Mary Kmak has turned her life around and found a path to health through the Tucson Medical Center Wellness program. In Mary’s Promise she shares tips, recipes, challenges that she has learned along the way.

Hello Readers,
December and the holidays presented some challenges to my exercise and healthy living routine. I have a family member not doing well in the hospital and I go every day to visit them. This takes time away from my daily exercises though I still managed to walk my 30 minutes every day and sometimes twice a day, but I’ve  maintained my weight; no loss no gain.

Even though I didn’t lose any weight,  I am happy with no gain, given that I’ve not been able to exercise to the same degree.

I started the New Year out right and am back to 30 minutes on the exercycle along with my 30 minute walk daily and I feel great!  In the past I would have gained the typical seven to ten pounds during the holidays, but, after making a lifestyle change I stand proud with a 102 pound loss and I’m moving forward. If this was a fad diet I would have gained weight!

The Weight loss resolution involves a lot of changes for those serious to achieving their goal. As you prepare your action plans each week try including the following in your plan:

  1. Allot time to plan and prepare your meals.

    Know ahead of time what you are going to eat and make it happen. If you don’t and you get hungry you will eat any and everything. I do my weekly menu on Sunday. I make sure for every meal I plan that I have all the correct food so I eat properly.

  2. Prioritize movement

    I stress walks because it’s easy and a good start. Even the addition of a 10 minute walk every day can help. You must start out with baby steps and work you way up from there.  Check out this information on how to start a walking program using an activity device like a Fitbit from Mayo Clinic. 

A challenging December makes me more motivated to keep going after maintaining my weight. We will always have stresses in life, but it is how we bounce back that determines the outcome. I have bounced back and made additions to my program and will be posting my first loss of the New Year next month. I hope this motivates you to never quit. Whether you maintain or gain weight just pick yourself up and get going! It’s a new year a new YOU! 🙂

Mary H Kmak

Health Warrior

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