Being over weight effects many people through out their lives and I’m no exception. From my early teens I was always the fat kid, even though we were always active playing some sort of sport, swimming or riding our bikes my problem was with food, I LOVE it. I would always over indulge or just constantly snacked through out the day. This led to some bad habits as I became an adult and after having my second child I found myself weighing in at over 90kg. I remember seeing a photo of myself and thinking is that really me?…… can’t be. But reality hit and I had to do something. I joined Weight Watchers and started exercising with a friend. Now I know many have tried companies like Jenny Craig and Weight Watchers and lost weight only to put it on again. But for me certain things I learn’t stuck and I have managed to keep the weight off for 7 years now. A lot of these stages, we use in our Weight Loss Challenge.
Writing down what I ate made me realize just how much food I really was consuming. it made me accountable. Having that one biscuit here or there at the end of the day became way too many. Simple things such as serving my meals on a smaller plate to control my portion size was a game changer for me, as I was someone who always cleared my plate. However, the biggest habit I changed was planning, being organised, knowing what I was going to eat each day and when i was going to exercise. I used to get to the end of the day and think it’s too late to go to the shops or just couldn’t be bothered and throw some frozen chips in the oven. Now i plan my meals so I have plenty of fresh options in the fridge.
After 12 months sticking to these few changes and exercising at least 3-4 times a week, I lost 25kg. I still LOVE food and still have days where I indulge but I make sure I stick to my new habits and that keeps me in control. One of the best things through out this 12 months, besides feeling great and becoming healthier, was I found a new place to exercise.
Top Coach has been one of the main reasons I am able to maintain my weight and health. I love exercising in a group, love the life long friends I have made along the way, and to top it off I have became a trainer. Now I can encourage others to achieve their goals.
So don’t ever give up! Just take one day at a time because things can change if you really want them to. I know because I have been there!