The first step to getting rid of excessive weight is certainly making resolutions that concern one's diet, i.e. deciding upon taking up a more healthy diet regime, fortified with diligent and regular exercise routines. And this is actually the easier part. The more difficult one is persuading oneself to keep it up with these everyday-habit novelties, and this is what the greatest majority of people fails to produce. One of the reasons for this is the inability to “persuade” one's mind to act the way we have imagined and this way gives a person that needed additional boost that guarantees success. Furthermore, many people are convinced that by simply introducing more discipline in their lives, behavioral changes will occur on their own. Unfortunately, this is not quite the case, for quite a lot of things need to click perfectly in order for the desired effects to become more than just mere thoughts.
Ups for better results
Given the fact that planning a new life regimen and finding enough motivation to stick to it until the end is quite demanding, numerous experts from this field have put their minds together and came up with the following know-how and do-better pointers:
- Give excuses that “talk to the hand” attitude – applied to everyday life this would mean that, despite the fact that a person in question is not that fond of getting up all to early in the morning, one mild-in-intensity exercise session should be planned as a rise and shine activity. The main reason an exercise session should be planned early on in the course of the day is that the later that one exercises, far more excuses one will come up with for avoiding any exercise at all.
- The before children era – this is not something that should keep a person off their weight-loss and fitness track. With a bit of a proper time management, both responsibilities can be “squeezed” in just fine. One of the most effective and beneficial ways to combine both is to involve one's family as well – take them hiking, or for a bicycle ride etc.
- Partner support – what have most recent research studies revealed (e.g. the one conducted at Indiana University) is that as much as 94% of partners who corroborated on this venture were able not only to maintain consistency, but also to stick to their plans altogether. The more support one gets, better the end results, of course.