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elefantshoes Thu 18-Apr-13 18:47:46

I am a 33yr old mum of 2 who is over weight (BMI 30) and I need to loose weight. I see myself and see i am overweight, i put on clothes and see i am overweight, i run up stairs and feel out of breath.....i need to do it for my health, my boys, my husband but i need to do it for me. I understand i need to change my eating habits and do some exercise but my motivation levels are at zero. I hate what i see in the mirror but it does not stop me grazing on rubbish or finishing off boys dinner or get me out for a run or do a video, nothing makes me want to do something.
Please...I need some advice, help anything.

Barbie1 Thu 18-Apr-13 18:50:50

Download the app called my fitness pal, it will log your intake of cals and help you realize how much you are over eating.

Barbie1 Thu 18-Apr-13 18:53:27

Sorry posted too soon.

It really is an eye opener to how many cals are consumed without thinking about it. It will advise what your cal intake should be to lose the desired amount of weight.

Do you do any excercise?

Try to walk a little more each day, use stairs instead of lifts where possible.

Check out the couch to 5k threads, try the shread DVD.

Don't panick, you will get there!

elefantshoes Thu 18-Apr-13 19:00:33

Thankyou Barbie. i have downloaded the app and see how it goes. I dont get much opputunity to exercise as home all day with 2 yrd old and work 2 days a week. I am hoping once weather improves can go out more with LO but i am admittedly quit lazy. I need to give myself a swift boot up the backside!

Barbie1 Thu 18-Apr-13 19:03:52

Small changes will make the biggest difference.

I do the insanity DVD, it's 40 mins max per day. I normally fit it in while ds naps.

Once you lose the 1st 1lb it will be all the motivation you need to continue smile

AnythingNotEverything Thu 18-Apr-13 19:08:12

I know it's tough, but you can probably fit in some simple and effective bits of exercise.

Exercise doesn't have to be in the gym. Strap the LO in the buggy and walk! I used to walk into a local centre and get the bus back.

You can also build in some really quick toning exercises, and as you build muscle, your body will burn more calories "at rest". There are excellent videos on YouTube which demonstrate technique, but planks, press ups, lunges and squats require no equipment.

I'm a believer in movement rather than good restriction (ie a greedy cow!) but healthy swaps can be good too. A fun size Mars bar rather than a full size one, fruit and a yogurt instead of a cakey pudding.

Good luck! Lots of people find moving more increases their energy, so it sort of becomes a self fulfilling prophecy.

somanymiles Fri 19-Apr-13 05:09:33

I have a 2 year old too so I know how hard it is to fine time to exercise. See if you can do some together - this morning we walked half an hour to the park (him in his stroller) the played catch/kick the ball for 45 minutes, then walked home. He had a great time and I got lots of exercise! Also took him for a walk without the stroller on Monday. He managed half an hour, which was pretty good. I also sometimes do some exercise using the Kinect and he "exercises" too! Also enjoys a good dance from time to time - it all counts!

Beechview Fri 19-Apr-13 09:41:16

You describe yourself as lazy. Try giving up sugar completely and white bread/bakery goods. Drink lots of water - at least 8 glasses a day.
I'm sure you'll find you have lots more energy and will want to do stuff.

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