Since Not So Heavy was initially about my weight loss and things I have done to change my lifestyle it seems only fair to share these simple life changing habits with you.
Generally I am not a very motivated person, but as I continued with losing weight I soon became quite obsessed by weight, and even activity levels to some degree. Over time it got to the point where I was weighing myself every day, sometimes more than once, despite my weigh-in time being the same time on the same day of the week… Every week.
My motivations for changing my lifestyle were quite clear now. I surely had to do something about the current state so I focused on these 2 quite apparent areas
2 Life Changing Habits that worked for me
- Eat less
- Move more
This might sound so blatantly obvious, but it is true. And to be successful at it, you cannot really do one without the other.
Eating habits are not just eating less of course. Taking care of what you eat is also very important. I will divulge some of my not-so-secret secrets over the coming posts but making sure that you have a good balance of food types, cut out fatty food and bad fats and drinking lots of water help.
With regards to moving more, I don’t go to the gym. I have no desire to for various reasons. That doesn’t mean that you cannot keep fit in other ways. I walk a lot. I even got a dog to make me leave the house. This is a simple yet very effective form of exercise. There are a million and one workouts available starting from as little time as 5 minutes a day (maybe even less).
Yet I haven’t been inspired to do any sort of work out yet. Home gym exercises can be effective too – but too much effort for me.
Do the amount of activity that you are comfortable with. Once you have gotten it into your routine it won’t become such a chore and may even become fun.