5 Ways to Inspire Yourself to Lose Weight

Be optimistic.

If you claim that you can achieve the body you’re aiming for; you’ll be able to appreciate every workout routine you ought to do. When losing weight, it’s essential to think about getting fit, rather than losing those extra pounds. Thinking about a healthier lifestyle doesn’t just result in toned muscles and loss of unwanted fats, it will also help you stay fit even after you’ve lost weight. Believe that you can attain your goals but don’t be too harsh on yourself. You don’t have to pressure yourself on losing pounds immediately. It’s best to be optimistic per day, thinking “I can achieve these objectives I’ve set for today.” Don’t fret about tomorrow; tomorrow already has enough troubles on its own. Be confident that you can eat healthier food, believe that you can consume more greens and less sugar.

Set objectives that will help you reach your goal.

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Objectives are your specific targets, and the goal is the main aim—the outcome you’re expecting. For instance, your goal could be: By January 2018, my weight should’ve decreased from 160 pounds to 140 pounds. Your objectives would be: Gradually increase the number of push-ups by 10 per week; Lose 2 pounds per week; Perform 50 sit-ups per day; and so on. Your objectives are the every day or every week targets that will help you attain your goal of losing 20 pounds in three months.

Track your improvements.

Checklist-Notes-Icon-Once you’ve set up your objectives and identified your main goal, you should organize a timetable or a checklist for your every day or per week objectives. Checking your progress will keep you updated about your accomplishments. Besides, knowing that you’re finishing tasks each day or week will encourage you to keep going and do better. Do check your weight at the end of the week too, and if you know you can do better, modify your objectives so you could reach your goal ahead of time.

Listen to music.

Listening to music can be done alongside almost anything. You can be a multitasker just by listening to music while you’re painting the room using a paint sprayer (Read from them here). You can do household chores while listening to your favorite tunes. Likewise, listening to music can help you stay inspired while performing your exercise routine. Every push-up, sit-up, bench press, etc. will be much thrilling with your favorite songs on.

Exercise with someone or a group.

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Sometimes internal motivation isn’t sufficient. Well, honestly, most of the time it really isn’t. The best way to combat this problem is to work out with someone close to you such as a friend who has the same goal with you. Joining a class or being part of a group can also help you stay motivated to work out even if you don’t feel like it.

Exercising At Home, In Every Corner

exercising at homeWho said you can only exercise by running outside under the sun’s first rays? Who said you can only exercise by walking outside under the sky’s bright stars? Who said you can only exercise by going to the gym across town?

That’s right! No one.

Most of all…

That’s because you can actually exercise at home, in every corner. How?

Here are some ways:

Use the stairs.

If you think stairs are only meant to lead you into the bedroom for a good night’s sleep, think again. Stairs can also be used for (1) cardio endurance workout, where you run up and run back down for at least 20 times; and (2) muscle strength workout, where you step up and step back down for at least 30 times.

Use that space in the kitchen.

That space beside that space between fridge and wall? It might come handier than any other spaces in the kitchen. This is because you can use it as a leverage point when you perform back workouts like sit-ups by the wall for at least 20 times or arm workouts like pushing at the wall for at least 10 minutes. You can also do some leg workouts on that space, where you push your foot at the wall for at least 5 minutes.

Use the couch.

Aside from the stairs, you can also use the couch for muscle strength workout, where you step up and back down for at least 30 times. The only difference here is that the steps you’ll be doing on the couch will be higher than the steps you’ve done on the stairs. Just remember to take it slow, so as not involve yourself in accidents like banging your head onto the floor.

Do you know any other ways to exercise at home, in every corner? Let us know in the comments section below!