Alrighty, here's what I did:
Started long walks. Took 30 min after lunch and 30 min before dinner to take brisk walks. It puts you in the state of mind that you're spending time to improve yourself, which is a key element in my self-made program.
The walk after lunch will start to force you to cut down your portions. You'll find a brisk walk with a full stomach can become a painful experience.
The walk before dinner serves as a lesson learned for the lunch blunder. Doing this afternoon exercise on an empty stomach becomes key later on.
Now that you've begun spending quality time during your day walking for the purpose of getting in shape, when you sit down to eat, you'll have already begun reprogramming your mind to make healthier choices, so that you're not just throwing away the 1 hour a day spent exercising.
DIET IS KEY!
It takes 3500 calories to burn a pound of fat. The human body needs about 2200 calories a day, any more and you're going to fat storage, any less and you're at a calorie deficet, which is what you want to lose weight. Compound the healthy, calorie deficet diet with a bit of walking and you're on your way to losing weight. Drink water, only water, all the time every day.
You grow impatient... this is good. Use it!
Take longer walks, do a few chin-ups, or 1. (took me 4 months to go from 1/2 a chinup to 10). Turn your afternoon walk into a walk/jog, where you walk for a bit, jog for a bit, and continue alternating at your leisure.
Start reading a bit more on healthy foods. Complex carbs, what not to eat no matter what!! (Mc D's, ect).
I started my own diet as per the above about 6 months ago, I've lost 25lbs as per the scale, but knowing myself, my arms, chest and back are stronger and bigger, my jean size went from 40 to 34. I have a lot more energy.
Everyone KNOWS what a healthy diet is, we have this info forced on us daily. USE that knowledge. There are no secrets to losing weight, just facts.
It took you months to put on unwanted weight. It's going to take equal or longer to take it off. I've made these adjustments to my life and allowed TIME to do the rest. Be patient and let the pounds melt away over the weeks. Only weigh yourself once a week, your weight can change by 8lbs just on water intake alone, up or down (+/- 4lbs).
I've gone from 246 to 219 pounds. I don't stress. Every couple days I kick up to a run while on my walks. It feels good whereas a few months ago it sucked.
Last bit of advise, pick up some sporty cloths. An IPOD, anything to motivate you and get you a little pumped about going outside. Nike Dry Fit socks are great for preventing blisters, I know that first hand.
Hope that helps. By the end of February I'll be near my goal of 200lbs, a weight i have not been since high school 14 years ago. I'll then change my routine to include high amounts of protien and more weight lifting to build up a nice solid healthy body.
I don't want to post pics, but if you guys need the motivation, let me know, I'll show you my system works.
What is my system? Common sence and will power.
Good luck all!
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