Everyone wants to have an ideal body weight. Looking good can boost your confidence and excess fat just get in the way of your goal. So what have you done to cut down the excess fats that has been accumulate all over your body?
The Story of Three Women Who lose More Than 100 Pounds
Are you still not sure about what kind of exercise that will help you shed some pounds? If you think that to lose weight you need to do heavy weight lifting or vigorous exercise then you need to read on this success stories about three women who lose more than 100 pounds within 12 weeks.
So, did they do intensive workout day and night and super strict diet to achieve it? No, they only exercise they took was walking and they didn’t even do any strict diet, though they do make a little change in the food they consume.
Those three women are Kristen Tomasic (45), Arlene Scott (62), and Susan Desmet (47. Kristen lose 60 pounds, Arlene lose 32 pound and Susan lose 12 pounds all by doing a regular walk for 12 weeks.
Before you chime in and say that those three women have enough time to do all the exercise, let’s see the fact first. They all not free at all, they have jobs to do and kid to take care. Kristen is even a vice president at a software company and she had to walk in the evening because she’s having a hard time to wake up early in the morning.
How to Keep the Motivation Up
Now it’s clear that they all have their own struggle. But despite all the hardship they keep going. So what motivate them? Basically, they all have the same reason for starting the program.
Kristen was worry about the history of health issue in her family and the thought the she may be predisposed to some health problem, Arlene told by her doctor that she had prediabetes, and Susan try to prevent some health issue. In short, they all concerned about health. But what keep them going was different from one to another.
Kristen monitor her weight loss progress through a spreadsheet she made and got motivated every time she looked how far she had come. Arlene keep going because of the fear of developing diabetes. While Susan keep going because she felt better and happier after exercising and her was very supportive.
Some other fitness motivation that can also keep going include giving reward to yourself, declare your workout commitment to your friends, maintain positive mindset, and get paid for your achievement. For the last one, there’s an application called Pact where you can get real cash reward for sticking to your schedule.
Be Careful of Hurting Yourself
We all know that living a healthy lifestyle is the key to achieve a dream body. And exercise is essential to burn out calories and fats. However, what usually happened is someone will start their doing exercise vigorously but end up hurting themselves and in the end will be reluctant to just do a mild exercise and the fats start accumulating again in their body.
Though walking may be the easiest exercise that can be done by everyone, there still risk of hurting yourself if you don’t do it properly. You might feel tenderness or pain on specific part of your foot and you should not ignore it or else it may become a chronic problem.
Keep Yourself Healthy
It is true that exercise play an important role in keeping your healthy and help you lose some weight. But it doesn’t mean that exercise is the only thing you need to focus on. Balance is important. You don’t have to do a very strict diet and skip all kind of meat. But while doing your regular walking, ensure that you also follow a healthy diet.