Tips to Ditch Those Last 10 Pounds (Part 3)

    Find a happy balance in your exercise. (Keoni Cabral/Flickr)Expose your face and arms to the sun. (Geezaweezer/Flickr)Believing in yourself is the first step in self-improvement.  (Helga Weber/Flickr)

    More lavender mama tips to help shed those last pounds.

    8. Move more, but not too much

    Being active is essential to your health. It helps jump-start your metabolism, balance your blood sugar levels, and improve your digestion. That said, if you exercise too much, you may feel fatigued, hungry, and burned out. So be sure to find that happy balance.

    9. Get sunshine

    Too little sunshine may contribute toward vitamin D deficiency, which has been linked to depression (among other serious conditions, such as diabetes and heart disease). Get the natural happy pill, and go for a walk, ideally exposing your face and arms to the sun.

    10. Love yourself

    It is tough to make a change when it comes from a place of self-hate, or lack of confidence. Take a deep breath, love yourself, and believe you deserve to succeed. Now, it’s your turn… Leave a comment below, and let me know what your three biggest challenges are around losing those last 10 pounds.

    Tysan Lerner is a certified health coach and personal trainer. She helps women attain their body and beauty goals without starving themselves or spending hours at the gym. Her website is www.lavendermamas.com

    See Part 1 and Part 2.

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