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How to Get Motivated to Lose Weight

If you are struggling to lose weight, here are some ideas to revitalize your efforts:  MyGoal #005 illustration - Success Failure

  1. Remind yourself why losing weight is important to you.  It’s easy to get caught up in the number on the scale, but why do you really want to lose weight?  How do you think it will change your life?  Connect to that.
  2. Do something different.  Monotony in our habits can lead to boredom and stagnancy.  Additionally, it’s important to shock the body for continued progress and to avoid plateaus, so try something new.  If you normally walk or lift weights, do a hip hop or yoga class – something to keep your body on its toes!  The more out of your comfort zone it is, the more points you get.  As a side benefit, you’ll feel proud of yourself for having tried something new, which builds confidence and positive energy. 

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Finding the Time to Exercise and Lose Weight

There are numerous ways to reach your weight loss goals.  While there are a myriad of programs available to help you burn fat, increase strength, and lose weight, the formula for weight loss really comes down to two things:  physical activity and nutrition.   However, losing weight and keeping it off remains a battle for so many, so there must be more to the story.  For now, we will keep it simple and focus on exercise and finding time.Exercise and Time

Many people think they don’t have enough time to exercise.  As the demands of life increase, the desire for and practicality of fitting in a good exercise session decrease.  Let’s face it, the pace of our society keeps getting faster and faster.  This can lead to stress, a whole host of health conditions, and yes, weight gain.

So, let’s be real.  We don’t have time not to exercise.  While the following guidelines are basic and general in nature, they are meant to give you a sense of just how much time is needed to prevent weight gain, lose weight, and maintain your weight loss.

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