How To Ramp Up Your Weight Loss Efforts
If you are looking to add a little extra get up to your weight loss efforts, then you have to think creatively. Weight loss is a way of life, and it means that you actually keep the weight off afterwards too through lifestyle changes that you make.
So let me tell you about some things I've been doing lately to help my efforts when trying to lose weight.
I really focus on my exercise plan. There are two things here that I make sure that I do. First, I make sure that I commit myself to each workout and do not miss any of them.
In order to do this, I switch up activities often, and I find people to work out with. This keeps me inspired and motivated. Second, I do things outside of my exercise regimen that find me getting that extra activity in each day. For instance, I take a walk after dinner with my husband.
Now, this is enjoyable and our alone time, but it's also exercise as well. Another example is when I take the stairs when coming back to my condo.
I live on the 7th floor, and that gives me a little extra workout a few times each day. I actually enjoy it because I know I am working towards my weight loss goals.
You see, it's very important that you make those little decisions that can aid in your weight loss.
Each small decision builds on another, and this means when it comes to the activities you do, the foods you eat, and just about everything you can dream up. If you really think about it, there are so many opportunities to impact your weight loss in a positive way each day.
I also like to do a little juicing. My favorite breakfast used to be biscuits and gravy. Sure I have the less fat option of this breakfast from time to time, but I have to really think about what I'm eating.
I have really gotten into juicing for breakfast. I can have a delicious smoothie that provides me with all the nutrients I need to jump start my day.
One of the worst things you can do when trying to lose weight is to eat too late in the day. It's worse than skipping breakfast.
I found myself a few times eating too late at night, and it felt like it took days to get myself back on track. You see, your digestion doesn't get a chance to do its thing properly.
One other thing I like to do is to enjoy cooking. Sure, I don't have the time sometimes, but I sure do like to try. For instance, I'll look up recipes online that provide a way to eat my favorite foods with less calories and fat.
You think I'm going to go without eating chocolate? I make my chocolate recipes, and I find ways to eat just about everything I like from time to time.
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Leading Exercise Ball Will Define Your Body
Today we have more options than ever before when it comes to our exercise routine. We can do Yoga, Pilates, aerobics, weight training, and balance work.
The latter is accomplished with the help of an exercise ball.
The leading exercise ball is usually referred to as a Swiss ball.
These balls were invented in Switzerland to be used in therapy. That therapeutic benefit can help you achieve greater results with your workouts too.
These balls can have a huge impact on your workout since they force you to use virtually all the muscles in your body. When you sit on a round object, it will tend to roll. You will have to use your muscles to compensate for that tendency and keep the ball still.
You will be using muscles that are virtually impossible to work and target with any other form of exercise. That is one of the main reasons people like to use exercise balls, they amp up any routine since you will be using more muscles just to keep the ball stable.
Another great reason to use an exercise ball is if you are just getting into shape or are recovering from an injury. A friend of mine has bad knees so our fitness instructor helped her modify her entire workout so she could be seated on the ball and take the stress off of her knees.
That way she can still workout, and continue to lose weight, without having to worry about putting a lot of weight and stress on her knees...the best of both worlds!
A good exercise ball is very flexible, yet strong. It will give a little when you sit on it but it shouldn't give too much. You can add air to it to make it a little more firm. You will need to find the right ball for your size and your particular workout.
Some workouts will require you to have a bigger ball. The balls range in size from 45 -75 cm. Most sporting good or department stores will carry them.
Keep in mind when you're first starting out that the use of an exercise ball tends to increase the intensity of the workouts that you do, so you will want to start slowly at first.
You don't want to strain your muscles to the point where you can't work out for a while.
It is also important to be careful what exercises you do in the beginning because you don't want to lose your balance and hurt yourself. Make sure you have enough room around you and the ball so if you do lose your balance you don't topple down a staircase or fall into a sharp corner.
You should also avoid lifting weights on the ball until you have a better idea of how well you can maintain your balance.
When it comes to getting, or staying, in shape using the leading exercise ball can help improve the effectiveness of your workout as well as your balance.
These things all add up to helping you sculpt the body you've always wanted more quickly than you could without the use of a ball.
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