It seems like now a days that cosmetic surgery is easier to do than back in the day. I am not sure why but people especially women want to get their breast, nose, legs, lipo and anything else they can think of fixed on. It seems like there a lot more options for women to get liposuction, lapband, and other weight loss surgeries. Personally I never know anyone at least I wasn’t aware of anyone that had a surgery except for a teacher in high school which she got the gastronomic bypass. It would be so simple if there was a magic pill that got rid of fat but there isn’t. It takes work and determination.
I have always been over weight and I lose some weight there and gain it back there because it is so hard for me to actually stick with something. I am not going to lie I thought about getting surgery before just so I can have a “jump start” on my weight lost goals but the more I think about it I feel like that is the easy way out. This year I made it a goal of mine to lose weight the healthy way. The more I think about it if I were to get a surgery there can be long-term effects and I do not want to take that chance. My cousin is getting a surgery done in the upcoming weeks and when I asked her about it she told me that she feels comfortable doing it because it will help her in the long run. She has diabetes now along with high blood pressure and cholesterol and she feels like that she will get a jump start on the weight loss and be able to control it from there.
If you truly want to lose the weight you will push yourself to do it. I find myself constantly trying to follow something I know I can’t so in the beginning you have to do what works for you. Someone that drinks soda on a daily basis cannot suddenly stop drinking it. Everything has to be done at a gradual pace. If you suddenly stop drinking soda think about all the caffeine withdrawals that will go on. If you truly want to lose weight you can do so. Change the bad habits you have now and add exercise to the routine. Next time you think about getting a surgery for a “quick fix” change your mind. Get a workout partner or someone you trust that will push you and help you to achieve your goals.
Same year same resolution right? WRONG! This year I made a promise to myself to get into shape and get healthy. I am going to be 25 this year and it is time I start thinking about me and my future! So my New Years resolution was made and now I had to decide what I was going to do. I decided to try out Slim in 6 and stick with it. I decided Slim in 6 would fit me because my fitness level is way off! LOL..I didn’t want to try something like P90x and can’t handle it and then get discouraged and not do it.
So Sunday night I went to the grocery store and I packed up fruits and snacks so I can eat every 2-3 hours. Monday-Friday I ate about 5-6 times a day small portions. During the day my food included; yogurt, bananas, oatmeal, salads and then by the time dinner came around I was barely hungry but ate a small portion. It went very well I must say the first week. Also, each day I tried to drink at least 100oz of water. I have a water bottle that is 20oz so I would try to fill it up and that is how I kept account of how much I was drinking.
I started the workout Monday night. I came home from work and changed my clothes and went straight to the workout. The first week I am on Start It Up which is about 35mins long. In the middle of the warm-up I was already feeling it so I paused (not stopped) and kept drinking water. The important thing to me was even though I wasn’t totally continuous with the workout I didn’t stop I would rest for 5 and get back into it. The lunges and squats killed me I know I was going to be hurting the next day! So Tuesday and Wednesday I was still hurting but I pushed myself through.
I hope I can get through the second week. It is only 6 weeks but I want to prove to myself that I will finish it and I know I will! Stay tuned for next week!