The key to being successful at your weight loss and fitness goals is fairly easy...Just Keep it Simple! Sure you say...simple, yeah right! Well, let me give you a few insights of my weight loss journey.
I joined Weight Watchers November 13, 2008. I reached Lifetime in August 2009. Before I reached goal, I decided that I wanted to work for Weight Watchers. I wanted to give back what my leader, Bev, did for me! She helped me to believe in myself and to encourage me along the way. I have been working as a receptionist since January. I am so excited to be going to Leader Training this weekend in Seattle!
So back to the keeping it simple! To be successful on your journey you do not need any fancy, special foods! Skinless chicken breast is awesome! There are so many different ways to prepare it! Try to stick to whole grains...whole wheat bread, whole wheat pasta, brown rice! The more fiber it has in it, the better! Fruits and veggies are always a great choice and very convenient for those of us on the go!
Some of you may have read that my doctor has recently put me on a yeast-free diet. Well, I feel like I can't eat anything! I am so happy that Weight Watchers is not like that! You can eat whatever you want! NO foods are off limits! With that being said, you must know that you have a daily points target and all foods have a points value. So the decision is up to you on how you want to spend your points! I have been struggling with what to eat now that I have to cut out yeast and sugar. I realized the other day...Just Keep it Simple! So, tonight I made turkey burgers, topped it with some avocado, along with steamed broccoli and a baked sweet potato. I must say it was quite yummy! If you are struggling with what you can eat, or what to make for your family for dinner, Just Keep it Simple! Also, check out the recipes on Weight Watchers!
When it comes to exercise the same principle applies...Just Keep it Simple! There is no need for you to run out an purchase an expensive gym membership or buy tons of fancy at home equipment. To start out all you need is a good pair of walking shoes and some hand weights. Remember to always check with your doctor before starting an exercise program. Instead of watching TV after dinner, why not take a walk around the neighborhood. Hand weights are great for some resistance training at home. Why not do a few lunges and biceps curls, or bent over rows and squats?
The key is finding something that you enjoy to do so that you will stick with it! I highly encourage you to have a buddy to help keep you accountable on your food and workouts! So what are you waiting for? Lets get moving! I look forward to hearing about your success!
Challenge for the week: I want you to visualize your goals. Write them down on an index card along with the reason you are making the change to be healthy! Place it in a place that you will see it every day! When you are tempted to eat something you know you probably shouldn't or to skip out on your workout, pull the index card out to help you refocus and to get back on track!
I want you to know that I am doing this with you!