So I just got done reading my Bestie’s post on Tips for Getting Skinny this year, and it has inspired me to add on to her tips.
After I had my first son (2nd baby), I was 60 lbs overweight!!! I was determined to lose it and feel great about myself again! So with the Utmost amount of pure, solid determination, I lost it. I busted my ass daily in front of my TV, watched what I ate, drank TONS of water, and I lost it. In the first 4 months I had already lost 35 pounds!!!! Because I woke up one day and thought, “I’m worth feeling good about ME!”
So, can’t take ALL the credit here, but I believe I inspired my bestie to lose her baby weight also. I forced her to do Slim in 6 workouts with me every time I’d go up to visit. Then she was hooked. She decided SHE was worth it. So she lost her 50 POUNDS of extra weight. I give her a hard time now cause she’s RIDICULOUSLY skinny, but she’s healthy. And she lost the weight the HEALTHY way. She counted calories, which I used to laugh about but it WORKS!!! And she works out frequently. She’s slim, healthy, and feels great about herself. So go read her tips on reaching your goals, and then read mine, they’re just an add-on to hers.
Find a Partner who will KEEP you motivated!! If I hadn’t had support, I never would have lost the weight! And here I am again, after the 3rd baby, needing to lose the weight all over again! But I have amazing support. My hubby will weight train with me and make sure I’m not cheating on my diet. My bestie will work out with me and remind me along the way when I forget what all this hard work is for. It’s important to have support! Be it a friend who sweats along side you, a spouse who makes sure the junk in the cupboards is gone and compliments your progress along the way, or complete strangers on Facebook who are cheering you on every step of the way. Whoever you can get, GET THEM! You’ll be happy you did.
Display your goal out in the open! Whether it’s a pair of jeans you’ve always wanted to fit in, a magazine model you admire, or a sexy cocktail dress, Display it! If you don’t own it, BUY IT!!! Go out and buy that goal size outfit you want, then hang it up somewhere you will have to look at it every single day. It will help to keep you motivated to see it every day! If it’s a photograph of how you used to look, or how you want to look, put it on the fridge, or on your bathroom mirror. Trust me, you’ll stay motivated and can thank me later.
Don’t procrastinate! You wake up one morning and are pumped up… get a GREAT workout in, eat right, drink lots of water, it was a great day. The next morning, you just don’t feel as amped as the day before, so you say, “I’ll workout tomorrow.” Tomorrow comes, and tomorrow goes. This becomes a habit. Before you know it, 2 weeks have passed and you haven’t worked out but once the entire time! No way!!! Don’t let this happen to you. I have those days where I am groggy, or just feeling lazy. I don’t have any energy, no motivation. But I suck it up and do the workout anyways. Afterwards I feel sooooo much better, with more energy, and proud that I did it. After a week of working out, I start to notice a difference in the way my clothes fit. After 2 weeks, I completely drop a jean size. So while you’re feeling lazy and teetering on the idea of NOT working out today, remember that it doesn’t take long to make progress. Don’t set yourself up for this kind of failure!
Don’t believe for a second it’s supposed to be easy! Getting fit and staying healthy is A LOT of work. I’m not going to lie to you. The only way Steph and I ever lost any weight was by completely busting our asses. And not only doing so for a couple of weeks, but by making it a lifestyle! Steph is slim as ever, but the only way she remains so is by watching what she eats and STILL working out! She didn’t get skinny and then just stop doing everything. She remains healthy and active. Let her be an inspiration to us all! Now that I am recovered from the surgery and having the baby, I am back on track again. I know it’s going to be a long, hard road, but I am so worth it.
Know the difference between a Gimmick and what actually works! There is NO miracle drug that will make you skinny. There is NO miracle drug that will give you the perfect body. Don’t be fooled by one of the world’s leading money making industries. There are things that suppress the appetite, and things that give you energy to workout, but they REQUIRE a healthy diet and a regular workout routine. Read the labels! I’ve seen people take these drugs that promise tremendous weight loss. And what do you think happens to EVERY single person who was fooled?? As soon as they are off the drug, the weight comes right back on! Because it was a GIMMICK! It didn’t teach you to EAT healthy. It didn’t teach you to BE healthy. It taught you that with enough money, you can buy something to eat away your appearance. Don’t be a fool.
The only way to be thin and fit is to eat healthy, throw out all the junk, don’t cheat on your diet, and bust your ass with a good workout routine. And there IS a workout for everybody. I have a crushed vertebra and broken pelvis, I do cardio routines with Kickboxing and weight training along with Dance routines. Suck it up, get your body strong and toned, and realize that you are worth it!