We all have been there…you are doing good and those first couple of pounds seem to come off with ease. Then for one reason or another your interest seems to be fading and fading fast.
What is a person to do? You have worked too hard to just give up. This is where you need to change your "thinking" towards weight loss.
Make your workouts more fun!
Music is a great way to get yourself pumped up for a good workout. If you are going out for an evening run get yourself a nice iPod set to listen too. Never underestimate the power of music and what it can do for your fitness routine.
Add some cool dance routines to your workouts. Don't worry because you don't have to dance like Fred Astaire to get huge benefits from dancing. Most dances work your entire body and it's great if you are looking for a little change of pace.
Doing the same workout will yield the same results. This is one of the main reasons why people want to just throw in the towel and give up. Don't let that be you! If you are lifting the same weight every week…try adding 2 to 5 pounds each week or try to increase your repetition.
This keeps you from just getting totally bored with your workouts because you are feeling more challenged. That's the real key! Always be on the look out and also be open minded to try different exercises that you haven't tried before. You will also see results much quicker if you are constantly challenging the body.
Working out with a partner nay be good for you if you find yourself wanting to give up. You could help motivate each other and hold the other accountable for their actions. Some people just seem to stay motivated more when they have a workout partner.
If you are the type of person that needs a workout partner…by all means find one!
Have more specific goals
Most people start off with goals, but the problem is that the goals tend to be not that specific. Goals like "I want to lose 5 pounds" with no time frame. When you add a time frame it gives you something that's more measurable and it just gives you just gives you something to shoot for.
When you finally reach one of your goal don't just stop their…change it! Their is nothing like a good challenge to keep yourself going forward. Just think how hard it would be to loose weight without goals? These tips will surely help you when you want to throw in the towel and give up.