Let’s get real. Gaining weight is way easier than losing it OR maintaining a healthy weight. And dieting stinks. Period. No one intends to gain excess weight – it sort of happens over time if you don’t pay attention. And as a registered dietitian, personal trainer and working mom, I’ve come to realize that I have to make a conscious choice to maintain a healthy body weight – everyday.
Some days are easier than others (ladies you know what I mean) but it IS a choice. If I blame it on my overweight parents, negative relatives , my busy schedule, the economy, my finances, PMS or stress, I give up my power. And in the end, I give up on myself. I’m NOT doing that and neither should you. When you take the time to nurture yourself, you’ll have more energy, you’ll be less stressed and you’ll be much more pleasant to be around. If you don’t do this, you’ll start to lose yourself, if you haven’t already. So maybe it’s time for a change. A change in the way you view yourself AND the way you approach weight loss.