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Top Tips To Increase Confidence After Gaining Lockdown Weight

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By Anna MurphyPublished 2 months ago 5 min read
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Top Tips To Increase Confidence After Gaining Lockdown Weight
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These last few months we've all had to tolerate the prospect of staying at home and limiting our travel. This is because many of us have had to adhere to government guidelines of staying at home to prevent further spread of the Coronavirus. As a result, we may have found that we've put on a little weight since stepping on to the scales recently.

It's an understandable situation considering we've not had the opportunity to visit the gym and our ability to exercise has been slightly restricted. Instead, we've succumbed to heading into the snack drawer to find our favourite treats and have a little nibble from time to time.

Gaining a little weight shouldn't be an issue for you, however, for some of us it can really affect our confidence. If you find yourself being one of these people and need a little confidence boost to love yourself again, there are steps that you can take to achieve it. This may even mean having to embrace the weight that you've gained. In this article, we'll look into the steps that you can take and what you can do to increase your confidence again.

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Get moving daily

Perhaps you've realized that you've gained weight and it's really not the look that you want. If that's the case, now would probably be a good time to get yourself up and moving again. You can do this by either heading outdoors or heading to the gym, and incorporating a healthy diet back into your routine.

These are the 2 important steps required to help you feel fit and well again. The issue that comes with these steps is that some people tend to take drastic measures in relation to these, particularly with diet plans. They'll follow diet plans that claim to make you lose weight instantly but these can be extremely unhealthy for your body and the plans can be unsustainable.

Be realistic with your goals when it comes to your fitness. Base them more on the meals that you eat and work around your schedule instead. Similarly, your exercise routine doesn't have to be extensive. In fact, considering you may not have visited the gym for a while you'd be best to start off slow and gradually build up your gains again. Your exercise could even be as simple as taking a walk or jogging around the block.

You may also have the privilege of living with a partner or family member who's active too. In which case, utilize their time to motivate you to train and run together. It can be great for confidence. For your diet, eat in moderation and fulfil your cravings with healthy snacks that can satisfy your appetite.

Embrace your weight and go shopping

On the other hand, you may be in the crowd that really wants to embrace the weight because fitness and healthy eating just isn't for you. In which case, going to the shops and trying on new outfits and styles may be what you need.

It can be quite disheartening when you finally have the chance to go out again, look into your wardrobe and find that your clothes don't fit you as they used to. Times are uncertain at the moment so you may not have the privilege of heading to the shop just yet, but if you do then consider clothes shopping.

It can be a great way to embrace your new weight and feel more confident. It's an opportunity to try on new styles and clothes you wouldn't normally wear to see how well it suits you and your new body shape. Shop online and look at a range of clothes you wouldn't normally wear. Then, it'll be more highlighted in your wardrobe for next time you want to head out.

Consider surgical options

There may be a case that you're not happy with the weight that you've gained, but you're also looking for a quick solution without having to get back into diet plans or exercise. In which case, you may be considering surgical options to help restore your figure. Although this may be considered a bit of a taboo subject for some, your body is your own so you should be able to do what you want with it.

You may have attempted to get into fitness and healthy eating but it's still not providing the results that you want. In which case, cosmetic surgery options may be the option for you. Just be sure that it's something that you're doing for yourself and no one else who may have commented on your weight. You also want to make sure that the surgeon that you choose to perform the surgery is experienced in what they do.

Being confident in your own skin

Remember that you won't be the only one that will be in a similar situation. Many would have experienced the same thing as you, but it's up to you how you choose to deal with it. Would you prefer to embrace it, or lose it?

Learn to love yourself again in the right way and while it may have knocked your confidence slightly, there will always be a solution to your worries.

Before leaving, Know how Sarah Dropped 3 Pounds in 3 Days!

Thank you, Stay Consistent!

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