The past four days I have been spending the vast majority of my time researching weight loss and buying products to help me on my journey. I have learned the very basics like you need to burn more calories than you consume to lose weight. I have also learned about very complex pills and supplements that can be taken to speed up weight loss and improve health. I've decided to take a mixture of supplements to help improve my over all health and balance out my vitamin and mineral intake. One thing that I learned is that vitamin deficiencies is a top contributor to weight gain and the inability to lose weight. After hours of research and personal assessment I have discovered that I am most likely deficient in many vitamins. I requisitioned vitamins and supplements off of Amazon.com. I purchased everything from a basic multivitamin to extra vitamin B, C, and D. These three vitamins are essential to weight loss. Another few products I purchased was collagen, green coffee extract, and flax seed. I'm not by any stretch of the imagination saying that these will be miracle pills and will solve all of my weight loss problems but hopefully they will help.
Another set of supplies I requisitioned are work out DVD's. I bought Zumba Exhilarate and ChaLEAN Extreme. Zumba as most of you probably know is a dancing program that is very high energy and very cardio focused. ChaLEAN is also very high energy but it is more weight lifting oriented. I figure if I mix them together I'll get a good variety while also getting a good work out each time.
It has been a life long dream of mine to be in the military especially the Navy or Marine Corp. Obviously that can't happen with me weighing 220 pounds. I'm hoping that by the time I finish college I will be able to become an officer. But if this dream is going to come true I'm going to have to lose weight and lose it now. My dream is what will drive me through these tough yet exciting months that lay ahead of me. What drives you to have a better healthier life? If we can focus on those things then we'll be just fine. We'll battle the bulge and be beautiful, strong, sexy, confident people before we know it!
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