5 Things You Can Do Today to Lose Weight and Get Fit
By Shawn LeBrun Certified Personal Trainer
I'm often times baffled at the number of people I speak with that tell me they want to lose weight and get in shape, yet they continually fail to take any sort of action to lose weight.
I think I know the reason for this.
There is so much confusing info out there on weight loss, people often times are overcome with "paralysis by analysis" so instead of doing anything, they do nothing.
I tell my clients not to think too hard about weight loss. The harder you think about the process, the more you over-analyze it and fail to act.
Weight loss is not rocket science, but certain things need to be done to lose weight.
You cannot wish your weight away and fail to take any working steps towards weight loss.
In fact, here are 5 simple things you can do TODAY to help you in the weight loss process.
1. Go for a walk during your lunch break or after work.
Take the kids out for a walk or go for a stroll with your spouse. For those of you braving the winter weather, instead of taking a long walk outside, go to a mall or somewhere indoors you can move around.
Park your car far away from the grocery store entrance in the parking lot and walk.
2. Drink a lot of water.
Drinking water not only supplies your body with the #1 needed substance for just about all body functions, drinking water will help curb your appetite and make you feel a tad more full before dinner.
3. Split up your 3 bigger meals into 6 smaller ones.
This may be one of the easiest and most productive changes you can make in your daily routine to lose weight.
Eating smaller meals more often will speed up your body's metabolism (the speed in which your body utilizes food).
Speed up your metabolism and you'll never have to worry about weight again.
Instead of eating everything on your plate, each half now and half 3 hours from now.
4. Go to the gym or bring the gym home to you.
We all know that weight training is one of the best tools against the battle of the bulge. So that entails going to the gym.
Or, you can bring the gym home to you for less than the cost of a 3 month gym membership.
Go to the local department store and purchase a few dumbbells, a couple of step platforms, some jumping rope, a video aerobics tape, or anything else that allows you to be active at home.
Anything is better than nothing.
5. Resolve to actually make a change.
This should have been number one. Until you decide to change and lose weight, all the other steps will not happen.
Today, right now, as you are reading this (hopefully someone is :-) make the decision to change and take action to get what you want.
You know that proper nutrition and exercise is how you stay fit.
Start doing simple things TODAY that will soon snowball and add up to the body you want!
Don't treat weight loss harder than it has to be.