Most people when thinking of trying to lose some weight often think of it as a chore, a time of denial, of frustration and many other similar emotions. But simply, it doesn’t have to be that way. Why not make such a good life choice also a fun and enjoyable one.
Find exercise you enjoy and actually want to do…whether it is aerobics, kickboxing, swimming or jogging I am sure you can find something that gets you going. Also keep mixing it up, keep it interesting and varied. Don’t find yourself in a stagnant routine that you want to avoid. Keep yourself looking forward to your next new class or activity and you will find shortly it is a fun normal part of your life.
Find foods and meals that you actually enjoy that fit into your diet. Whichever diet or food plan you decide on, there are always possible ways of making it yummy. Make the time to make and try out those different foods, whether it is a new ingredient or a whole new recipe. If you don’t you will find yourself bored and frustrated with food and ready to break the diet fast with something yummy like chocolate. Don’t deny yourself the pleasures of food just because you are losing weight!
Set yourself an overall goal and always keep your eye on that mountain but also and even more importantly don’t forget to set small landmarks to hit on the way. Make a game of trying to achieve those targets and suitably reward yourself when you do! Soon it will be a game that you are winning and loving.
Don’t kick yourself too hard if you break your diet or miss a day of your exercise…doing that can often lead to giving up entirely as you feel so disappointed and that is not what you want. If you have a slight lapse, just notice it and work hard on not doing it again but don’t lose sight of your goal!
Four simple tips that will surely have you losing weight and having fun while you do it – good luck!