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Ever since my decision to make a lifestyle change, I have noticed a huge change in my outlook, my energy levels, my appearance and my overall mood. It is one of the best decisions I have ever made. From the get-go, my goal has been to be more active and to be more aware of my calorie intake. Not only has these two changes made a huge difference for me, but it has also encouraged Paul to make small changes to his lifestyle as well.
While I am by no means a health or fitness expert, I wanted to share some tips for transitioning to a healthier lifestyle…
Whether it’s parking at the far end of the parking lot, taking the stairs instead of the elevator, or cranking up the radio and dancing, you need to get up and moving! Make little changes and invest in a pedometer! Seeing how many steps you take a day may actually motivate you to get moving. The first day I wore my FitBit, I only managed 3K steps. Seeing how little I was actually moving around on a normal day definitely motivated me to get up and go.
I know a large majority of people hate exercising. But I’ll let you in on a little secret… I do, too! Which is why I decided to start walking. It’s free. It’s easy. And it’s something I can do with all three of my kids! I eventually would like to build up to running, but for now all I do is walk! And if you don’t think you can lose weight by walking, you’re wrong! I lost 15.2lbs in just 1 month! And if walking isn’t your thing, then find something that is! Paul loves to play basketball and lift weights. So whenever I’m on the treadmill, he’s right in front of me strength training while our kids are playing in the same room as us.
Start a food diary!
One of the biggest contributors to my obesity was my inability to control my portions. I did a lot of mindless eating and overindulging, which is why I began documenting everything I ate! I kept track of my calorie intake by inputting all my meals into an app called MyFitnessPal. I was shocked to see how many calories I was consuming on a regular basis. I then began to plan out my meals to keep myself within a healthy calorie range.
Choose healthier options!
If you’re keeping track of your calorie intake, you’ll soon realize that by choosing healthier options, you’ll actually be able to eat more! When Paul decided to join me in this lifestyle change, he also began counting calories. He would often tell me that he decided not to eat (enter junk food here) because he went to check the calories and it was way too high. I was pretty impressed that he was sticking to it.
One thing that Paul often craves is a carbonated drink. We all know sodas are packed with calories and the diet versions don’t really compare in flavor. So Paul was thrilled when I told him about the new Four Ten Calorie DPSG products- 7UP, Sunkist, A&W and Canada Dry- that I picked up at Walmart. They’re only ten calories, but are full of flavor! These are now Paul’s go-to drinks and he loves the fact that he doesn’t have to sacrifice taste or calories to enjoy a soda!
Try the new Four Ten Calorie DPSG products!
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