Weight loss and maintaining the desired weight is something everybody wishes for. But unfortunately, it is easier said than done. Participating in any kind of exercises like running, push-ups, jumping, dancing and other activities can help you lose weight and maintain it. If you want to lose weight and keep fit, there is no other way round but to make exercises your cup of tea like you have made brushing your teeth a part of you. It might seem hard to some people but honestly speaking it is not hard if you are determined.
You can go to the gym, you can do it at home or you can hire a personal trainer to help you but you must ensure you have made exercise a part of you. You will also need to incorporate the right weight loss diet by limiting the amount of carbs you take daily and increasing the amounts of fiber. To help you out, I have prepared some tips that are going to help you keep going.
Stay positive and have fun.
The very first thing you need to change if you want to lose weight and keep fit is your attitude. You need to have a positive attitude and banish any negative thoughts that might be trying to convince that it is not worthy it. With the right mindset, nothing will seem difficult, even the exercises that you thought were impossible, you will find them easy.
There are many exercises that you can engage in in order to lose weight and you don’t have to go for the ones that are boring because by going for something that is not fun does not mean you are going to lose weight faster. You need to take this weight loss campaign as something fun, something that is going to make you happy. You will be killing two birds with one stone, you will be enjoying yourself and at the same time losing weight.
For example, if love playing soccer, you can make it your mission to participate in a game every evening. If you love dancing, make it your mission to be dancing every day. If you are no fan of the games, try recruiting your boyfriend to help you with the exercises or do it as a group with your girlfriends. Just make sure that it is fun and you are enjoying doing it.
Take it slow.
One of the things that makes a lot of people give up too fast is because they expect too much in a very short span of time. Weight loss is not something you will begin today and tomorrow be like your gym instructor. It is something to be taken slow by slow and remember you are in competition with no one. It is your life and you should go at the pace you feel perfectly suits you.
Even if your target is losing one pound in two weeks, that’s your pace and no one should question you about it. If you are used to driving to work, maybe you can buy a mountain bike and begin riding to work, then maybe after a few weeks try walking to work from time to time and maybe with time you can start your day by maybe running about 4 km before driving to work. Just take it step by step and don’t be in rush for anything.
Get your heart pumping.
Of course your heart is already pumping but that’s not the pumping am talking about. What I mean is that you should make it your mission to engage in some aerobic exercises that will help you burn those calories and fats even faster. The exercises that are a bit extensive and makes your heart pump blood faster are good when it comes to losing weight and they also help your heart and lungs work even better. Fats and excessive calories are going to be burned even faster which is the goal of anyone who is trying to lose weight. Enjoy some swimming, or you can engage in basketball, if you love badminton, have fun as you lose weight. Or maybe you can join a gym and be helped by a professional.
Always warm up before you start the exercise.
A lot of people just start exercising without having some warm up which can be dangerous especially if you are going to be engaging in some extensive exercises. Warming up will stretch your muscles which will in turn help prevent the injuries that are associated with exercise. In addition to that, stretching your muscles before beginning the exercises makes the muscles as well as the joints more flexible meaning you are going to find exercising even easier. After exercising, be sure to warm up again so that you can be able to cool of your muscles.
Make it your aim to do different types of exercises daily. Maybe you can allocate yourself like some 30 minutes in the morning and another 30 minutes in the evening after work and make sure you never miss a session. Make sure that you don’t participate in exercises that can bring you pain.
Make sure you eat the 3 meals of the day.
Just because you are on a weight loss campaign it does not mean you should change your lifestyle drastically and start fasting and failing to eat so as to reduce the calorie intake. By doing that, you will doing your body more harm than good. This is because you will reduce your metabolism rate and this will lead to less calories burned daily meaning weight loss will take a longer time than it would have if you were taking all the meals of the day. Also make sure to drink the recommended eight glasses of water because it helps reduce bloating and also increases metabolism.