Posted on 26 Mar 2015 Views 5224 Comments 11
In a hop and a skip, Spring and Easter are almost here. Step away from the Easter Eggs! You may be feeling the need to leave the cold, dreary Winter months behind you (and this Winter has been pretty harsh!) Spring is a time for newness. It’s the time of year when nature wakes up from her Winter sleep.
Spring is a time of new beginnings and we think it’s the ideal time to start a weight-loss journey.
If you agree that Spring is for ‘out with the old and in with the new’ then a brand new weight-loss journey could help purge, refresh and invigorate your body and mind.
We will hazard a guess that most readers will have tried some form of weight-loss plan in the past. For those of you that are new to Slim & Save we want to introduce ourselves to you as we are weight-loss experts.
Not only do we understand the science and mechanics behind Very Low Calorie Diets but we also understand what motivates people just like you to lose weight, and keep it off.
We know that Spring is the perfect time of year to start a weight-loss journey. By Spring you are starting to look forward to Summer. You feel motivated and excited about the new confidence you will have when you lose weight.
In other words, starting this Spring in a positive frame of mind will contribute to making your weight-loss journey even more successful.
Be honest, do you have any worries on your mind? Worry, stress and anxiety can damage your health. Being five or more stone overweight can increase the risk of heart disease, cancer and diabetes. So if you are overweight and you have a lot of worries then you could be in for a double whammy.
Spring is a great time to address not only your weight issues but also all those nagging worries and fears which have built up during the past year. With the energy that Spring brings you can start a new weight-loss journey and feel strong enough to face your worries head on - or bury them completely and move on.
Sit down, grab a pen and paper and set aside just 30 minutes to create a list of your worries (big and small). Then put the list down and the following day set aside another 30 minutes to categorise the list into a's, b's and c's where:
Now look at the a's and decide whether it is in YOUR power to solve any of these issues. If it is, then decide on a plan of action with relevant deadlines. If solving these issues is beyond your control then you should discuss them with a partner, friend or professional.
By the time you get to reviewing the b’s you will be feeling much more in control and will probably be able to re-classify most b’s as c’s.
As for the c's – it really is up to you. Some people take their list of c’s and literally bury it in the garden, or tear it into tiny pieces. In any case, forget them and move on.
Moving on to your body. Once you start losing weight with Slim & Save you will have much more energy. When the clocks change (spring forward) on 29th March, the days will become longer. You’ll have more daylight to get out and about. Start with some invigorating walks in the fresh air and maybe move on to a little jog or run. If you don’t fancy that then use the extra long days to do some gardening or, dare we say it, vigourously Spring Cleaning your house?
The endorphins produced during exercise act as anti-depressants and can produce a natural high feeling – ask any runner and they will tell you how effective that natural high can be.
Once you are in the swing of things with an enjoyable exercise routine then you can start to work on improving your muscle strength, which, combined with your weight-loss on your Slim & Save journey, will lead to a more toned body.
Improving muscle tone will not only improve your posture but will also reduce the risk of you causing damage to your joints whilst you exercise. (That’s why swimming is a good starter for ten – because all your joints are supported by the water).
I've been at target for 8 months now and for the first time in a long time I don't mind looking in the mirror. My life and body have changed since starting Slim & Save. I'm now a comfortable size 10 (with a size 8 on standby) and although I'm at my goal the support is still important to me, I know it's the difference between maintaining my weight and letting it all pile on again.
Read more about Amanda and other success stories here.
Whatever you are doing this Spring, we are right here to support you; whether you are starting or continuing with your weight-loss journey.
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