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Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Making a Change in Our Lifestyle

You decide those by yourselves :D

When it comes to weight loss, the buzzwords you might be hearing lately are: lifestyle and change...as in, you need to make one to be successful at losing weight. It may seem like losing weight is a simple goal--do some exercise, go on a diet and voila! But, if it were that simple, I'd be out of a job and you'd be too busy working out to read this.

While magazines and infomercials make it seem effortless, losing weight takes hard work and that often means changing different aspects of your life like, how you spend your time, how you schedule your day, and how/what you eat. If the way you live doesn't allow for these changes, how far will you get? What's Your Lifestyle Like?

The reason lifestyle is so important is because how you live determines your choices and these choices decide how healthy you are and whether you're on the road to weight loss. So what is a healthy lifestyle? The typical components include not smoking, eating healthy foods, exercising and keeping the body at a healthy weight. Where do you fall on the healthy lifestyle continuum? First, figure out how much time you spend doing the following: Sitting at a desk, sitting in front of a TV, sitting in front of a computer, eating out at restaurants, eating fast food or junk foods, staying up late/not getting enough sleep. Get used to do those things last year?

Well. Now, how much time do you spend:
Being active in general, let’s say you are taking the stairs, walking instead of driving, gardening, cleaning, doing exercise, preparing your own meals and snacks and eating fruits, veggies and whole grains, reading food labels, having enough sleeping and dealing with stress in a healthy way.

If you spend more time doing the things in the first list than the second, it's time to reevaluate your priorities and decide what you really want for yourself. Living healthy means spending time and energy on your body--moving it around and paying attention to what you put into it. Staying in an unhealthy lifestyle means you can avoid expending energy, time and effort.


The rewards for making these changes are endless, but it's beginning that's so difficult. What does it take to change your lifestyle and how do you know if you're ready? Let yourself to have your very own commitment to change your lifestyle better for this year! 


published in English Day on Tribune,  January 09

10 comments:

  1. si dini akhir - akhir ini ngeblog dengan bahasa inggris...dan sukses membuat kening kk berkerut - kerut mengartikan hehehehehe...tapi tak pe lah sekalian latian..

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  2. Hehehehehe.. Ini bah sebenarnye artikel copas dari folder2 lama waktu kuliah kak.. Skalian gak utk latihan reading skill ye kak ^.^v

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  3. I was late in delivering my comments here. Nyehehehe. I have to pick up my son at Al Azhar this early morning and return to the base at my office at noon. Miss Syahdini and Miss Diar spoke Excellent English.

    I was on a diet for a month a few years ago, I am just loosing weight only 1 kg. I am not happy

    Happy Blogging

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  4. Better late than never kang hehe.. Wowww, I hope I will be as fluently as Kak Diar in english :D

    The key of diet is actually only one: discipline, and it's thing that so easy to say but hard to practice, sometimes..

    Alhamdulillah I lost 3kg, that's why I dare myself to publish this post hehehe..

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  5. Some expert of nutritious said that the problem on a diet is not how much the food we ate every day but how much the calorie that have been burnt. Hmmm.

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  6. Yes, that's one of the important factors, too.. That's why we need to be active in general, walking instead of driving, gardening, cleaning, doing exercise, all the activities for burning the calories :D

    *sounds so expert writing this :p

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  7. Hey, two people here are mentioning my name and it makes me blushed and flattered :)

    Speaking of losing weight, taking care of my daughter (and chasing her crawling everywhere) is my exercise. I want to gain some weight, but I just don't know how.

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  8. Wow, although there's no notification sent to your e-mail for mentioning you here, but I believe the notification came to your intuition hehehe..

    Actually I already plan to write Tips untuk Menggemukkan Badan kak, but am still doubt whether or not my tips are good enough to share..

    Later I'll write it :D

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  9. Seriously waiting for the weight-gaining tips, Dinie. I'm open to any kinds of tips at the moment, as I notice how depressed I look with my skinny (or skinnier?) body :D

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  10. Ok then kakak.. I'll write the tips based on my experience :D

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