Sunday, October 24, 2010

Weight Lose Programs-Are You Taking Advantage of the Lunch Hour Plan?

Almost everyone has an hour lunch break during their workday; how you use it can be the difference between quick weight loss or no weight loss. After a hard morning at work, many reward themselves with a hearty lunch of comfort food, high in fats, sugar, and calories. After all, you feel you deserve it after all the work done and with another stressful session following lunch. If you are like most people, you return to the office and sit for another three or four hours, and as you sit, the heavy lunch is silently being converted to fat!

A much more healthy use of that lunch hour is to divide it between a light healthy meal and some exercise. Rather than coming back full and feeling guilty, a 30-minute workout can not only help you drop those stubborn pounds, but also make you more productive with an increased energy level. Plus no guilt!

Several strategies help to get the lunch exercise routine started. Although it may be easy to wear the clothes you have on, just switch out to some good walking or tennis shoes and off you go. Others may have office dress codes that prohibit easy exercising in the same clothes. If this is your case, wear something that is quickly changed, take a minute in the restroom and
change into your exercise outfit.

Another thing you can do is is prepare a quick-to-eat lunch. Try packing a light and healthy sandwich with some fruit or vegetables, a Morningstar veggie burger, and a big salad. These are easy to pack and quick to eat. Have no soda with lunch and drink water or unsweetened tea. Think slim, think weight loss, make the meal something that will help you achieve your diet goals.

Once these hurdles are overcome, it is time to decide on several possible routines for exercising. Boredom is one of the primary reasons people drop their exercise routines, so try to think of at least three different exercise strategies. Is the office near a gym? If you like working out, this could be your best choice. Routines at the gym can be varied, doing
one workout three days a week and a different exercise routine the other two days.

If there isn’t a gym handy, think walking, jogging, and climbing stairs. Plan a one-mile walk for the first week. A mile can be walked in 15 minutes. After you get down your routine, expand the walk to two miles. This should take just your 30 minutes. Losing pounds is easy with
consistent walking. Don’t use the elevator; take the stairs. This is great exercise, burning calories and firming up legs and behind.

Reward yourself with a new dress once you have gotten halfway to your weight loss goals. Revel in how good you look and keep up the motivation to reach your ideal weight.


Train Hard! Drop The Pounds!
Monique Hawkins

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