking out of the victim cycle, because this means you are acting and doing something to take back control over yourself and your life.”

Not Your Average Runner by Jill Angie

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Jill Angie is “not your average runner.”  In her book she shares her personal failures and triumphs as a runner.  She also gives advice on how to get started, training for beginners, and running gear.

This book is entertaining, easy to read, and inspirational.  I recommend it to anyone that wants to start a new exercise program, but feels embarrassed by their current weight.

 

Make Exercise Fun

Exercise doesn’t have to be boring.  There are a lot of different things you can do that are fun and will add variety to your workout routine.

  1. Bike Riding
  2. Laser Tag
  3. Volleyball
  4. Jump on a Trampoline
  5. Scavenger Hunt
  6. Flag Football
  7. Hiking
  8. Bowling
  9. Swimming
  10. Obstacle Course
  11. Mini Golf
  12. Frisbee
  13. Hopscotch
  14. Batting Cage
  15. Kayaking/Canoeing
  16. Daning
  17. LAPRing (Live Action Role-Play)
  18. Geocaching
  19. Marital Arts
  20. Yoga
  21. Active Video Games
  22. Walk a Dog
  23. Volleyball
  24. Rollerblading/Skating

If you have other ideas, please let me know in the comment section.

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Physical Activity Recommendations

Physical activity plays a major role in promoting good health and is an excellent way to boost your mood.

  1. You should participate in physical activities for at least 150 minutes a week (20 minutes a day or for 30 minutes 5 days a week).
  2. You can break exercise time into small chucks throughout the day.
  3. Eliminate all or nothing thinking.
  4. You can multitask while exercising (for example:  watch TV while on a treadmill).
  5. Make your exercise time a priority.

 

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Source:  Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, Alabama