Here are steps that will guide you to get started on your weight loss efforts.
1. Choose a Starting Point.
a friend, who is visiting you after a while wants you to guide him to your place, you would obviously ask him "Where
are you now?" Unless you know where he is standing now, you won't be able to guide him to the right way.
The same goes with the fat loss.
There are some key information that you need to gather before you start planning
for reducing your weight. First, write down your present weight, fat percentage in your body, waist size and other measurements
to know where you are now.
2. Set a Goal
Close your eyes and see yourself with a perfect body.
Take a piece of paper and write down everything that you need to do to get that perfect body. Everything you write will
be your goal.
To get precise results, make precise goals just like you do while going for a holiday. You make
clear travel plans, choose the spots you wish to visit and make hotel or airline bookings to enjoy your holiday without hassles.
The same has to be done while setting up your goals for weight loss.
Move forward and set a time limit to achieve
these goals. Be real and don't set a short time limit that will be tough to achieve for the amount of work you have to do.
Set a target say of 2 pounds (maximum) weight loss per week. Weight loss of more than that might result in excessive weight
gaining in the future.
3. Make the plans
Once the goal and time limit is set, get on with the strategy
part. Begin the planning by analyzing your eating habits. Make a chart of the diet you normally take. Also, note down the
calories, proteins and fat your food contains.
Try to find out the situations that make you eat without being
hungry. For example, fatigue, depression or stress make people eat more than their body requires. This is called emotional
eating and it can increase your weight even on a cumulative basis. You need to fight with these demons if you have to lose
In addition, write down the details about your workout as well. Jot down important information like duration
of workout and the exercises you normally do.
4. Make small changes to your habits
Keep trying new
things. Try and change your eating plan, or your workout routine. Try anything that will stop you from eating more than
your body requires. Make sure you stick to the plan that helps you.
Don't overdo things. Take one step at a time.
Remove a food item per week from your diet or make your workout a bit longer in order to balance things.
Be consistent with the changes that are working for you.
Don't follow a plan that has too many rules. Rather, keep making
small changes per week in your diet plan or in a workout session.
If for any reason, you could not follow a plan,
don't get disheartened. None of us is perfect. Try not to commit the same mistake next time. If you remain frustrated, you
might end up eating more which is not good for your plans.
6. Check the progress
Make it a habit to
check the progress of your routine. See the do's and don'ts and make sure you improve upon areas where you lack. Maintaining
a progress report of your regiment helps you to be consistent and it also works as a motivating factor.
get demotivated and cheat on our plan if your progress report is not showing good numbers. Many people succumb here. The motivation
just vanishes away. If you have not lost the pounds you targeted, it is not the end of the world. Every adversity comes with
an opportunity! Grab the opportunity and move ahead with your plan.
7. Keep bucking yourself up onto your
If you can't help yourself, nobody can. Keep motivating yourself. Don't allow yourself to go off the hook. Yeah,
I am doing well, I can improve! These words should keep ringing like Christmas bells in your years. Make sure you keep repeating
steps 4, 5 and 6 until you reach your goals.
Also, you must not follow plans that are:
- Have too many rules
- Contradicting and confusing
Follow these seven steps and live a healthy life. I wish you all the best in your weight loss efforts.
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