It is important to continue to be active when you retire. When you cease to be as active or more active than when you were working. Being retired you realize you that you don't have to do anything that you don't want to do, you don't have to go anywhere that you don't want to go. There is not a schedule unless you make one. Saying this means that you can possibly just want to lay around in the bed or on the sofa watching television and eating your favorite sweets.
I have to make myself get up some days and move around. It is so easy to lay around and not be active. I have gained unnecessary weight since I have retired. I realize that not having the daily routine of being a school administrator and having the six hour commute has affected the numbers on my scale and not in a good way.
I want to be comfortable in my body and I love clothes. But I know that everything in the store does not look good on everyone. I want to wear the clothes that I love and them to look good on me.
My first step in the weight loss journey is to start a journal. Keeping track of what you eat and how active you are helps to keep you focused. When you read a list of the things that you are putting in your body maybe you won't put them there. At least that is what I am telling myself.
It is hard to change what you have been doing for most of your life. Changing eating habits that have existed for a long time. The things that are not good for you taste good to you. Being retired you don't have a schedule therefore you can become sedentary.
Instead of drinking sodas, I drink water with lemon. I love all kinds of fruits, vegetables is the problem. So I will make smoothies and use my juicer that has been gathering dust. So as of tomorrow August 8, 2015 I am on a having a healthy and active lifestyle. Stay tuned I will keep you informed.