You’ve lost that bloated feeling. Whoa whoa that bloated feeling. You’ve lost that bloated feeling, now it’s gone, gone, gone. Whoa whoa. Think I’m losing my mind? You just might be right since this is the second post that somehow tied itself to a song in my wacky brain. That’s okay if it gets your attention.
Today is a few day’s after Easter and I am finally feeling almost back to normal. I’ve been eating clean for so long that when I went off track over the past few weeks, it really effected me physically. Not only did my belly look pudgy but my body felt sluggish and when I tell you tummy trouble – whoa boy. I won’t go into details but running to the bathroom at the spur of the moment became part of my 10,000 steps for the day!
How did this happen and from a fitness coach to boot? To be honest,I had company for a few weeks and just let one slip go into another slip and before I knew it, 2 weeks had gone by. It’s easy to do. You think to yourself well eating those few chips won’t hurt me or having that carrot cake is okay because I’ve been to the gym but when you add in everything else you’ve decided wouldn’t hurt you too much it is actually greater than you think it is.
If this sounds like you, it’s time to catch yourself and get back on track starting right now this moment before a few days turns into a few weeks which turns into a few months! One thing that has really helped me is water. Yes, water. When I derailed my eating, I also was not drinking the amount of water that my body needs each day. Rule of thumb is half your body weight in ounces. This means if you weigh 200 pounds, you should be drinking 100 ounces of water. 150 pounds shoot for 75 ounces of water.
Our bodies are composed of about 60% water. Not only is water critical for our bodies to function, it helps flush out toxins from not only chemicals but also CRAPPY FOOD like what I had been eating during the holidays. To make sure I was drinking enough water, I actually stopped at a local gas station and grabbed a gallon jug of spring water. I poured from the gallon jug into my reusable water bottle and quickly found out that I had NOT been drinking enough water.
In one day after making sure I finished that gallon of water, my body already felt better. Back on track with eating clean AND measuring my portions and my weight is right back where it was before the lapse. If there is just one thing you should do differently, it would be to drink the water your body needs. Questions? Would you like to talk to me? Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule a 15 minute consultation call at no charge to help you get on track to health and wellness. You CAN do this!
To your health,
To lose weight after 50 you MUST learn to eat clean in the right amounts and exercise. This is what I used to lose 40 pounds. It will work for you too.
Denise Sanger of DeniseSanger.com is a high energy business owner with over 30 years experience in the marketing area. She has transitioned her love of fitness and marketing into helping others succeed in getting fit and running their own businesses. She founded How To Stay Fit Over 50 to provide hope and support to others by motivating them to take the first step in their fitness journey no matter what age. Email her at email@example.com.