This post was created as part of a relationship in which I was sponsored by Weight Watchers and given a free three month subscription to try their new Personal Coaching product and write about my experience. Though I was compensated for my time and commitment, all views, positive and negative, are my own. #WeightWatchers #WWsponsoredEvery day us moms are so busy with everything from shuttling around kids to even running a small business. I have found I can do more than I ever imagined since having three kids. I can manage all of their schedules, know exactly who’s socks are who’s and we even manage to find time for family fun along the way.
We live in a want it now type of society, everything we do we do with efficiency and it’s especially important if you find yourself overweight like I did. We want to do it now, eat it now, see it now, we want everything to happen right away and what I have learned this year is that you have to slow down and take it day by day to be truly efficient.
When I started training for my half marathon two years ago I was overweight and out of shape. I expected that when I started running that the weight would just fall off. As quickly as I seemed to have put on 70 pounds I figured losing the weight would be just as easy. Throughout the next two years I struggled with everything from exercise to eating right until I found Weight Watchers six months ago.
With the help form my Weight Watchers Personal Coach is that I’m not fueling my body right, especially with the added exercise from dancing several times a week and running half marathons. The one thing I never truly addressed was my diet, not just a diet just eating right and fueling my body the way it should be fueled.
It all starts with snacking and in this need everything fast society it all starts with planning ahead and making sure you have those snacks on hand. One thing I have learned is that you have eat right in order to lose weight, it’s not about a diet at all is just learning what to eat and how much.
- Be Ready! Keep healthy snacks around, portion them out and know what you are eating! Use a measuring cup and measure it out if you have to and stay prepared with plenty of healthy snacks ready to go!
- Use the Weight Watchers app to track snacks and foods, tracking what you eat will help you establish new healthy habits.
- Avoid mindless eating – Often we sit in front of the TV at night, or just grab something quick between school pickup and dinner. Becoming concious about snacks and keeping healthy snacks readily available will help you snack healthy and stay on track.
I can also find healthy snack ideas and proper portion sizes right on Weight Watchers. I like that my personal coach continues to encourage me to eat the things I enjoy like fresh sweet oranges and unsweetened cereal for when I feel like I need a crunchy snack. Your coach can help you to understand where your eating habits are going wrong and how to find what works for you to have the success you want.
Join Weight Watchers today and finally do all those things you said you have wanted to do! It all starts with today! Taking small steps in the right direction, it’s those small steps that not only change you but change your life!