Life doesn’t need to be complex and neither does improving your weight loss results. Many people I have met struggle with consistent exercise. They have an improper or sour mindset about “Fitness”. Many believing that they must belong to a Fitness Center and do long, hard workouts everyday to see results. Or, they believe that while there, everybody knows what they’re doing except for them, which leaves them insecure and afraid to try new things because they may look foolish. The good news is that better fitness can be achieved anywhere. The better news is that with proper strategy and execution you can learn new skills, get fit and gain that confidence that we all crave.
The trouble is that mainstream media tends to make weight loss look too easy by selling magic potions or miracle workout DVD’s, or look incredibly intimidating by selling images of perfectly fit and chiseled people, that, for the most part do not exist… For the REAL WORLD individual, the task of getting fit becomes a daunting one with so much confusing and contradictory information constantly bombarding your senses. What follows is a template to get you moving and keep you moving, because, that is what is most important – to stay moving. We will discuss some of the environmental and lifestyle landmines that halt success and how to overcome them.
Here are very simple steps to take to look and feel great:
1. Ingredients for an effective Fat Loss plan
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2. MOVE X’s 5
3. Commit to take the path of MOST resistance.
Escalators and elevators are a friend to weight gain and low performance. Remember Newton’s law of motion – An object in motion stays in motion. An object at rest stays at rest. You are the object. If you begin your day moving you will stay moving. If you begin your day with the habit of inactivity it is that much harder to get motivated to move. Take EVERY opportunity to move. Movement (or inactivity) is a habit. You need to create movement based habits to create a fitness lifestyle.
4. Surprise Exercise.
Look for opportunities to move where you would not normally. Take a phone call while standing, pace during a conference call, set your laptop high so you can stand and work, take the farthest parking spot every time. At home, do squats or planks during T.V. commercials etc… There are plenty of hidden opportunities to improve fitness and increase movement.
5. Make Exercise a non-negotiable priority.
We do what is important to us. Know that exercise/movement aids in reducing pains, increasing metabolism, creating sustained energy, and makes us feel better. Do not accept not exercising. Not exercising is linked to weight gain, and you want the opposite. In my experience, people (especially women (more specifically Mothers), will give up on themselves because the task of fitness and achieving results becomes too daunting. They will say things like “This is too hard.” or “I do not have time.” but, in reality, they got started on the wrong path, results slowed or stopped and the effort to continue is harder than the excuse to stop.
6. Get the facts. Get control.
Sometimes life gets in the way, perfection is not needed to see and maintain results but valuing your health and understanding that continuing the habits that give you health and weight loss are vital. Sometimes, people need motivation, but, most often they simply need direction and the confidence to know that what they are doing matters and is effective. Wasting time is frustrating. Giving effort without a payoff is frustrating. There are proven steps the body takes to make weight loss difficult. If you do not understand them then frustration is imminent. Learn the facts of what works, why it works and how to sustain progress. This is what will provide continued motivation.
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