A couple of months ago, I assessed many of our members after quarantine. Many of them manage to gain some weight and others could at least stay in their weight. I don’t blame them. Even though I continue to exercise, I bet I also gained some weight and here is why:
You may relate to what I am going to say. I had many things to do at home and I had a pretty good routine. I was working in my backyard, meditating, writing, reading, creating online sessions, training members online and some physical small groups. However, the time when I was at home I walked so many times to the refrigerator.
Even though there was no junk food in my refrigerator, I still manage to overeat some of the good food my cousin cooked. I am not sure how many times I checked the refrigerator or the cabinets to find anything tasty to eat, but I know I walked to it many times.
I talked to many of our members and they all have similar experiences. How about you? How do you do this quarantine? Did you gain some weight? Did you walk to the refrigerator many times? Or how was your experience?
Now that I am busier, the refrigerator is not an issue anymore. I am back to my routine and find new ways to keep our members healthy.
This leads me to think about many people who have free time at home and choose to watch TV or be on social media for many hours. They may visit the refrigerator many times. Therefore, they may overeat and gain weight.
The mind wants to stay busy. I recommend you keep your mind busy with some productive goals that will lead you to lose weight instead of visiting the refrigerator. So setting up your goals, creating a plan would be a good idea to keep your evenings working towards your goals and not gaining weight.
Think about everything you want to achieve and create. Think about the guitar lesson you want to take, the online course you want to attend, the quality time you want to spend with your spouse or children. There are many things you can do to improve your life instead of watching TV and visiting the refrigerator. Besides keeping your mind busy in a productive way, you are avoiding overeating.
Remember that nothing will change in your life unless you consciously take the decision to change. You will continue practicing the same behavior if you don’t stop it once and for all.