I'm asked all the time what the hardest part of losing 120 pounds was, and I like to share that the most difficult part was MAKING THE DECISION to get healthy.
It was less about losing weight and more about reclaiming my health and my goals, but mostly it was about learning to love myself again. When you love yourself, you are better to yourself. When you learn to put yourself before all others, only then will you be in the mental space to heal yourself. Here are a few tips to reestablish your very best YOU.
1. Make the decision to do whatever it takes to get healthy.
You may have to let go of some toxic relationships in the process so be strong.
2. Make a plan.
Get a journal and start a list of things you need to do to jumpstart your new lifestyle. Include things like joining a gym or signing up for Bella Boot Camp classes, buying new workout shoes and lining up workout partners.
3. Seek help.
Every person of greatness has had a coach to help them get to next levels in their lives, love and careers. Consider hiring a Personal Trainer (me) or seeking a Life Coach to help you strategize a new life plan.
4. Move your body.
Exercise is a much needed component of a healthy lifestyle. Start slow. Walk. And walk some more. Gradually increase your intensity by adding weight training and calisthenics.
5. Change your food.
Nutrition is 80% of the way your body looks and feels!
Chaunda is the owner of The Bella Fitness Group in Lawrenceville, GA. She has lost over 115 pounds and is now a passionate Fitness Advocate, NASM Certified Personal Trainer and a professional singer. Visit her on the web at bellafitnessgroup.com.