The secret to enjoying exercise is actually no secret at all, as the saying goes- find something you love and you will never feel like you’re exercising a day in your life (or something like that). If you love to be in the water, then do a water sport, if you like to be outdoors then go for a hike, there is truly something out there for everyone, you just need to find out what your fitness passion is.
Not only are fruits incredibly good for you, but taking two fruits to work a day will stop you from snacking on other unhealthy calorie packed items. When you begin to feel hungry just pick up one of your fruits to keep you busy. Problem solved.
Having a balance of fruit and veg in your regular diet is very important as they contain the vitamins and minerals our bodies need to keep healthy, disease free and they are also very low in calories, which is a no brainer when in comes to trying to keep our weight under control.
Social interaction is an important factor when it comes to working out, so bringing your partner along won’t only make it more enjoyable, but it will also help you stay connected, keep both of you healthy and will certainly keep you motivated to continue.
Specific, Measurable, Attainable Realistic and Timed- when you are setting your goal make sure you fill out all of these categories and there will be no stopping you. If your goal is to lose 20 lbs by the summer, start to break it down into how much you will need to lose weekly or monthly to keep you on track and motivated!
Water is often over looked when it comes to weight loss, all people generally focus on is the foods we eat, but the drinks we ingest are often loaded with calories too. With every meal make sure you are drinking a glass of water to keep down any added calories from juices or alcohol.
Excuses are the majority of people’s drawbacks, so instead of stating reasons why you cannot, try naming a few reasons why you can. There is nothing more important than your health, so making sure your health is the number one priority should take president above all.
The benefits of working out only apply if you are actually working out; doing the 5k fun runs whenever they come around is not an adequate form of physical activity. Aim for at least 30 minutes (minimum) 3-5 days a week at a moderate to vigorous intensity. Keep at it, and watch the pounds fly off and your energy levels soar.
Starting on a fitness journey can he hard work, daunting and very unfamiliar but soon you will wonder how you ever lived without exercising once you realise how good fit feels.
Become the face of fitness you’ve always wanted and follow these 8 simple steps to begin your fitness journey into weight loss.
Fitness professional, studied health and fitness for a large portion of my life , even completed my degree in Sports Science. I am currently based in Barbados and just wanted a platform to be able to share and involve anyone who is interested in health and fitness and might not know where to go or how to begin.