Every one of us has a
weight goal we want to achieve. But what comes before actually getting into it
is getting into the mood to do it. This can come as a harder task than the
actual exercise itself. First off, get rid of the mind-set that exercise has to
be painful, fast, and strenuous for any positive results to surface. Real
exercise that is healthy and will help you lose weight for longer is slow and
requires a daily, progressive routine. Here some ways that will help you get
into the mood to move and for the better:
Keep in mind, before
beginning a brand new weight-loss regiment, keep your expectations in check.
Shedding those pounds is no simple thing to do, so keep an open mind on when
and what kind of results you want to start seeing along the way. This way, you
can make sure that you do not get disappointed in yourself and start to stray
away from why you started in the first place. Keeping a diary and making weekly
or even daily updates on what you have done so far can boost your
self-confidence and motivate you to keep yourself going for longer.
Easy Lifestyle Changes
Banish the thought
that losing weight has to do with drastic and complicated changes to your daily
routine and lifestyle. Start with waking up half an hour earlier to make time
for exercise, substitute your regular coffee and bagel for a healthier
alternative, or slowly reduce the portions of the food you take in at each
meal. Even adding a little fruit and vegetable on the side and fewer
carbohydrates can make a lot of difference.
Nothing beats positive
re-enforcement when you are on a path to something great – weight loss is one
of them. Make sure that you surround yourself with friends and family, anyone
who will support and encourage your new steps in the right direction towards
weight loss. You can either encourage another friend to get onto the same
weight loss journey or join a gym or class of people doing the same thing.
Jazz it Up!
It can be a fun thing
to lose weight as well, and you can do this by simply adding music to your day.
Make a playlist of your favorite songs with upbeat tunes that you can tap to
when you are working out. This way, you mentally align your thoughts about
weight loss into something positive and happy!
People in general find it very difficult at times to motivate themselves to complete their health and fitness goals. There are many benefits of being in shape and become physically fit. It improves your health, social life, and even makes you a happier person. So with all of those ways it improves life, why is it so difficult to stay motivated? Well it’s a combination of things from lifestyles to technology and human nature.
There are many excuses we can come up with avoid our fitness goals. Being busy, tired, or wanting to watch something on TV are just a few. Not being able to get off of social media is one I can think of off the top of my head. Changes to your lifestyle are very difficult sometimes. It is not easy to get into a fitness routine. It’s even tough to eat the healthy foods you need to when you are craving something unhealthy. What we do in our minds is associate difficult things with great worth. All the hard work we do to become fit is worth all the effort we put into it.
In order to reach our fitness goals, there must be a reason to reach them. You must find that right goal that is attainable to get you excited about becoming fit.
What are Your Health and Fitness goals?
They come in many different forms. Men and women may want to get bigger muscles, while some may want to be in great shape and be able to able run for hours. There are people that just want to be extremely flexible to avoid becoming injury prone. What are your health and fitness goals? Do you want huge muscles? Do you want to avoid heart disease? Do you want to lose weight and strengthen your body? You have to decide.
After recognizing what your goal or goals are, you must create a well thought your plan and stick to it. Make sure the health and fitness goals you set are very realistic. Having a personal trainer might be extremely beneficial and worth the money. If you can’t afford a personal trainer, try to find a workout buddy. Maybe all you need to do is join a gym to help reach your goal. Some people enjoy a team type of environment while others enjoy being in a one on one personal training session.
In the end, you want to find some form of exercise that you enjoy and makes you a happier person. Being physically fit makes you an overall happier person. Some people may need to find something that relaxes the mind and body. Yoga classes are great for this! If you are outdoors type of person, running, biking, rock climbing, or swimming might be a great way to start your journey. Whatever it is, enjoy it and stick with it!