Since I started my weight loss journey, I lost over 100 pounds.
I have noticed that my tolerance for cold weather has greatly reduced. I lost a lot of body fat which once insulated by body, so I understand why this is happening.
I hope I will eventually adjust to colder temperatures, and not feel like I am freezing all the time.
I enjoy watching YouTube videos on the Fat Meets Fire channel, which is produced by Ben Landers. I love how he explains will power and gives tips on how to improve your will power. It’s not as difficult or mysterious as we tend to make it.
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.”
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.
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.
- Bike Riding
- Laser Tag
- Jump on a Trampoline
- Scavenger Hunt
- Flag Football
- Obstacle Course
- Mini Golf
- Batting Cage
- LAPRing (Live Action Role-Play)
- Marital Arts
- Active Video Games
- Walk a Dog
If you have other ideas, please let me know in the comment section.
Physical activity plays a major role in promoting good health and is an excellent way to boost your mood.
- 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).
- You can break exercise time into small chucks throughout the day.
- Eliminate all or nothing thinking.
- You can multitask while exercising (for example: watch TV while on a treadmill).
- Make your exercise time a priority.
Source: Crestwood Medical Center in Huntsville, Alabama