A lot of people have made these kinds of resolutions: “I will lose weight this year”, “I’m going to eat healthier this year”. Most people don’t stick with these resolutions for long which can be a huge bummer for those who truly want to lose weight and stay fit. I wasn’t one who really cared for things like that since I felt that my weight was at the right range for my age. However, COVID came through and I couldn’t maintain my weight as I used to; thus I began gaining pounds quickly which got me very upset and feeling very insecure of myself. Soon enough I decided that I needed to lose this extra weight and ensure I get back in shape.
Here are somethings I’ve done to lose the weight and keep myself going.
- Have a reasonable weight goal and time frame: Something a lot of people don’t do is establish a weight goal to reach and when they plan to reach that goal. Having a goal can motivate you to stay on your workout routine. My goal is to lose ten pounds by the end of this year and I’ve lost about five pounds so far and it’s gotten me very motivated to keep going. Even if you hit your goal, keep going so you don’t gain the weight back.
- Moderate my food intake: A lot of us have started eating more since we have been stuck at home due to COVID. I’d recommend changing your eating habits to match your lifestyle. Say if you eat a whole medium pizza, try eating only half a medium pizza and decrease as you go. I often ate half a medium pizza, now I eat three pieces of pizza and plan to eat less over time.
- Drink lots of water: Water can really help with weight loss. You may need to use the bathroom a lot but it will be worth it towards your weight goal. I drink a bottle of water with every meal I eat to help maintain my weight and it has helped me stay hydrated throughout the day.
- Have a workout routine: Having a workout routine can help your body lose weight and help strengthen different parts of your body. I do a lot of abdominal workouts like squats, crunches, planks and more. I focus on that area of my body since that’s the area I feel a little uncomfortable about but it has been getting better. So make sure you find a workout routine that works for you and your schedule.
I do these things on my own, however, if you’re comfortable with having someone guiding you or being in a group, the Campus Recreation Center is having virtual fitness classes and you can learn more at their page on the USG website.
If you have more questions, concerns, or suggestions let me know and I’ll take then into consideration! Hope you enjoyed this blog and I will see you in the next one!