How to Lose the First Five—and the Last Five—Pounds
A top fitness expert shows you how to have a good beginning and a great ending!
There’s lot of info out there on both kick-starting weight loss and losing those stubborn last five pounds. A lot of the information for both is the same: Eat less and exercise more, change up or add to your exercise routine, examine your diet, cut out unnecessary calories and fats, and write down or track your progress. Now I am not saying that this isn’t mechanically how you lose 5 pounds. In fact – it is exactly what you need to do to lose five or fifty pounds.
But how many of us find ourselves just not doing it? And what good are the suggestions if we don’t follow them? Before any of us will do anything, we need to be motivated—and that applies to everything from brushing our teeth, to going to work, to working out.
With weight loss, you have to be more annoyed with weighing what you do than tempted by eating poorly, eating too much, or not following through with your workouts. Here are some tips to help you get and stay motivated:
Get in touch with your triggers. We all have some trigger that gets us upset, inspired or otherwise motivated. It may be a health issue, a big event, a comment that someone made, or just feeling plain tired of being unhappy with how you look and feel. Whatever it is, get in touch with that and remember it as you’re powering through your workout.