Losing Weight CAN Be Fun!
I know it sounds ridiculous to say that losing weight can be fun, but it’s all in the way you look at and approach it. One of the biggest reasons people fail at losing weight is because they go into it with a negative attitude. If you think about what you are going to GAIN by losing weight…fitting into that dress you have been eyeing at the department store, fitting into those jeans you never thought you would fit into, looking incredible at your class reunion…you would head into your weight loss program with a happy and positive attitude and are more likely to succeed!
You should also think of things that you love to do and have them become a part of your weight loss routine. For instance, if you love to walk, jog, swim…do it! It’s great exercise and will really put you ahead of the game.
Don’t worry about what other people think about your jogging, or what your fat friends will say when you order grilled chicken for lunch. You know why you shouldn’t worry? Because it’s your body! Let them laugh. You can laugh with them or laugh back at them. Either way, you’ll get the last laugh and that’s the best kind.
Alright, let’s face it, you probably already like to eat, otherwise you wouldn’t have to be looking for ways to lose weight. This is just a guess, but what you probably don’t enjoy is eating more of the right foods and less of the not-so-good ones. You can give the good foods funny names, and vice-versa. You’re not eating broccoli, you’re eating “goody goody mini-greens”. And it’s no longer a doughnut, now that you call it a “sweetened lard bombs”. Go ahead, be creative.
Also, don’t deprive yourself. You can still eat all of the foods you enjoy, just not as much. If you try to cut them out all together, that wouldn’t be any fun at all. Instead you would be focusing on the deprivation and bury your head into a half-gallon of ice cream as soon as your willpower wavered. But when you eat a little of the things you like, there’s no need for willpower at all.
When it comes to exercising to lose weight the main key is to do something you enjoy doing. Just get moving. You don’t have to go for a three-mile jog or lift weights in the gym (unless you want to). Get out in the garden, go for a walk, toss the Frisbee around, go swimming…any extra activity that appeals to you will burn off extra calories.
Finally, as you do these things more, it will get to be even more fun as you do them. And seeing the results is makes it even more worthwhile. So, don’t let others tell you that losing weight is hard. You know better, you now know just how fun it can be.