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Mar 162016

Toward the end of last year, I injured my leg and that kept me out of the gym for a few months. Now that my leg has (mostly) healed, I’ve been trying to lose some of the extra weight I put on and trying to get back into shape. So today, I’ll be sharing with you all some smart tips to lose some weight, follow a healthy lifestyle and even how to target those areas with stubborn fat. I’m particularly excited about SculpSure, which is a noninvasive body contouring program that can make a big difference in one’s overall shape. Let’s get to our list now, shall we?

Here are some easy steps I’m taking to get back into shape.

Getting Back Into Shape

Getting Back Into Shape

Getting Back Into Shape

Make wise food choices: I’ve been sticking to a diet that minimizes starches, added sugars and animal fat from meat & dairy foods. I’ve been focusing on fruits, vegetables, egg whites, lean meat, fish and nonfat dairy foods. I also find that eating plenty of vegetables will provide fiber, antioxidants & vitamins and helps me feel full longer.

Getting Back Into Shape

Getting Back Into Shape

Drink enough water: Sometimes I’ll reach for a snack when I’m really just thirsty. So I make sure to drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep false cravings to a minimum.
Getting Back Into Shape

Getting Back Into Shape

Avoid junk foods: If I have cookies and chips in the house, then I am much more likely to want to grab something like that as a snack. So I make the decision at the supermarket not to purchase junk foods.
Ditch boredom: Did you know that sometimes the reason we reach for a snack is out of boredom? I try to avoid boredom by keeping busy with a hobby or other activity. Even better? I go for a walk if I need something to do!
Focus on cardio: Cardio burns the most calories so I focus on cardio for weight loss. I aim to do aerobic exercise at least 4-5 times per week. Also, I will occasionally add in some strength training activities. I love using a jump rope to get the heart rate up indoors when it’s too cold to go outside.
Getting Back Into Shape

Getting Back Into Shape

Do interval training: It’s a great way to increase the intensity of workouts. By adding in short bursts of high-intensity exercise, I can burn more calories in less time.
Getting Back Into Shape

Getting Back Into Shape

Try SculpSure: Do you notice areas of your body with stubborn pockets of fat that don’t respond to traditional exercise? (raises hand) SculpSure is a noninvasive treatment that reduces stubborn fat in areas such as the abdomen and love handles without surgery or downtime. It only takes 25 minutes to do one procedure- I love that it’s a quick, convenient experience.
Did you know that SculpSure is the world’s first FDA-cleared laser treatment for non-invasive lipolysis of the flanks and abdomen? SculpSure is perfect for individuals with stubborn spots that don’t seem to respond to traditional diet & exercise. Results are evident as early as 6 weeks post-treatment, but maximum results are evident after 12 weeks. You can search for a doctor near you that can evaluate whether you are a good candidate for SculpSure.

I can’t wait to get back into my skinny jeans – you know, those jeans that I’ll be able to fit into again once I lose another 10 pounds! If those skinny jeans could talk, they’d say “Jennifer, lose some more weight, so you can wear me again!” Do you have a pair of skinny jeans – or another article of clothing – that you’re waiting to wear once you lose some more weight? What would your clothes say to you if they could talk?

Learn more about how SculpSure can help you get rid of those stubborn fat areas and tell me: What are your tips for losing weight? Have you ever tried a body contouring treatment?

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21 Responses to “Tips for Getting Back Into Shape”

  1. I put on a few pounds over the winter and my skinny jeans (and shorts) are screaming at me! I love the idea of SculpSure and that it’s a non-invasive procedure.

  2. Once I get back to my goal weight, if I have trouble spots this is something to consider.I would try this before I go for the tummy tuck.

  3. Great ideas! You look awesome. I haven’t worked out other than playing with my kids and going for walks, since I had my 3rd in May 2015.

  4. Great tips! I know I eat out of boredom a lot. I need to find another outlet when I find myself mindlessly eating.

  5. I’ve gained quite a few pounds since the holidays and it seems to not be going anywhere. I think I might have to look into this for me.

  6. oh this is right on time. i have been working really hard to lose and the tone. its been a struggle but i do see results. i love sweets so that is totally my downfall. ugh.

  7. SculpShore sounds perfect. I do not want to have evasive surgery, but I would love to get rid of a few inches.

  8. I keep thinking I will get back in shape soon. I was all for it in January and then I got really sick. that put me at a stand still. Hopefully after Easter!

  9. It’s really important to have the right diet and sufficient hydration to be fit. You should also balance your cardio workouts with the more intense and high quality intervals.

  10. These are great tips!! I will definitely be using some of these win the near future!!

  11. Interesting! SculpSure seems safe and effective. Where can you buy it?

    • EngineerMommy

      Follow the link toward the end of the post to find a doctor in your area who can evaluate you for this treatment.

    • EngineerMommy

      Check out the link toward the bottom of the post to find a local doctor that can evaluate whether you’re a good candidate for this!

    • EngineerMommy

      Use the link toward the end of the article to find a local doctor who can evaluate you for this treatment.

  12. Great tips! I agree, important food choices are so important to achieving the body you want.

  13. So glad to know about this, I’m always planning to get my shape back.

  14. Oh I need to read these tips! I’ve put on a lot of weights from my back injury and stress. Thank you for sharing these tips 🙂 Really helpful!

  15. I’m finally easing back into my fitness routine. Eating is the hardest part for me but I’m trying to get on track.

  16. Interval workouts are a great idea. I have a hard time committing to working out. But small bursts of high impact cardio may just work for me.

  17. These are such great tips and I need to start following these to get back in to shape!! Thanks for sharing these tips!!

  18. Thank you for your tips! i need lots of tips in getting back to shape specially now that it’s Summer.

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