Sometimes losing weight isn't about what we eat or how we exercise, but about the encouragement we receive from others as we work toward our goals.
Let's face it, losing weight is a lot harder than putting it on. Losing it isn't just a matter of willpower, either. There are sometimes reasons we have difficulty losing weight. Sometimes we get stuck in a rut. Maybe we have been doing the same exercise over and over and over and out bodies are so adjusted to it that it is almost like we aren't exercising at all anymore. It is like building up a tolerance to something, eventually, once the tolerance is built up, it (whatever "it" is) no longer works or is as effective as it once was.
Maybe you need encouragement to push beyond what you have been doing or to add something to your routine or maybe even switch up your routine entirely.
That is one reason I like doing workout programs like the 21 Day Fix. It mixes up the exercise seven days a week. Each day you are working a different part of your body. On Monday, it was a full body cardio workout. Yesterday, it was an upper body workout. Today it was lower body. Tomorrow it will be Pilates. The next day, something else. It keeps the body from getting used to the same workout over and over.
But maybe 21 Day Fix and harder exercises like are not something you feel you can do at this time. Or maybe your doctor does not allow those types of workout for you. Then do what you can do, but do it a little longer or a little harder. You can always do something. If your lower body hurts, do upper body exercises and visa-versa.
If you are stuck at a plateau in losing weight, maybe you need to eat more. Sometimes eating more can help kick your body into weight loss mode.
I am by no means an expert, but I love encouraging others and helping them to meet their goals. I am willing to do the research and am willing to share my story with you to help you with your story! Our stories will be different and what works for me might not work for you, but we can still encourage each other and learn from each other and together we can reach our goals.
Until next time, be good to yourself and to each other!