We’ve all been faced with that situation where a few pounds sneak up on us and then we find ourselves wanting to lose a bit of weight. Maybe it’s because you’re no longer able to fit into some of your clothing and think it is time for a change.
Exercise is a great way to lose weight. It will also make you stronger and can help your heart when done correctly. But getting into a routine of exercise can be difficult. Finding time in our schedules can sometimes be hectic and we decide to skip a workout here or there and eventually end up not exercising at all. That’s why we need to make a habit of exercise just like our morning coffee.
One important step in exercising is to keep yourself motivated. There are many ways to do this and how you keep yourself motivated will depend entirely up to you. You may want to post pictures on your refrigerator of what you looked like when you were smaller. Another way to keep motivated is to keep a log of your weight and set a goal. With each weigh in determine how much you’ve lost (ie. 1% of weight or 2lb). The fact is you need the mindset to lose weight and stick with it.
Don’t make the exercise boring by not doing something you like. If you don’t want to go walking then ride a bike or go to the gym and use other equipment. You may want to load up your mp3 player so you have something to listen to while you’re walking or jogging which will help the time go by faster. Getting into the habit of doing these exercises will help you tremendously when it comes to losing weight.
Don’t forget to keep track of your progress in your quest to lose weight. This in itself should give you a bit of motivation to keep losing the weight and make exercising a habit. Keep a positive attitude and exercise regularly by making it a habit.