Over the last year, many people find themselves working from home full-time. You, like many others, may be struggling with extra weight gained from a year of a more sedentary lifestyle, ordering food in on a regular basis and boredom eating. If you are struggling with pandemic pounds, you are not alone. However, now is a good time to regain control of your health, especially if you will be working from home long-term.
There is more to losing weight than just eating carrot sticks and working out every day. It involves changing your mindset as well. If you want 2021 to be better mentally and physically, you may consider the following as you develop more personal discipline and a healthier lifestyle:
- Set a workday schedule for yourself. This will make it easier to stay on track with your workouts.
- Find a workout that excites you. It may be running, using a workout app, following a plan in a book or even taking online cycling classes.
- Make it a point to drink a lot of water. Get a large water bottle and refill it often throughout the day.
- Stay accountable by partnering with others from your work or friends who may also be striving to get in shape.
- Keep your fridge stocked with healthy food, and plan your meals for the week so it will be easier to stay on track.
If you want long-term success over your pandemic pounds, you must set yourself up for success now. With planning and commitment, you will not only lose weight and reclaim your health, but you may also find you’re in a better place mentally and emotionally. Losing weight and getting healthy is not about looking good on your Zoom calls or buttoning your skinny jeans – it’s about investing in yourself and your future.
By Meagan Kerlin for Vertu Marketing LLC