Hey Guys. Welcome to my weight loss journey.
Since childhood I have struggled with weight, always yo-yo dieting and trying to starve myself for periods of time just to lose a kilogram or two.
Well not this time. This time I am eating healthy and mixing in some exercise here and there. You know what they say "losing weight is 80% diet and 20% exercise".
This post is to hopefully help you get through your first week of teaching in South Korea. I’m going to include what my first week was like at actual work, as well as a ton of general info I wish I’d known before coming to Korea.
This first part deals with what you should do BEFORE you come to Korea, and includes explanations and resources for:
- Learn to Read Hangul (the Korean alphabet)
- Practice Using Chopsticks
- Prepare an Introductory Lesson
- A Note on Packing
- Get Your Bank Details
- Prepare Small Gifts
- Learn to Be Polite/Respectful Correctly
Brilliant piece. DEF Learn Hangul, I am still struggling.
First off thank you so much for your lovely words. They mean alot to me, a complete stranger with a heart filled with kindness.
Now getting to the real questions, more details. Losing weight is not difficult. Let me tell you something, its one of the easiest ways to show yourself you know better.
So if you give me your email address (or create a fake one), i can forward you the eating planning i was / am on. If you stick to it properly you will be able to reach the goal weight you want. I did little exercise my first couple of months, like once twice here and there. After i started losing more i needed to burn more calories and thats when i really started going to gym alot (5 times a week and off days - meant walking up mountains and going for walks with friends).
If you look for fitness pictures you will always see diet = 80 % and exercise = 20%. You have to look at your health and think about it, do you really want to lose weight or do you just want to be skinny? I know at first it was about being skinny but i have come to the realisation that its not about being skinny, you have to be healthy and active. It makes you feel 100 times better.
I have lost weight and gained weight and lost more but the difference in the way you feel physically and emotionally will always make you want to lose it all the time.
If i believe in you, you can believe in you. :)
Just to let you know, i am not a saint. I also love my potato chips and some lovely greasy wings from KFC but if you going to indulge have a strategy of how you will overcome it. If i would go to KFC, the next day i would gym an extra 20 mins and drink more water and eat less carbs and more veg. Just learn to balance it out.