Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Keepin' Your Hustle and Losing that Weight!

I don't know about you guys, but my life doesn't have a lot of give room to fit in all these healthy steps we need to do to lose weight. Between my full-time job, teaching fitness classes, learning new choreography, taking online courses, planning my mom's wedding, etc. etc., I'm surprised at how little time I have to really focus on ME aka reaching my weight and healthy living goals.

By Sunday, I'm burnt out and to be honest, I don't feel like making a week's worth of meals. I'd rather catch up on my emails or find the latest weight loss trends to share with all of our goddesses.

So I figure I'd share some tips for those that are on the hustle like me. Limited time means you have to strategize to keep up with the weight loss game!

-Pack a lunch. You'll be less tempted to go to that cafe downstairs when you have food waiting for you in the refrigerator. Plus, it's difficult to estimate the calories in the salad or sandwich you got. Know what goes in your body, always!
-Take a breather! No one is going to die if you take a 10 minute walk around the block. Take advantage of the nice weather that's coming our way.
-Tell your co-worker buddies that you are trying to lose weight. You'll notice that people will start to watch what you eat and follow your lead. You'll be more likely to stay on track while being a "weight loss role model".
-Get a good night's rest and wake up early to workout. I've been waking up at 5 a.m. to get to the gym early and get my basic 30 minutes of cardio. This has done wonders for my physical and mental well being. It's forced me to get my 8 hours of sleep as well, which has limited my craving for carbs.

For all my other hustler's out there...what do you do to keep the weight off and keep it coming off?


Anita said...

I started running about 5 months ago but didn't make any dramatic changes in my diet. I have lost weight slowly but gradually.

2 weeks ago I removed meat and diary products from my diet. It has done wonders with my abs.

I don't use any meat substitutes in my cooking. With my cereal I use soy milk or "soyghurt".

Fitness Goddess said...

Sounds like great progress Anita, keep it up!

nina said...

Love walking in my garden. I'm up from 6am and so I get up, drag my hubby out o bed!!! and we walk for half hour to an hour depending on time.

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