I’ve heard the usual excuse every now and then and somehow they sound so unacceptable and lame. I know, you’ve got a gazillion stuffs to do and trying to squeeze them all in a day is a chore in itself, and you wonder often “how in heaven’s name will you ever manage to squeeze in those shake-your-flab activities in your ever packed day when you can’t even manage to have a loo break at some point”.
My mantra for you: you can do it! If you’ve got the attitude then there is no question it is achievable.
Try out these easy-peasy suggestions and you can be on your way to weight loss success:
Dance in the shower (and sing to your heart’s content while you’re at it!). Dance in the living room when there is no one watching (or even when you think your prying neighbor is actually spying on you!). You don’t even have to be a dancer, just think of the steps as you go along. You don’t even need to have music on, just strut to the beat inside your head and you’ll be sweating and shedding those extra pounds in no time
Listen to dance or rock music whilst doing chores.
This could probably go along with Suggestion #1. Having loud or blaring music on as you go about your daily domestic task will add that extra kick you needed and inspire you to move and get up on your toes. The key to losing that extra weight is to be active and shun that sedentary existence as much as you can. So get up and move!
Play with your toddler.
If you are a mother to a toddler, you’ll know exactly what I mean. Having one around can be such a handful. You’d always have to run after them, play around with them, not to mention match their enthusiasm and energy. It is much like having a personal trainer at home 24/7.
Yoga with your kids.
You can insert learning yoga with your children during playtime, and you need not try out the super complicated poses. We all know that even a simple triangle or butterfly pose, or a series of some simple ones done in 15 to 30 minutes, can generate as much sweat; you’d feel like you’ve been to the gym or just ran a mile.
You can do this around the house, while doing your daily vacuuming, or sweeping the floor or the backyard, or picking up all the toys or the soiled clothes your toddler sent in disarray in the bedroom. You can even go on a 20-minute afternoon walk just around the neighborhood to catch some fresh air or take a break from it all.
Lastly, I know losing weight requires dedication and passion and loads of hard work, so at the end of each week, or whenever you lose a pound or two, do not forget to reward yourself for a job well done. It could be as simple as giving yourself an extra hour time off from home duties for each week, or ask the hubby to babysit while you go out to catch up with your girlfriends or for manicure and pedicure, or you can also get that new paperback you’ve been dying to read. Anything really. Anything to keep you motivated and inspired to continue shedding all those unwanted pounds.
This is a guest post by Jessy Troy, a stay at home mom who struggles to loose weight and keep sanity. She shares her observations and experience on her two new blogs: Weight Loss Diet and 4-day diet. Follow Jessy on Twitter as @JessyTroy