Like so many other people I know, I have been on the yo-yo diet bandwagon for almost two decades. I started to struggle with my weight in college, and have never really gotten a good grasp on maintaining a good, healthy, constant weight. I make a commitment to lose so many pounds, and then as soon as I reach my weight loss goals, I begin to slowly slip back into old habits. Inevitably after a few months I have found myself right back where I started. Then I begin the whole ritual again.
This time I have vowed that things will be much different. I am truly going to change—not just for a few weeks or months until I shed the ten or twenty pounds that I want to lose. I am going to completely overhaul the way I look at dieting and exercise. Instead of making it a chore and something I have to do to fit into a certain outfit or to gain a certain look by a certain date, it will be a complete change in the way I look at diet and exercise.
The first step: the insanity workout. Designed to get me into shape and KEEP me in shape, this workout is a great cornerstone to a lifestyle change. Once I successfully finish the program, my new plan is to start it again! Coupled with a truly healthy diet, I can stop yo-yo dieting forever, and finally get and keep the slim, trim body I used to have.
A huge factor to successfully losing weight and keeping it off is not only dieting, but making lifestyle changes. I fully intend to make those changes so that I can stop the cycle forever.