A few weeks ago, my wife, I, and our four kids went to an exercise class at the gym.
For some reason, we felt good, but for others, we were a little nervous.
Our workouts were pretty routine.
For us, they were like a chore, but our kids seemed to like it.
As we walked around the gym, they started asking, “How much is enough?”
The questions were so subtle, we didn’t realize they were about how much we could lose.
I was so happy to be able to get out of there and spend some quality time with them.
I figured I would do a little bit more, but I also wanted to keep doing what I love.
After the class, my son and I asked our instructor, and he agreed that the program we had started at the beginning of the year could be extended to two weeks.
My wife agreed to join us, and so we set out to see if we could keep up with the pace and intensity of our kids’ workouts.
It was the best way to keep pace with the family’s activity.
I had been working out twice a week for the past six months, and I could still do it.
And the more I worked out, the more energy I was able to add to our family.
My goal is to lose at least one pound per week, which I plan to do through exercise and diet.
We are not trying to lose weight, we just want to stay in shape and maintain the same level of activity that we enjoy.
We can’t stress enough that we have to stay healthy, even if it means going to the gym and working out every day.
My plan is to go for six weeks, with no extra cardio work, no lifting and no supplements.
Then I will have a week to recover, then a week more to go and do whatever the heck I want, including exercising every day, and then a couple of weeks after that to start to lose some weight.
This is the kind of plan that I am excited to follow.
My family is very supportive, and it helps that my wife is an excellent fitness trainer and has trained in this way for a number of years.
For now, she is helping us out with some of the planning and logistics, and she also has some fun advice about how to get started.
I also encourage people to try this program, and see how you like it, too.
I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking to lose a little weight.
But if you want to start this process right away, and your goals are not in line with the guidelines we have set for you, you might want to consider a smaller program like the one we have.
For example, you could add a week of swimming, or a few other activities, such as a few hikes and bike rides.
I have heard of people who have lost about one pound a week in just two weeks by cutting out exercise and cardio.
So maybe you can take the same approach to losing weight as we have been, but with some more time to plan and focus on getting the job done.
If you are struggling to lose fat, you can start with a more gradual approach, such by starting with a smaller amount of exercise, or reducing your intake of salt.
You can also try adding in some foods, such salads and some fruits and vegetables.
These are things you can add to your daily diet, and if they feel good to you, add them in.
You might want more than one meal a day, or even a couple.
And if you are worried that you might not get enough protein and calcium, add some beans or tofu or other plant foods.
For my family, this was an easy way to add in a bit more variety.
So while we still have plenty of weight to lose, it’s also time to start making plans for the future.
How much do you want your weight loss to be?
What kinds of things can you add in?
Let me know in the comments.
This article originally appeared in the April 22, 2018 issue of The Washington Report.