I used to be fit and good looking. After two kids I look pretty shabby and I’m so tired I eat in an attempt to get an energy boost. The pounds are creeping on and I can see myself being very overweight in a short time. But I can’t stop the eating. How can I get on top of this?
I am exactly the same…young children, overtired, except I eat when I am bored…
First thing – I have improved our family’s diet tenfold by simply not buying junk/sweet snacks, and when we are tempted to snack their is only good food/fruit etc to eat…the only hurdle then is not to overdo it. Drink heaps of water when you get peckish, you may find that you don’t have room left for actual food…
I think motivation is hard to come by, but you can increase your exercise in small ways to begin with, like using housework as a workout – vacuuming and mopping floors is excellent exercise- just put a bit more oomph into it than you normally would…walk up and down your stairs as much as possible (if you have them), or when you go shopping, park further away from the shops so you increase the amount that you have to walk into the shops and back to the car…or, leave the car at home and stroll to the shops instead (if you live reasonably close, that is). You can also try taking the kids for more outdoor activities, and join in with them if possible.
These tips are all I can think of at the moment, and they might be small changes to make, but you need to set yourself achievable short term goals and then improve upon them.
Best of luck!
on: 23rd July 07