There are two components to healthy dieting: eating right and exercising. Regardless of how much you may like or dislike either of those things, they are completely necessary if weight is to be lost in a healthy and effective way, and if it is to remain gone once it has been lost in the first place. The problem is that when you really hate exercise, this can make it very hard to get out there and do it most days of the week and to keep it up over a length of time.
If you are a person who hates exercising but who is still determined to lose weight, then don’t fret, there are many things that you can do to keep yourself on track. The primary key is motivation. This, combined with some creativity can get you going and keep you going each day so that you will burn off all of that excess fat and then keep it off while you look and feel great.
Many people find that exercising is only a challenge to keep up at first. Once they find their groove, it can actually become one of the most enjoyable parts of the day! This may be hard to believe at first, but give it a try and you’ll start to discover that the benefits of exercise can extend far beyond weight loss to better overall health, more energy, a better attitude, a more positive mood, greater confidence, improved skin, and a great deal more.
Use the following tips to get your own motivation and creativity moving along with your active body:
• Get a buddy. When you’re out for a brisk walk with a friend, the time will pass much more quickly. Just keep going until you’re so out of breath that you can’t keep up your conversation anymore – then do five more minutes and head for home!
• Add something you like to do. Many exercises don’t require you to focus exclusively on the exercising. For example, if you are walking on a treadmill, if you are on a ski machine, or if you are riding a stationary bike, there is no reason that you can’t watch a video, listen to music, listen to an audio book, or even read a book as long as you’re not moving around so much that you can’t see the words on the page.
• Work activity into your life. If you can’t stand the treadmill, then stop using your car so much. Walk to the store to pick things up. If you can’t carry everything while you walk, then bike over, instead.
• Make it your ME time. When you think of it as a chore, you’ll hate it. When you think of exercise as the special time that is yours, just for you, making you healthier and more attractive, you’ll get a lot more out of it.