“Exercise for Weight Loss” is an article series detailing the most successful exercise strategies that can be used to assist in speeding up the weight loss process, and help you end-up with a sleek, toned physique once your body weight gets down to your goal-weight. 

Get your perspective right

So you’re on a mission to lose weight. You’ve started a diet plan, and now you’re going to hit the gym. You do ALL the exercises. You’re hot, sweaty, and out of breath. You can’t believe how hard you’ve worked, so you go and look in the mirror. And you see…

Well, you see the same body you had an hour ago, just a sweatier version! Now you feel discouraged. You’ve put in SUCH effort, and there’s NO CHANGE. How can it be?

Exercising for any goal is a long-game

That’s unfortunate, but it’s true. So if you’re exercising to help your weight loss along you need to approach it with the perspective of someone who wants to look great in twelve months’ time, not in three days’ time.

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Your body and brain take a lot of time and effort to reorganise things so that you look better. It also takes a lot of ‘stress’ to convince them to change. What you have to do is go into the gym thinking that you’re going to take a little step towards that eventual goal, and even when you don’t want to, you need to do it anyway.

Set personal records

One way to motivate yourself to keep going is to set personal records every time you enter the gym. If you squat 20kg today, do 21kg next time. There, that’s a new personal best. Keep these things improving, stop thinking about your weight loss, and you’ll be amazed at how quickly the “new look” will sneak up on you.

Plus, you’ll get some great strength and fitness results in the process.

 

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