Keeping to a daily workout routine to get fit is an important part of your weight loss plan. It is important to exercise for at least 30 minutes 4 to 5 days a week.
If a gym isn’t your speed, a great way to get the exercise you need is to join a group that is doing an activity you like. There are teams that are dedicated to bowling, walking, golfing or even softball. It can even widen your social circle and help you make new friends.
Do What Works for You
Losing weight is always easiest when you do what works well for you. If you are an early riser, scheduling your daily workout routine in the morning may be ideal. On the other hand, night owls will probably prefer to exercise in the evenings.
When motivation is lacking for working out, it is very hard to keep it up and meet your weight loss goals. You’ll find it’s a lot easier to lose weight when you enjoy your daily workout routine.
Keep up motivation by keeping track of your activity levels every day. Buy and use an activity tracker to gauge how many steps you are take every day. A good goal is to walk 10,000 steps every day. Evan an inactive person still walks approximately 3,000 steps daily. Use your activity tracker to determine how many steps you currently take and make walking 10,000 steps (about 5 miles) a goal to work towards.
The simple act of walking is a very good daily workout routine. It does double duty for your blood flowing and your appetite smaller. Walk at a pace where you can still speak normally (without gasping for breath) and keep it up for at least 30 minutes at least 4 to 5 days a week.
Plan Each Meal
Plan meals ahead of time. This will prevent you from making rash last minute meal decisions. Make certain you keep up with your meal plans. You can swap your days around if you would like, but you should not replace a healthy meal with a fast-food substitute.
Draw up a shopping list containing only healthy foods based on your weekly meal plan. When you are at the store buy only the foods needed for those meals. No junk food! Stay to the periphery of the store as much as possible as this where the fresh fruits, vegetables, and meats are. The center isles are for processed foods and should be avoided whenever possible.
Weight loss can even be broken down mathematically. A pound consisting of human fat is roughly 3500 calories. So, to lose a pound in a week a combination of diet and daily workout routine needs to burn off 500 more calories than you take in.