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Weight Loss Solutions For Working Moms

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Are you too tired to go to the gym after work to workout? Are you still trying to lose weight that you gained from pregnancy but can’t find the time to fit in a workout? Have you tried fad diet after fad diet without successful weight loss? Well, you are not alone, millions of people struggle with weight loss and being a working mother does not make it any easier. Working moms typically have two full time jobs, one being there day job and the other taking care of the kids when they get home. So, unfortunately the last thing that gets done is something for mom herself. In this case we are talking about working out and focusing on fitness. Now, is it hopeless for moms when it comes to losing weight and regaining their pre baby body back? No, there are so many options and easy ways to fit working out into your schedule to start on your weight loss journey. Today you will get some quick tips and steps to start losing weight immediately. Below is a list of four steps that you need to take to get you on that path.
1.) Determine what stage of behavior change you are in
2.) Set a SMART Goal.
3.) Build a support system.
4.) Have someone hold you accountable.

Step 1
Physical activity and eating are behaviors that are shaped and driven by multiple biological, psychosocial and environmental influences. Because of these reasons it is important for you to understand what stage of behavior change you are currently in. Now, since you have chosen to read this article we will assume that you are not in the stage of Pre-contemplation and you are either in one of the remaining four stages, which are contemplation (thinking about change), Preparation (Preparing to Change), Action (taking action -6 month training), or Maintenance. If you want to have real success then it is important to know where you are in the stage of change because your goals will be determined by it.

Step 2
Once you have a clear understanding of what stage of behavior change you are currently in and only then can you begin to set goals. The goal process we use at www.workingmomworkouts.com is to set a S.M.A.R.T Goal. Research has shown that people who set specific, measurable, attainable, realistic, and timely goals see more results and are more likely to stay with a program.

Step 3
The next step is just as important as the first two, but in my experience with working with clients it becomes the most critical step in long-term success. I do not care whether you are working mother, stay at home mom, or retired if you do not have a support system that you can rely
on to help you achieve your goals you will have a harder time reaching your goals. One thing I always believed that Weight Watchers did a really good job with was creating a support system. You need to be part of group or, as I like to call it a tribe of like-minded individuals. Find yourself a support group that can provide you help when you need it and if you need a place online you can join the blog created specifically for working moms.

Step 4
The final step to achieving success in losing weight and reaching your fitness goals is being held accountable. Without having someone hold you accountable for your goals the likelihood of you reaching them decreases dramatically. That is why you hear all the time how writing down your goals is so important to success and that those people who leave it up to their own mind to remember their goals see less success. Also, there was a study conducted and reported in the WSJ that the group of individuals that had a fitness coach check in with them once a week for a year showed higher results then the group that was on their own. So, the point here is tell a friend, spouse, or hire a coach or trainer to hold you accountable. If you implement the four steps into your life you can begin your journey of change!

If you want to learn more on how you can continue to lose weight check out www.workingmomworkouts.om
David McGarry
WorkingMomWorkouts.com

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I am a husband, father of 2 girls (I was told that I was meant to be King)! I have been in the fitness industry since graduating from the University of Florida back in 97. I had the privilege to do an internship with the world renowned Dr. Cooper and the Cooper Aerobics Center. My initial start after graduating was as a personal trainer at a small private personal training studio in Orlando. After eight months, I moved to Dallas and worked as a personal trainer and manager for the Premier Athletic Club in Dallas. Since that time I have continued to work as a fitness professional in a variety of roles. Most recent is the development of America's # 1Lifestyle program for Working Moms called "Working Mom Workouts." I enjoy working with my clients and helping people reach their fitness goals.

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