We have been saying it and saying it, but we found an article on Sheknows that says it too. You can lose weight for spring without doing anything drastic and without a fad diet plan. Here are some weight loss tips:
Find an activity you love
There's no better way to give yourself a post-winter boost than to get active in a way that doesn't feel like a burden. Before you sabotage your fitness goals with a humdrum workout routine, do some experimenting. Try a boot camp or a new class at your gym, or sign up for a sport you love but haven't played in a while. The more fun working out feels, the more motivated you'll be to burn calories.
Now that it's (finally) nice out, you have the option of moving your fitness routine outdoors — an excellent way to keep things interesting. Whether you start walking to work every day, take up running or join a coed sports league with a few friends, find a way to get some fresh air as you get fit. Being outdoors can often feel much less constricting than a gym, meaning you'll be more likely to feel better about whatever activity is on your workout schedule.
Get a workout buddy
Chances are you aren't the only one with springtime weight loss and fitness goals. Take a look at your friends and family whom you could see yourself working out with, and find out who else wants to get active. Working out with a friend even can go a long way toward keeping you on track. Decide on a weekly fitness class to attend together, meet up for a morning run, or go halves on a series of personal training sessions. Having a friend with similar goals to turn to for support can help keep you going when you start to lose motivation.
Spring clean cupboards
Getting to the gym and finding new ways to stay active are important, but burning extra calories is another factor at play when it comes to spring weight loss. What you eat (or don't eat) is equally important. If you want to put the focus on healthy eating, you need to take a closer look at what's inside your cupboards. Make a pile of anything that won't help your weight loss goals, such as snack cakes and packaged cookies, anything made from white flour, sodium-packed canned soups and processed goods, and anything you'll be tempted to eat an entire bag of. Replace the no-go items with healthier alternatives.
Focus on fresh ingredients
Once you've cleaned out your cupboards, it's time to turn to the fridge. The more your meals focus on fresh, colorful ingredients, the healthier and more conducive to weight loss they'll be. Find out when your local farmers market opens, and start trying out new recipes based on what ever's freshest when you go.
Setting a fitness goal for yourself is a great way to take your weight loss plan to the next level. It's one thing to say you want to lose 10 pounds by June, but quite another to sign up for a half-marathon you'll need to train for. Decide on something you really want to do that will require some training and commitment on your part, and then make it happen. When you have a goal that goes beyond numbers dropping on the scale, you'll be surprised at how much more motivated and excited you are about reaching that goal.
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