The title seems like an ad for getting slim, but unfortunately there is no shortcut to it. I knew it all along, but realised it the hard way.
From my childhood days I was slightly plump and had not taken fitness seriously, so naturally after child birth , my weight increased gradually. Although i managed to shed all but 3 out of the 20 kg gained, i gradually put on weight and what with a low metabolism and weekend binging i became 10 - 12 Kgs overweight for my height.
Last december, i got really frustrated with my increasing weight and decided to seriously do something about it. I had tried several methods to loose weight, but nothing went beyond a week. It was very difficult to be motivated and not eat junk.
On Jan 12th this year, i changed my food habits slightly, figured out what workouts work best for my body and challenged myself to eating healthy. I decided to give myself 3 months time , in one week , surprisingly the results began to show, my weight began to go down. i was so happy , i was finally reducing and felt so motivated that its been almost 5 months and i have lost 6 Kgs, even with weekend binging and just 3 weeks a month workouts.
What i would like to share with all those who are trying to reduce , is to first set the goals, be motivated to follow it through, eat healthy and sweat it out. There is no other way to lose weight healthily.
As for me , i still need to lose another 2.5 kgs to get back in shape completely. But I can say that i am addicted to fitness now and feel so out of place if i don't work out for a single day.