Day 30 – Conquering the Final Five

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When you’re close to your goal weight, what do you do?  Padlock the refrigerator?  That could work but you could always escape and get take out!

When you’re just 5 pounds away, it’s easy to give up and just say, “That’s good enough!”  And for many it really is.  If you’re only 5 pounds from your goal weight, you’re probably at a healthy weight for your height (you can calculate your BMI here -  the standard measure of body fat for your height and weight). 

But for many of you – losing that last 5 pounds is attainable!  There are a few things you won’t want to do like starve yourself.  Skipping meals may seem like a good way to lose those last pregnancy pounds, but your body will think it’s in starvation mode and will hang on to that fat.  Instead, try shaving off 500 calories a day (skip a 250 calorie snack and exercise off 250 calories).  Switch your workouts – if you’re used to a spin class, try a kickboxing class.  Go hiking instead of biking next time you’re out and about.  Mix up your routine. 

What have you done to shake off those last pounds? 

When you conquer the final five, you will really have something to cheer about!  You can do it mom!   

lwab-audio-cover-135Today’s tip is from Arlene’s audio course, Losing Weight After Baby: 31 Days to a New You.

Try it risk free and experience the breakthrough month you’ve been longing for.  It just takes five minutes a day!

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2 Responses

  1. I’m finally ready to lose my final five! My reward for reaching this mini-goal is a massage, yay!!! I’m experimenting with gradually becoming vegetarian, dropping a different animal food source each week, and including mostly raw whole fresh fruits and vegetables, and nuts and seeds instead. I’m hardly buying anything that comes in a box or jar anymore. It’s great not to have the choice to eat the wrong thing, which I would be tempted to do. Because I’m exclusively breastfeeding, I need the extra protein and will probably still continue to eat healthy fish entrees, like salmon and small fish. Some people call this way of eating a “high raw pescatarian”, instead of a vegetarian, LOL!

  2. Massages are the best – they are my reward of choice too! You are doing great!

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