Motivational Tips for Loosing Weight

Canada
January 3, 2011 4:21pm CST
My new years resolution, as i'm sure is probably the most common one every year, is to loose weight, I'm planning on starting to return to the gym tomorrow, and start eating better, so i was looking for some motivational advice or tips anyone had to give to help me out and anyone else who has the same resolution and level of commitment.
8 responses
@_sketch_ (5746)
• United States
4 Jan 11
Well exercising is an important part of losing weight and the biggest excuses for not exercising, that I've noticed, are "I don't have the time" and "I'm too tired". So I think a good tip would be to exercise at the same time every day; set aside a time for exercising and make it part of your routine. Another thing I would suggest is to just remember that exercising actually gives you energy, so if you feel like you are too tired to exercise, it just means that you need to exercise. lol.
@_sketch_ (5746)
• United States
4 Jan 11
P.s. About the routine thing, I think that it is easier to get yourself to do something in the morning rather than later because it is easier to make excuses later in the day. If you just wake up and do something, you have less time to make excuses and think of reasons not to do it. Plus if you try to exercise after school or work, you will be worn out.
• Canada
4 Jan 11
thanks, well for me, a routine schedule wont work for me, i do shift work with my job, so the best times for me to go to the gym is when i'm off work, or working a day shift, i find when i'm working evenings i usually spend the morning cleaning my apartment and keeping myself busy, but i will have to try to stick in a workout session first thing in the morning, and then when i do overnights, well, thats a whole other story. When i work day shifts, i make an effort that as soon as i get off i go right to the gym, no going home, no pit stops, nothing, right to the gym for an hour and then go home and relax and go about my day.
@2004cqui (2816)
• United States
3 Jan 11
All I can tell you is the way you eat is a way of life. I grew up heavy. It took me 3 years to loose it. I kept it off from 17 years old to 25. I gained weight back after that. It took me 3 to loose it, from 40 years old to 43. I gained weight again until 2 years ago. I tipped the scales at 257 lbs for the first time in my life. I want to get back to 135. I'm almost there. I want to tell you the tortoise does win the race. I plateaued at 200 pounds for 4 months about a year ago. I still won. I now weight about 165. It takes time for your stomach to shrink on its own. For a full tilt meal think 2 cups vegies, 1 cup meat and 1 cup bread. Don't eliminate foods. It's the first thing you'll crave. Think small amounts of food 6 times a day. Do not guilt trip over splurging. The next meal you continue your goal. Tomorrow is a new day. New Years resolutions are hard to keep. This is not the new year you want to focus on, this is the new you. You will win. Stay the course because you can!
• Canada
4 Jan 11
I have always been a bit on the heavy side all my life, but it was never to the point of finding it hard to buy clothes, i am now the heaviest i'v ever been in my life, and it's making getting around a bit hard, i do a lot of sitting with my job, as i work at a desk at the hospital, but there can be a lot of walking involved some days, also i do shift work, so trying to keep a steady workout schedule is hard, and because so i dont have a gym partner, i dont have that extra push. For me doing laundry is a task, i live in a 4 story building on the top floor and the laundry room is on the bottom, just to go up 6 flights of stairs takes the energy and breath outta me, and it's getting to be a bit tiresome that i can't do my laundry without huffing and puffing up the stairs. I'm just finding it hard to stay focus on going to the gym, and eating right when i have so much going on in my life.
@2004cqui (2816)
• United States
4 Jan 11
That's why you are finding it hard to stay healthy. Rather than think about what you can't do, focus on what you can do. Keep at it and you will win. I can say I live in Minnesota so I can't go out and exercise. I am a cubical dweller. No one I know will go to the gym. Etc., etc., etc., I focus on healthy food and you have stairs right there in your apartment. You will succeed if only you focus on it. If you think of reasons you will be a failure, you will fail! Stop that!
@maezee (42049)
• United States
4 Jan 11
The only thing I can suggest is to give up soda, energy drinks, and sugary coffee drinks for black coffee and water. I lost 10 pounds in a couple of months and have kept it off just by cutting out mountain dew and Rock Star energy drinks (I was ADDICTED!). I haven't completely given up soda, I still have my once-a-day diet mountain dew, but I'm working on that one. I would definitely like to lose more, but that was an easy way to lose some weight quick.
• Canada
4 Jan 11
thanks, i dont drink much of that stuff, i've never had an energy drink, dont drink coffee, but i do drink a lot of hot chocolate lol, and i only have like 1 can of soda a day sometimes not even that, and i already drink lots of water
• Romania
4 Jan 11
The only tip for loosing weight properly is gym and healty food.You must have a good gym program , based on exercises you need.Another tip is to not check you weight every week.Check it once in a month.If you are loosing 4-5 kg in a month you are make a great job.More than 4-5 kg/month is bad for your healt.Don`t eat after 8 evening.
• Bulgaria
4 Jan 11
I think that in the internet space you can find a lot of article and publishments about loosing weight.In my opinion if you can find the best way for your body.That's mean you'll understand alone with which kind of diet and regime you feel good.Other general think is to be constant and tenacious.
• Philippines
4 Jan 11
jogging everyday! =^o^= or become a vegetarian.. LOLXD~
@creationhub (3070)
• Malaysia
4 Jan 11
Good for you to have such a motivation. I think I need to do something about it myself. Not that I am overweight but keeping the right body shape would definitely be a plus point in life. Yes, exercises have no substitute to keep fit. Eating habits is equally important. Thank you for the inspiration.
@buggles64 (2711)
• United States
3 Jan 11
The best advice I can give is to eat breakfast. It will help speed up your metabolism, and break the night time "fasting" period. Continue to eat every three hours, and drink a lot of water. it really dos help flush "toxins" out of the body. Make sure you are in a calorie deficit by 300-500 calories a day, and this will be individual according to your height, weight and metabolism. Exercise often, at least 30 minutes a day. Even walking at a steady continuous pace will work.