“Before my surgery, I couldn’t even walk 150 yards. I couldn’t do anything with my children. Now I’m walking 2-3 miles a day, climbing 12-15 flights of stairs. I have a lot more energy and I’m a lot happier.” ~Russell F.
Every person at some point is curious, “Is this the best I can do?” Why do we ask? Because we know we have limits, but there are some limits that we can extend. Take Russell’s story for example. He wanted to do more, but he couldn’t because of his weight. He realized that if he wanted more, he had to do something about it – and he did. He pushed his limits and now he can do more because he is healthier, has more energy, and is a lot happier – a great combination!
It’s not just the physical activity limit that we can push when we are healthy, it’s our overall well-being and the well-being of the people around us. When you are at your best, you are happy and happiness is contagious. When you are at your best, you are better able to care for your family members, better able to perform your job, and better able to excel at hobbies and in social groups.
“Life can be good and is good again”. ~Russell F.
If you would like more information about how Anchorage Bariatrics can help you with a customized weight loss solution, or would like to attend a free informational seminar, please call us at 907-644-THIN.
Recommended Exercise: The Stationary Bike
The seated, stationary bike — also known as the recumbent bike — has a backrest that makes it a good choice for people who are beginning to exercise. Seated bikes are also less stressful on the lower spine, which is a common complaint for people carrying extra weight. Incorporating both walking and riding the seated stationary bike is a good way to target different muscles in the lower body.
3 Ways To Trick Yourself Into Eating Less
- Use small plates. You might say you can always get more, but believe it or not what you can fit on that small plate twice is less than what you could put on a large plate!
- Don’t eat in front of the TV. Because you’re focused on the TV, you don’t enjoy your food, which eliminates the feeling of satisfaction, causing you to eat more.
- Eat Breakfast. No breakfast = stress. Stress = Cortisol. Cortisol = Food cravings. Food cravings = weight gain. Weight gain = Uh Oh!