You’re at the beach, and you spot an amazing looking person in a bikini. Glance for a second, and you realize that you both have the same dream. You meet in the middle, and you share a passionate kiss. But as you break apart, you notice something is a little off. Upon closer inspection, you realize that it’s not just the bikini that’s the problem, but her whole get-up. You quickly correct the situation, and you promise to keep in touch. You chat for a little while longer, and then she bids you farewell. You exchange a wave and a smile, and you go back to your life, content that you made a new friend. Days, weeks, months pass, and you both continue to live your lives. You remain in contact through social media, and you even see each other from time to time. It’s been a year, and you still have not lost a pound. You’re starting to get discouraged, and you worry that your friendship will deteriorate. You decide to meet up again in a few months. Perhaps then you’ll finally find the motivation to shed those last few pounds you’ve been struggling with all year. You meet in the middle of the day, and you grab a bite to eat before your workout. The day is bright and sunny, and the beach is beautiful as ever. As you begin to run, you feel a hand on your shoulder. You turn and see her, and you are overjoyed. Without saying a word, you throw your arms around each other and hug. You both tear up as you recognize the significance of what just happened. That was no coincidence. You were meant to meet, and you were meant to be together. You decide to give it another try. This time, you meet at night, and you train for an hour before you eat. You feel that little nudge in your gut that your body is telling you to stop. You push through it, and you remind yourself that this is what you’ve been searching for all along. That feeling you had when you first saw her. The connection you felt with everything around you. The passion you felt in every bit of physical activity you engaged in. The happiness that seemed to emanate from everything. If that’s not what you’re looking for, then it’s time for you to leave. No one can tell you what you should or shouldn’t want. Not your parents, not your friends, and certainly not your doctor. It’s you against the world, and in this case, the world doesn’t want you to be fat. This time, you’re going to do what the world says you shouldn’t do. What everyone else thinks you can’t do. You’re going to defy the system, and you’re going to claim your right to be happy. You’re going to turn off your mind, and you’re going to run as fast as you can until you can’t breathe. It’s time to lose weight, and you’re going to do it the healthy way.
The Truth About Calories
Let’s get one thing clear, right here, right now. Calories are not your friend. Your friend is experience. If you want to lose weight, you should be working your way up to 1,500 calories per day, but no more. You’re going to be depriving your body of all the wonderful things that make it unique. You’ll be leaving out all the foods that make you feel vibrant, all the spices that give your dishes flavor, all the fruits and vegetables that make your skin healthy and glowing. Everything that’s good for you, everything that makes you a well-rounded human being, is going to be missing from your diet. You’re better off sticking to what you know and love, and avoiding what you don’t like. You’ll quickly learn to recognize calories, as everything you enjoy will be dripping with them. You’ll see them lurking behind every morsel you eat, every sip you drink, and even the air you breathe. They’re on every level, and it’s time for you to stop letting them fool you. They are not your friend. They are your enemy, and you’re going to fight them every step of the way.
Running Is Easy
You made it through the first phase. Now it’s time to put your newly found courage to the test, and show the world what you’re capable of. As you run, you feel a sense of accomplishment, and you know that you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. You’re running as fast as you can, and you feel that little burst of pleasure in your legs as they move with ease. This is the phase where you find out if what you’ve been through is really worth it. Are you willing to put in the effort to change things? Are you truly committed to this new lifestyle? The truth is, running is not as hard as you think it is. It takes some getting used to, but after going through the first phase, it’s basically a walk in the park. You’ll find your body quickly adapting to the activity, and before you know it, you’re feeling happy and relaxed, even when you’re going at a tough pace. It’s hard to put into words, but you’ll experience it yourself once you give it a try. You’ll find that you can’t keep up with the same old routines, as your body will quickly adapt to the changes you’re making.
The Importance Of Rerunning
You’ve been through a lot, and it’s not over yet. The hardest part of the entire process is still to come. It’s time to reap the benefits of all that effort you put in. The first phase was a crash course in how to eat healthy. You’re not going to be depriving yourself of the foods you enjoy, as everything you eat is going to be healthy and nutritious. You’re going to keep what your body needs to function at its best. That’s why it’s so important to continue re-running once you’ve reached your target weight. It’s not just about hitting the scales, but keeping them there, as staying at a healthy weight is key to feeling your best. Some people prefer to work their way up to their target weight, then take it easy for a while. While this is a common practice, it’s not the best way to go about it. If you’ve been keeping track of your calories, you’ll know exactly how many you need to consume to reach your goal weight. If you want to lose weight, then your best chance of succeeding is by keeping it off as long as possible. This way you’ll minimize the risk of falling back into bad eating habits. It’s always a good idea to work your way up to your target weight as slowly as possible, so you don’t overwhelm yourself. Once you reach your goal weight, it’s time to continue re-running, but this time on a regular basis, once or twice per week.
The journey to health and fitness is a personal one. It’s certainly not easy, and it takes a lot of courage to put yourself through what you may find challenging. If this is something you’re committed to, then congratulations, you’re well on your way to a healthier lifestyle. You’re going to have to commit to recording your meals, and keeping track of your calories. It may seem daunting at first, but give it time, and you’ll find it’s all worth it in the end. You’re turning off your mind, and you’re focusing on your body, and before you know it, you’re feeling lighter, and happier than you’ve ever felt before.