It’s that time of year…people start panicking about losing weight before they hit the beach. With the swimsuit season quickly approaching, what works best for you to KiCk those last few pounds?
I’ve been debating this answer all week. Is it going through the cupboards and throwing out all of the junk food? Is it giving up pop? Fasting for a day or two? Running a mile a day? Starting a new diet?
I finally got my answer last night: Wear clothing that makes me feel skinny. When I wear my “skinny clothes” I eat well. If I wear an oversized t-shirt and mesh shorts I might as well be holding a bag of Oreos, because that is what I will turn to after I look in the mirror! To be honest, I only found one or two outfits that made me feel GoOd. Since I am limited on these outfits, I may only wear them in the evenings (when I struggle the most with eating) or, better yet, this may mean I need to go shopping! :)
I realize that my answer may be different from yours, which is just another point I want to make: Every person has to come up with their own weight loss plan because every person has a different body and circumstance! Don’t get frustrated because you are trying to follow the same plan as your co-worker or friend and the results are different. If giving up sweets causes you overcompensate later then agree to eat (and enjoy) one cookie every day. If you hate working out, maybe you need to decide to redo all of landscaping in your yard so you can burn calories while you are doing something you love.
Do whatever it takes to keep you on track. YOU need to be the one that creates a weight loss plan that is tailored specifically for YOU. Don’t feel like you have to follow someone else’s rigid plan! Take bits and pieces of the weight loss resources available and customize a plan that works specifically for you.
Good luck! (see our other Peace w/ Food posts here).