I don't know about you, but everyone has been saying how tired they feel all the time, and that was totally me a few months ago, which makes it incredibly hard to get motivated to get moving and start exercising.
That fatigue tiredness feeling always has me reaching for the wrong things to give me that quick energy fix, and with that comes the unwanted extra pounds, and over the winter months I accumulated seven of them... that's half a stone,... half a stone!!!
Now I'm not normally someone who worries to much whether I've put on a pound or two , but this bit of weight gain left me feeling uncomfortable in my own skin. My skinny jeans were becoming a little workout all of their own to get on in the morning and with summer just around the corner I was determined to get my butt in gear.
I cant blame it all on my hibernating state through the winter months, as since my heart op three years ago I've avoided doing any sort of exercise what so ever in fear of raising my heart rate, just my own little mental thing I had to get past being a svt (supraventricular tachycardia ) suffer, but it meant my body got comfortable doing nothing ,and the result is I ended up putting on some extra pounds and feeling tired most of the time.
So where to start when you haven't done any diet/exercise in ages.
I done all the normal stuff of making sure the house was cleared of any bad food, brought some new fitness gear, and some health and fitness magazines for some extra motivation, but for some reason I just couldn't get into doing a workout ...and I couldn't shake that sluggish feeling and on top of that sticking to a diet was hard work! especially when your brother decides to order in a pizza or your dad brings in fish& chips.... I mean c'mon.
Two weeks had past and it was time to take back control and get my act together and try again, but this time instead of trying to do a full on aerobic workout, I just started with some simple stretches and walking round my local park. I bought myself a fancy juicer and started juicing up a storm, apple, carrot with a hint of lemon is my fav at the moment..yum.
I also started using boost oxygen's pink grapefruit supplemental oxygen to give me that boost of energy I was missing to help get me going, plus as pink grapefruit oil is known as the 'dieters friend' it can help as a appetite suppressant as well, so perfect for those of us looking to shed some extra pounds.
I found using the oxygen throughout the day most effective.
a few breaths to start your day, mid morning, mid afternoon and any time in the evening I felt a craving ,or felt I needed a little pick me up really helped
It wasn't long before I got into my stride and increased my walking time and introduce some light weights and even embrace the idea of taking my exercise mat and doing my stretches outside.
Weeks down the line and without even stepping on the scales I can tell I have shed some pounds, as I can see it in my face and of course my skinny jeans! but I'm at that point where I need to increased my level of exercise and step it up a level, but I have to admit I'm one of those people that have never really enjoyed exercising, so any product like boost oxygen that can help make exercising easier is for me, so if you know someone who maybe starting out on their exercising journey that gets out of breath easy or needs that little bit of extra help and a kick start tell them about boost oxygen as it maybe just what they're looking for.
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