How many times in your life have you said you would like to be or do something and that was as far as it went? You may have said something like this: I want to be a writer. I want to be a dancer. I want to be an awesome chef. You said it, but that was as far as it went.

Before you began the journey to losing weight and having a healthy lifestyle you may have said things like this: I would like to be thinner. I would like to weigh less. I would like to lose 10 pounds. I would like to be able to play softball. If you want to be any of these things, then you have to start doing what is takes to get you there.

So what is it that you want to be and what do you have do start moving you towards your goal?

If you want to be a healthier weight, then find a diet plan that works for you. There are so many diet books out there and they all work. You need to take the time to find the one that fits your lifestyle and your cooking abilities. Find a diet to get you started. If you have a lot of weigh to lose you may want to switch to a different program to keep things interesting. You could start off your weight loss program with Richard Simmons and switch to the Biggest Loser a few months down the road.

You have to start doing what it takes to be at a healthy weight.

Don’t forget to consult with your doctor about which weight loss program would be the best for you.

You want to be thinner. Putting exercise into your daily routine will get you there.

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Not only do you have to change your eating habits, you have to put exercise into your program. If you just change the way you eat, you will lose weight, but exercise will help you develop the body that you want.

You need to lift weights to create a slender look. You also need to lift weights to give you a defined look. Exercise will also help tighten up the skin as you lose weight.

You will need to improve on your aerobic abilities, so you must start doing aerobic exercise.

Exercise routines can become stale. Your body can adapt to the exercise routine after a couple of weeks. My best advice for you with exercise, is to change your workout program every 14 to 21 days.

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By changing your workouts you will see more dramatic changes in your body. For example, if you are using free weights and you are working sets and reps, after two weeks switch to a kettle bell workout. This will exercise the muscles in a different way and this will keep your body from becoming use to the exercise routine and slow down the weight loss process.

Consult with your doctor about what type of exercise would be good for you before you begin an exercise routine.

A Cranky Tip!

Find exercise and activities that are fun for you! Don’t do exercises that you do not like. I don’t like jumping jacks or burpees, so I don’t do them. As you lose weight new exercise routines will become easier for you and more enjoyable. Get outdoors! Activities like riding a bike or going for a walk may be the perfect exercise for you.

Question: What is in your way of you reaching your goal? Please leave your comment below.

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