Daily Motivation for Successful Weight Loss
By Isabelle Berard 21 Comments
Why do you want to lose weight? Is it to have less fat on your body? Or is it because of the well being you think you will feel without your extra pounds? Do you think that you will acquire more vitality, be more seducing, which will boost your confidence and self-esteem? Almost everything that we do aim to modify the way we feel.
We really determine our future the moment we take a firm decision. For me, everything changed the day that I've decided that I was engaging myself to become and obtain what I would like in life. Think about it. There is a difference between being interested in something and engage yourself towards it. Often, people say: "Oh! I would like to lose some weight." But these kinds of declarations are not an engagement. We are simply enouncing one of our preferences such as: "It interests me, as long as I don't have to lift a finger." This is not power.
Unfortunately, people don't take action, because they are to occupied to invent themselves some excuses. If they didn't reach their goal or if they don't live their dream life, they put forward the way they were raise, the absence of choice when they were young, the lack of instruction or the fact that they are to old. All these excuses are insignificant. They are not only restrictive, but also destructive.
If you don't fix yourself some basic rules that you are ready to accept in your life, you'll see that it is very easy to slip into unhealthy behavior or attitude. If you take the firm decision to lose weight, you can do it. Your life will change the moment you take a firm decision. Will you finally decide today that you are more than what you've shown so far? Is it today that you will decide once and for all to harmonize your life saying: "This is who I am. Here is my life and here is what I do. Nothing will prevent me to accomplish my destiny. I won't accept that we deny what I am."
To take a real decision, is to engage yourself to obtain a precise result and to refuse any other possibility. Understand that what is most difficult, when we want to accomplish something, is to take a firm engagement, a real decision.
The tough part with exercise is getting out there and doing it. Exercise has to become one of your priorities. You have to make time for it. You have to find a passion. If you don't like what you're doing, you won't do it. Set a goal. Try to improve your times or lift more weight. Put on more muscle through resistance training. The muscle burns more calories around the clock.
Eventually, the workouts that once invigorated you now leave you feeling blah! You have to reinvent yourself and change the way you do things. These tips will help you stay motivated.
Train for an event, or pretend you are
Split your routine up so that you work your upper body and lower body on different days.
Hit the hills, you'll burn almost 25% more calories.
Try a different exercise for every muscle group.
Hire a personal trainer.
Change the number of sets you are doing, every 2 to 4 weeks, increasing the weight as you decrease the repetitions.
Use a heart rate monitor and gauge you progress.
Add intervals to your cardio. Alternate 2 minutes of high intensity exercise with 1 minute of lower intensity.
Use heavier weights. You need to get to the point where you can absolutely not do another repetition.
Try a new routine.
Have someone help you in the gym.
Join a team.
Count to 10 when you lift the weight, and to 5 when you lower it again. It can increase your strength by almost 50%.
Try Yoga or Pilates. These disciplines force you to move your body in a different way, which also build stronger abdominals and back muscle.
Exercise should be a part of your life, like eating, drinking and breathing. You should aim to make your daily exercise routine a normal daily occurrence.
5 ways to fight plateaus
Vary your weights
Change the order of your exercises
Vary the angles of your lunges
Add cardio to your weight workouts
Instead of a circuit, do a series of supersets. Perform each move back-to-back with a move that emphasizes the same muscles.
About the Author
Isabelle Berard has lost 52 ponds in 5 months, 10 years ago. She has created www. nutrition-fitness-guide.com specifically to help others lose weight and achieve lifetime fitness. You will find precious information and different resources on beauty, fitness, weight loss programs, healthy eating habits, exercise and how to stay motivated.