How to Break the Cycle of Weight Gain

People who regularly exercise commonly feel the rise of their energy levels. But this may not be the case of people who are overworked and under exercised. The tiredness and stress they feel will eventually take a toll against their bodies. If you think that you are neglecting your regular exercise sessions and you feel that you don’t have the time or the energy to catch up, then it might be time to step back and take a look at what is happening to your lifestyle. To help you, here are some important tips:

Assess the situation.

You don’t have the time to take care of yourself. You feel tired. You feel that you are overworking. Amidst all these realizations, have you considered if it is really worth it? Ask yourself where you are going. Evaluate your goals.

Identify the root of the problem.

Why are you overworked? Is it because your job is too demanding? Or is it because you are stressed? If so, are you stressed because you are rushing or are you rushing because you are stressed? Better make sure to point out the root of the problem so you would know how to solve your situation.

Take the time off.

Work won’t end. And that is a fact. You deserve a much needed break. One or two days away from work, your cell phone and laptop will do great wonders for yourself. Take the time to relax. Catch up with sleep if you want.

Restart your exercise routine.

Try doing short exercise routines. Do not pressure yourself into doing your usual exercises. It would only leave you feeling tired and worse, stressed out. Start from scratch. Work out your schedule so you would have time for brisk walking or maybe, jogging.

Replenish yourself.

Drink lots of water. Eat fruits and vegetables as often as you can. Stick to a sleeping schedule. Make sure that you take vitamins regularly. Avoid skipping meals.

Check your outlook.

Have you been feeling a little cranky lately? Do you always tend to harbor negative thoughts and possibilities? Relax. Being over worked and under exercised can make you feel like that. Try to veer away from causing yourself stress. Smile often. Carry a positive aura with you every day. Appreciate little things around you such as the quiet office jokes you always share with you colleagues over meetings or discussions.

Do You Feel Fat and Out of Shape? You’re Not the Only One

We can’t deny the fact that more and more people are becoming conscious of their fitness. A lot of people are now watching what they eat. Some of them are event taking the time off from work just to be able to exercise. The question is, are you one of them? The information drive on how people will stay fit and healthy has been going on for many years. However, a lot of people are still not into the craze—completely. So why not ask yourself now, why aren’t you being fit?

I am trying to be fit.

Trying is very different from doing. Trying to be fit is a different thing from actually being fit. If you are one of the persons who have or are having (regular) slips in trying to be fit, then maybe it is time for you to rethink that cycle.

Sure, you aren’t a robot. You can’t just wake up one morning and say that you will not eat any sweets for the rest of your life. That would only make you miserable and discontented in the process. Start little by little. For example, if you eat one pint of ice cream every week, try to cut it back by half a pint for two weeks. Then, cut it back to a quarter pint until you find yourself used to the small amount of intake. You would eventually find that you’re not craving for that ice cream cup every movie night.

I don’t have the time.

People nowadays seem to be always on the go. That is why it isn’t surprising that some of them will not have the time to exercise and prepare healthy meals. But time is not reason enough. You can still maintain a healthy and fit lifestyle even if you are always busy.

Instead of buying coffee in the morning before you rush to work, why not purchase a glass of fresh fruit juice cooler? Instead of riding a cab to your house, why not take a night walk? If your office is just at the third or fourth floor, try taking the stairs. The extra walk would surely burn some unwanted calories.

I’m not sick so therefore, I’m healthy.

Not being sick does not automatically list you in the fit and healthy category. You will never know when you are going to be sick. So you need all the nutrients you could get now. Your immune system may be strong for a decade but are you sure that it would still protect you in the next ones?

Take precautionary measures. Switch to a healthy lifestyle now.