“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. 

Bored with your workout? Try this

So straight off the bat I’m going to say “Congratulations!” if you’re bored with your workout, because this means you’ve actually done it a few times. That’s a victory in and of itself. And the reality is, that’s how effective workouts eventually feel if you’re TRAINING, and not EXERCISING.

Training means you’re doing the activity for the long-term benefits it will create, rather than exercising, which is done because of how it makes you feel. If you want a great body in a year’s time, then train for it. If you just want to get sweaty in the gym every day then exercise is fine.

Get stronger to get the body you want

Getting stronger is the way to get the body you want, and the way to get stronger is to start with what you can lift in a few full-body exercises, and then increase your lifts every workout, three times per week.

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This is not interesting in the same way that Instagram is, but it’s VERY effective, and that’s what you should be after. No-one ever said that getting what you desire was going to be exciting, except possibly the marketers trying to sell you the new product they already know doesn’t work.

Challenge yourself

So if you’re bored with your workout, and you’re doing the right kind of workout, then you’re on the right track. Challenge yourself to keep doing it, not because it makes you feel good in the moment, but because you’re committed to your goals.

You’re aiming for the ‘feel good’ moments AFTER the workout: When you put on your skinny jeans, and your butt looks fab, when your friend tells you how good you’re looking, when you get admiring glances from strangers, when you look at yourself in the mirror and feel proud of everything you’ve achieved.

That’s what hard work is all about. It’ll make you a better human, both in character and appearance.

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