Weight Loss?? How? How? How much????
After my pregnancy I gained too much of weight. My sweet baby in my tummy had rewarded me an additional weight of 22 kg ( May be because my doctor had put me on complete bed rest.) But still! Isn’t that too big a reward ? Whoop!!
I wanted weight loss. But how??? Actually, I was never a slim and sleek kind of a girl. Even before pregnancy, I weighed 67 kg which increased to 89 kg by 9th month of pregnancy. Within 2-3 years of my daughter’s birth, my body shed away 10 kg without much effort, just by the routine work . And then my weight stood still around 79 kg and the needle of the weighing machine just didn’t seem to be in a mood to displace much. All the dresses had to be loosened, some I had to gift to friends, (they were my favourite ones, I still remember the red pure georgette salwar suit with golden work on it) Shopping became a tension to me.
Weight loss- The word started disturbing my mind . And then one day, I don’t know how I made up my mind to lose some weight . Some deep hidden desire, will-power rose and motivated me to start working on my weight .
Here I want to share few tips which worked for me and helped me lose weight as well as few inches. These tips helped me achieve the results within 4 months .
1. Brisk Walk
I started initially with 30 minutes brisk evening walk which I slowly increased to 40 min and then to 55 min. Walking really helps you a lot . From the very first day, I started feeling light and energised . But it has to be on regular basis . No excuses!! And yes, I truly did it on regular basis. My knees don’t allow me for jogging , so I chose brisk walk as one of the best health routine choices.
I started rope skipping with initially just 20 jumps. But slowly when you maintain consistency your body adapts to anything new . Slowly, my body was able to do a larger number of jumps .
Set a daily target in your mind let’s say of 100 skips and try to complete it on regular basis . If you are able to do just 20 jumps in one go, then complete your target in 5 intervals with in-between rests of 2 -3 min each. And finish your skipping target at any convenient time you have. This flexibility makes things convenient . But do huff-hufff yourself with the daily skipping routine. It burns lot many calories and is one of the best cardio .
3. Oats in place of Paranthas
I am basically a Punjabi girl and you know we love paranthas . But my desire to lose weight was strong and I shifted to oats and cornflakes replacing paranthas in my breakfast. You can make spicy veggies oats and which is really tasty and does fulfill your hunger. I kept Sundays as cheat days and used to pamper my tummy with stuffed paranthas with fresh homemade white butter . My mouth is watering now, while writing, u know. But no no, Control, control and control!
4. Light Dinner
I used to have full lunch i.e. dal, sabji, roti, chawal, of course avoiding any fried veggie, but for dinner, I started keeping it only to dal, sabji and salad . Although, I am not following any health routine nowadays but in those days when I was fully following these health tips I really kept it this way, no roti or chawal at night . You too should definitely give it a try . If just dal or salad doesn’t satisfy you, you can again have a bowl of oats or make poha for yourself .
Well, these were the main tips which I followed that helped me move on from XXL to XL and many complements as the sweet toppings on the cake followed along .
May be these can prove to be helpful to you too . Thanks for reading .
Stay Fit. Be Healthy and Look Smart!!
Also read: My Weight Loss Journey
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