Many of us who are into living a healthy lifestyle by eating right and exercising, sometimes hit a plateau or lose motivation especially when it comes to losing weight and maintaining weight.
First weight loss tip is having lots of sex. Yes, I said it. One it is a lot of fun. Second, the men will be happy! Third having an orgasm releases endorphins in the brain just like eating chocolate does. The good thing is no calories. According to research the more weight you lose the better, your sex life will become.
Second weight loss tip is making a promise and keep it. When you default on a commitment, you let yourself down and others if others were part of the promise you made.
Third tip is to enlist your pet. For dog owners this is easy, you have to walk your dog a few times a day in rain, sleet, or snow. So get going and enjoy your time with your doggy!
Number four on the list is to rock out. Listen to some upbeat music or music that really gets your blood pumping when working out at the gym, walking or running.
Next up is pull out your sexiest outfit and look at the outfit and remind yourself that one day you will be wearing it again. Visual reminders are great for motivation to keep exercising and eating healthy.
Up on the list is lifting with dumbbells the number of pounds you have lost. For example, you lost 10 pounds then use dumbbells that weight 10 pounds and do three sets of 10. When you struggle, just imagine that this weight used to be packed on your stomach, butt, and thighs.
Start talking or gabbing. According to research, the more you talk with someone who supports your fitness goal; you will be more inclined to stay motivated.
Purchase sessions of yoga, dance, or even a personal trainer. This will keep you motivated, plus you will not be tempted to throw away your money, therefore you will reap the rewards by following through on your commitment.
Next, become a class regular. By joining a class, make friends with other regulars and you will become more inclined to return to class to visit with your new found friends. Especially with women and maybe some men, it is nice to have adult conversation when you are working out, takes your mind off the task, and makes the time fly by.
Get a massage. You are probably thinking what does this have to do with weight loss. Well, surprising, mostly for women, getting a massage helps them to become more comfortable with their body even when they are not at their ideal weight. As women become comfortable with their body being touched by a certified, licensed stranger, research has shown they have better eating habits.
Look in the mirror. Looking in the mirror at your reflection will help you to see your body for what it is and help to keep you motivated by sticking with your diet and exercise routine. As you see your body change towards the better, even small changes, you will be more inclined to keep with your goal.
Charting your progress is key in helping a person to see what changes have occurred. Tracking the little changes, even if it is a pair of pants that are now too big or a top a little looser, it is still a change and a positive change. This is your key to keep up your routine for a healthier lifestyle.
Getting fit can help a person score free stuff or discounts, as with some insurance companies they will offer you discounts for gym memberships, etc. for being healthy so you do not develop expensive diseases. This is a good plan to help people stay motivated and get fit, but remember, besides diet and exercise, sometimes it can be genetic, and a person does not have control over family genetics.
Therefore, in reflection, these tips and tricks are just gentle reminders to keep us all motivated especially when we hit a plateau and find it difficult to keep on going.
Remember your goal is long-term and not short-term.
You reap what you sow.
A healthy lifestyle is essential to the wellness of mind, body, and spirit.