If you’re like most people who want to lose weight, you probably think that shedding a few kilos will help you feel better about yourself, and chances are you see exercise simply as something you need to do to accomplish that goal. Have you considered that this "necessary evil" type negative approach to exercise may actually be preventing you from feeling better about yourself RIGHT NOW; even before the number on the scale or reflection in the mirror matches up with your ideal.
A simple attitude adjustment may help you start feeling a lot more comfortable in your skin RIGHT NOW; and this, in turn, can make your weight loss journey a lot easier and more pleasant.
Start with these tips:
Make Friends With Your Body: Treat yourself as if you are already someone worthy of respect and good treatment. If that means “faking it until you make it,” then that is where you need to start.
Exercise For The Right Reasons. Take advantage of whatever gets you going; such as running, walking, tennis, basket ball, or cross training. It helps a lot, for example, to tell yourself that you are working out because it is GOOD FOR YOUR BODY and you want to take good care of your body. When you do that, you affirm that you and your body are friends, not enemies, and you open yourself up for healthy communication with your body, allowing it to tell you what you need. This will work much better than setting out to burn calories so you can get rid of all that ugly fat you can’t stand.
Make Exercise A Challenge & Record How You Respond. The simple act of setting personal performance goals and experiencing yourself achieve them can work miracles. Keep a diary where you record your exercise sessions, noting improvements in your capability and capacity. Hold competitions with yourself, trying to improve your results, and reward yourself when you succeed.
Have Fun With Exercise. he more exercise you can do in the form of sports, games and other activities, that are fun and rewarding themselves, the better. Be creative, turn some of these daily walks into roller blading, flying a kite, playing totem tennis, jumping on a trampoline, PhitMums-n-Bubs classes or PhitBox Boxing for fitness classes.