Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Loss Tips While Staying At Home For Long Periods Of Time
Many of our schools are closed around the world due the pandemic, causing us to spend time alone with our families stuck at home. If you feel that your weight loss motivation is decreasing while sitting at home all day every day, you need to know that you are not alone. Most people who start with their weight loss journey will experience hurdles sooner or later. This is definitely one of them. A natural reaction to sitting at home is to eat and stay immobile all day. Falling off schedule for a day or two is normal, but the real problem begins when you become unmotivated and you are stuck for weeks on end. This is the time when you are alone and you have to keep your healthy lifestyle and weight loss tips learned at Camp Pennbrook’s weight loss camp for kids going.
Motivation is not something that you wait for to happen, instead, it is something that comes naturally to you when you are willing to make positive changes in your life. When trying to lose weight, food is the most crucial component that builds as well as destroys the entire momentum. Exercise is equally important, but we all know what we eat, we become.
Here are 5 best healthy lifestyle and weight loss tips while being stuck at home for long periods of time:
Realistic expectations while stuck at home
The most significant mistake most commonly made by people is an unrealistic goal. Face it; you can’t lose all your extra weight, fat, cellulite and inches in a month. It takes a lot of time, hard work, discipline and time to achieve the goals you set. Analyze your body, give your body the desired time it needs to reach where you want it to be. Keep into account your metabolism, strength, endurance, time, and daily schedule while you set your weight loss goals. This way it will be easier to continue on your weight loss journey.
Journal the weight loss process
Focusing only on the outcome can derail you from your weight loss journey. Keep process goals in mind, and when the goals are adequately journaled, it adds a positive influence on your motivation levels. Maintain a daily journal and keep a record of everything you do on a regular basis. Whenever you are unable to follow your schedule, document the reason, and give a solution for the next time a similar situation occurs.
Question your lifestyle habits
Whenever you feel that your weight loss program is derailing, question your habits. Why are you spending so much time watching television? Why does your eating habits exceed your appetite? Why do you always pick up chips and muffins to snack on from the pantry? Why is it that you have not been able to go for that brisk routine walk in the last two days? Answer these questions and most importantly never forget to ask yourself what will happen if I continue this pattern of habits for the next few months while at home? The answers to these questions will most likely bring you back on track.
Be competitive with your family
Research states that when you are working together in a weight loss group, the chances that you will deviate from the original path are reduced. Most people work harder because of their competitive spirit. Competition brings a lot of self-discipline, consistency and genuine intent to push beyond your limits. Get your family together while you are all stuck at home to challenge each other to eat healthy and stay active while at home is one of the best tips given at our weight loss camp.
Surround yourself with positivity
If you surround yourself with people and activities that are related to the weight loss process and goals, the chances of deviation are reduced considerably. It’s advised to plan your grocery shopping and keep healthy foods stocked in your kitchen. Hang your workout outfit behind the changing room doors, bedroom doors and in the closet. And yes, a motivating screensaver and laptop backdrop will never hurt. This is also why Camp Pennbrook kids weight loss camp is an ideal scenario – you are surrounded by other kids and teens looking to lose weight and maintain healthy lifestyle as well.
There can be many reasons why you may just want to hole up, eat unhealthy and sit in front of Netflix all day while stuck at home – but there are way more reasons to stay motivated to keep healthy. The real change happens when you start thinking positively about it. Stop criticizing yourself and love the body you own. Think of weight loss as a process of self-improvement and focus on getting closer to your goals for your development.
We wish everyone and their families good health in this time and hope you will stay motivated and take some of these tips and what you have learned at our weight loss summer camp to good use while sitting at home with family!