Scales Pegged? Try This…

Share

Question: I recently went to the doctor and found out why I can no longer use my bathroom scales, I thought they were broken but I am now heavier than 300 pounds. My blood pressure is slightly elevated but my sugar levels are still good. What do I need to do to get this weight off?
Answer: That’s a general question which is on a lot of people’s minds. Generally speaking you have to clean up your diet. I suggest an informative book which I read a year ago called The Eat Clean Diet by Tosca Reno. I saw it in the check out line at Walmart for $9.99. It’s an eye-opener for people who eat fast food and drink soft drinks too often and it will provide more information than I can convey to you in this article. Getting your food in line is the first thing that needs to occur physically. If you continue to put high-calorie, low-nutritional value garbage into your body you will continue to gain weight. The other thing is how to start to workout and get your body moving.
If you can’t get to a gym or get a trainer you can do these three exercises at home which will activate all the major muscle groups. Choose a sturdy door in your house. Straddle it with your feet on either side of the door about a foot or so in and away from the doorknobs holding your body against the door by grabbing the doorknobs on each side of the door. Extend your arms stretching them out fully but keep your body in a straight line as you stretch out and then pull your body back against the door. Your feet will keep the door from swinging so do 10 pulls to the door. Immediately go to 10 full squats with your feet shoulder width apart and your back straight. After the squats do 10 pushups in any way whether it is against the wall, on your knees or military style.
Perform at least 5 sets of each of these exercises without stopping with your goal to be able to do 10 sets in 20 minutes without stopping. Add in walking or another form of cardio on alternating days for 20 to 30 minutes. Mall walking does not count because it is flat and has no real resistance. Find a hilly route or track so you can get in some resistance and effort. This is a good starting point for about the first month which will yield definite results to get you on track this year to lose the 100 pounds you don’t need to carry anymore.
Finally, you have to get your mind used to the fact that the things that you have done to your body are no longer acceptable and you have to change. It is your will that dominates and controls your choices and actions or your lack of will that can lead to your physical downfall. The choice isn’t the easy way and you will have to make hard choices everyday to make this work. But you can make and live with the difficult choices and then you will realize that the choices are not so difficult after all as you see the results.
God Bless and keep training,
Daryl

Share