Welcome to 2017! Every year, the #1 New Year’s Resolution is to lose weight. To me, it is always perfect timing, just because of our holiday schedule. Most folks start their holiday eating binge in November for Thanksgiving, then Christmas takes off like a rocket. We have parties, holiday goodies in the office (I got THREE enormous gift baskets stuffed with goodies this year – wow!) and neighbors showing up with treats.
After that onslaught of calories, I am frankly relieved to get back to some sensible eating. True confession – I have always struggled with my weight – always! In my younger days, I tried some of the more extreme diets – protein shakes, diet pills, high protein, you name it. None of them were even remotely successful for me and some of them were pretty miserable.
So, now I tend to go with the more moderate and sensible diet plans – Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig, Nutrisystems, etc. I have had some success with them – Jenny Craig was the best at 30 a pound loss, but I eventually gained it back, and I lost my gallbladder due to the very low fat content. Weight Watchers is great, but I always get annoyed with tracking the points after the first couple of weeks.
So these days, I just focus on behavior modification techniques. Basic stuff like drinking more water, adding some exercise into my morning routine (here’s a recent post on my indoor walking program) and adding more healthy foods into my meals.
I’m particularly fond of quick and simple hacks that help to use your habits and routines to work FOR you rather than AGAINST you. So, all of the posts I’m going to share will give you some of my very best weight loss tips and life hacks. These will help you be successful at whichever weight loss program you choose to go with.
Here are your fitness options.
They range from free to cheap to more expensive (but I show you how to get the best deals).
CHEAP – Thrifty Ways to Lose Weight
EXPENSIVE – 6 Ways to Save Money on a Gym Membership
My Best Weight Loss Tips
This post covers all of my BEST weight loss and motivational tips. It’s definitely worth a read.
Ultimate Life Hack Series
I am especially proud of this post series. It takes a bunch of life hack tips I’ve picked up from several brainy books that I enjoy. Pick one or all of them to read. I guarantee they are worth your time.
Come back tomorrow for my best tips on money management and getting rid of your holiday debt.