I should begin my weight loss journey by thanking for the support I received from my trainers and colleagues which is invaluable and its impact can’t be put in words. At the same time I have come across many obstacles and the questions such as, “Is it required” “Why to lose weight” or why can’t I go for “Liposuction or any other cosmetic surgerie
When I started to think about the weight loss and muscle tune up, I was in a great dilemma, assuming that it should contain lot of hard work and too much of trouble, but I made up my mind set “ON” for increased action in gym and decreased action at the dining table. I can’t say that losing weight is a difficult task or the easiest way, but has the challenges in it and it needs good amount of patience and persistence..
Before entering training ground and gym I tried to learn about the basics and the rules to be followed during weight loss and building muscles mass. As I was having zero knowledge about the terms and the protocol about the health and fitness, I determined with full dedication learning about the concepts such as Calorie and its burning methods, metabolism and how to increase it, nutrition and its advantages, fat loss and its disadvantages, protein and its advantages etc, and very importantly the magical word “BFFM” (BURN THE FAT AND FEED THE MUSCLE) which helped me to have the discipline in diet and work outs.
Initially I thought about the crash diet, and starving will help me in losing weight but at some point of time I realized that it is doomed to failure, and decided not to diet anymore and dieting or starving is not a healthy way of losing weight as they might work in the short term but we will always fall of them, Trust me I have tried and I have fallen of many times. From then on I tried eating healthier and made my life style changed, it was difficult to change my diet at the start, but getting accumulated was also not tough.
I substituted whole wheat grain foods such as whole wheat bread, oats, crackers etc instead of refined carbs. Started eating more fruits and veggies, I stock up then every week when I go for shopping and snack on them throughout the day as Fruits and veggies not only provide nutrients and fiber, but they fill you up without giving you too much calories and fat. I preferred leaner meats (or better yet, other forms of protein) as we all know red meat starts killing us slowly. I cut back on sweets which is very difficult challenge for any one, but slowly progressed cutting back the pastries and candies and other sweet deserts. I implemented these changes one at a time, slowly and over longer period of time. I start giving myself one cheat day a week which made me easier and gave me something to look forward.
As a beginner I was training feverishly which is not a healthy way of reducing weight, I realized at some point and started learning about the high and low intense training, combined cardio, anaerobic, aerobic & abdominal exercise which helped me to get the result in a better way. Having focused only in weight loss and kept my consistency towards the work out plans, my interest got increased rapidly and I was keen to know the ideas and skills involved in tuning muscles and body building. Slowly I start converting my activity levels starting from “Sedentary” to “Low Active” to “Active” to “Very Active” stage.
Confident was the key which entered my life at a time I was looking for change not just with my weight but with my life. I not only learned about nutrition and how to take care of myself but I learned how to live again and enjoy life. I realize now that my trepidation around losing weight was only because I thought I needed to sacrifice in order to gain what I wanted. Today I have more confidence to do the things I've always wanted to do but thought I couldn't. ! I feel lighter, stronger and more energized.
My suggestion to my friends and colleagues
• Never Skip Breakfast.
• Eat at least every 2 to 3 hours.
• Drink lots of water.
• Cut your Carbs towards the end of the day
• Clear all the tempting junk food out of your house
• Start doing some physical activities every day
Being active life style it Not only does benefit your overall health naturally, but it positively contributes to your emotional well-being as well. In addition, a physically active lifestyle reduces your risk of some serious chronic diseases, like:
• heart disease
• some cancers
• type 2 diabetes
• high blood pressure & cholesterol…
Try to be active and enjoy the benefits in it…I thank once again my trainers in Versatile fitness and ground trainers of YMCA and my family who sincerely supported me for my achievement. I am glad to inform that I planned for some more events for NO TO OBESITY cause and other public involvements related to health and fitness. I thank my lord for giving me this opportunity to share this post to my friends and for the upcoming posts. I hope this post will be one of the motivational fact for the people those who are suffering from obesity and struggling for weight loss. Please do send me the queries, I would be glad to assist on the same. "PRAISE THE LORD