I use to be an office worker, working long hours stuck at a desk, drinking way to much coffee and eating all the bad food that came in to the office on a regular basis by suppliers. I slowly gained more and more weight due to my sedentary lifestyle and bad calorie intake. Each year I would say “this is the year! The year I lose weight and get fit”. I would try fad diets and lose a little bit of weight but then gain double once bored with it. I believe anyone that wants to lose weight has a moment that just CLICKS! If you’ve had that moment, you know exactly what I’m talking about. This “CLICK” moment doesn’t just relate to weight loss, it could be to give up smoking, change your job, etc. That “CLICK” moment could be from something that is said to you, a bad shopping experience, or worse… a health scare.
I had a friend come up to me who hadn’t seen me in a little while and congratulate me on my pregnancy – I wasn’t pregnant! As cliche as that sounds, that was my moment… I had a good think about how I was going to do it, what would work for me and I put it in to action. I lost a total of 18kgs and I learnt to LOVE exercise. To this day I struggle maintaining my weight; I just love food way too much! BUT I now know what I need to do to lose weight and how much exercise I need to do to maintain. I eat a well-balanced diet with the occasional indulgence and I exercise a lot, that’s my way.