With the end of February rearing its head, those of us who decided to get healthier and lose some weight for our new year’s resolutions are probably searching for some motivation…and maybe even some new tips to keep the pounds shedding. When I first started Ananda’s weight-loss program I really had no idea what I was doing, all I knew was that the time in my life during which I could eat whatever I wanted and have no consequences had come to an end. I wanted to not only fit in my old clothes again, but I’d also noticed that in addition to extra weight I had also become much more lethargic than I used to be and those two things combined weren’t great for my overall happiness and quality of life.
At Ananda we started by weighing and measuring so that I had a base point to reference for my success in the program, we then had a very honest conversation about my diet and eating habits – during which I learned that I could still eat good meals and tasty food just minus a few things. I, for the first time ever, became fairly knowledgeable about what different foods can do and what they can’t do. This allowed me to figure out how to make meals that I know I like in a healthier fashion.
Next, we discussed my exercising habits. These were almost nonexistent with the exception of yoga once per week. I was informed about the importance of balance in different types of exercise. I signed up for classes which helped me stay motivated because I wasn’t alone, did yoga with friends, and in the end found it all to be very meditative and almost Zen like. Ananda’s team is easy to talk with and very knowledgeable – I truly believe that knowledge is power when it comes to health and wellness.
Join me this Saturday, February 22, at Ananda Acupuncture & Wellness Center for one of their very informative weight-loss classes! Info is