Being a person who has trouble standing on their feet for long periods of time, I have gone above and beyond the normal to lose weight. I found it hard to change our family diet, and even harder to stop drinking the one thing that seemed to keep me going, soda. I had several people tell me that it was easy to lose weight and once it was off I’d feel much better. I wanted it off, but had a hard time finding the right way to lose it.
I considered signing up at a local gym, but that would take extra trips and time away from important things that needed to be done. I continued to make up excuses until one day it hit me while watching the kids play in the back yard, “I’ll never be able to run around with them if I wait any longer.” I decided right then that I was going to find a way to lose weight even if it killed me. Every child should be active and every parent healthy enough to run and play alongside them if only for a few minutes each day.
At times I wondered if I would be able to stick it out as I had given up several times before, but after making a silent promise to my children, I gave it a shot and refused to give up. I had a few bumps in my journey that slowed the progress down, but overall I dove into the challenge of becoming a healthier parent for my children.
My friend informed me that she had purchased quite a few rowing machines to help drop the baby fat after she had her second child. She told me of all the perks and of how it helped her slim down. She even bragged that her current one was rated in the top five in a best rowing machines contest. I wasn’t quite sure if that was enough to convince me to purchase one so I did a little research on them. My body could not handle starting out that extreme, but it was definitely on the list for future workouts.
My sister had recommended a treadmill, but I that would definitely take up too much space. I had to think of something quick and my resource pool was not very big. I needed a success story or ten to boost my confidence that I’d ever find anything to help me succeed in my own personal weight loss challenge. I began to utilize the internet and search for exercise equipment. I was trying to discover which one would be beneficial to a beginner who has issues with their feet and heels.
Testing a Theory
After searching high and low for what I thought would be the perfect way to shed a few pounds, I came to the conclusion that a lot of people just walk it off. It is not that easy, but it’s free and will never break down unless you do first. There were plenty of places I could walk, with that in mind I took the initiative to start little by little each day. I figured I would test the walking theory but adjust it slightly to help ease my feet into it. Along with walking a little bit further each day, I started to put more fruits and vegetables into my diet. I also cut out my beloved soft drink that I had drank religiously for years.
I didn’t see a big change in my weight for the first few weeks, but I felt the change in my feet very well. It was only walking and that is a part of living, so with a confidence boost or two, I went for another few weeks. After this month, I weighed myself to find that not only had I shed a little bit of weight, but I was down seventeen pounds. For someone who was aiming for ten pounds, I was relieved that my goal was met, but excited to continue and see how far I could take it. My new goal was twenty pounds, which would put me almost in the healthy range for my height.