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Here are some weight loss tips to kick you off this winter. I always remind my clients in winter that summer bodies are made in winter. I suppose it is a way to explain that for most people weight loss is a 6 month journey.

If you are serious about losing weight you need to have a plan how you are going to achieve it. If you don’t have a personal trainer to keep you on track and motivated here are some Weight Loss tips to keep you motivated to achieve your goal.

Visualization of Why. 
The reasons you choose to lose weight are varied, from a special event like a wedding or holiday, health reasons, to be more active in your kids life or to feel better about yourself. Visualization reminders are a great way to keep you focused on what you want to achieve. Create a vision board with images of that summer holiday or place inspirational quotes on the fridge, bathroom or computer screen. Keeping the reason why at top of mind will help you keep focused.

SMART GOALS
Having measurable markers along the journey is critical in keeping focused. While it is great to say I am going to lose 10kgs, if it is unrealistic it will zap you of your motivation. Many clients come to us with a goal to lose weight for a wedding etc. As personal trainers we will convert this into SMART goals.

– Specific
– Measurable
– Achievable
– Relevant
– Timely

For example we would convert the basic goal of losing weight to ” I want to lose 10kg in 24 weeks so I can look and feel great for my daughters wedding.”

Incremental Steps
Once you have identified the end goal next step is to workout how to get there. Personal trainers are highly qualified in this area, understanding the basic steps of energy in energy out to lose weight. If you don’t have a personal trainer you can get by help using online tools such as Myfitnesspal app to help you track calories and log activities.

Start with set a plan to do some regular activity each week, set time aside each week ie 2 to 3 exercise sessions per week. This could be as simple as going for a morning walk for 20 min twice a week or swimming or evening running. Increasing your current exercise activities and reviewing your calorie intake with a plan to increase over time.

Record The Results

Keeping track of your result provides immediate feedback on how you are going. There is nothing more motivating than seeing results, however it also can help in managing the set backs so you can get things back on track.

Celebrate the Wins

Now I am not saying go out and have a big celebrational dinner,  however if you do not acknowledge your accomplishments its easy to lose motivation. For example it might be new training shoes, netflix movie or a massage.

If need more weight loss tips or are lacking motivation please do not to contact a Fitness Inside Out personal trainer to help you.

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