We’ll Help You Make Exercise a Way of Life
To achieve long-term weight loss success, exercise must become a part of your daily life. Reaching your goals will take an unwavering commitment to changing your life. Just remember that you are not alone – your weight loss team will help you develop an exercise routine and provide you with support and encouragement to be the best person you can be.
Importance of Exercise
With routine exercise comes structure and discipline and this, in turn, strengthens all areas of our lives. Without self-discipline we end up with chaos and dysfunction that will eventually be manifested in one or more areas of our life.
To begin the endeavor of incorporating exercise into your lifestyle, it is important to evaluate the type of lifestyle you lead. Many of us have hectic, fast-paced lifestyles that leave us with very little time for extracurricular activities. Set realistic goals as you design your exercise program. Be sure to incorporate strength and flexibility, as well as cardiovascular activities from the start. All three of these facets are keys to a well-rounded fitness program.
Begin your program only when you are able to commit to exercise on a regular basis. We all have obstacles that prevent us from committing. Working around those obstacles is just a matter of conviction and discipline. You will need to determine which time of the day best suits your schedule and lifestyle. Put aside one hour to accomplish the activity. This may mean waking up one hour earlier, although it does not necessarily mean you will be exercising for that length of time initially. But it is important to give yourself enough time so you are not rushed.
As the days and weeks progress, the structure you have defined for your exercise will slowly evolve into other avenues of your lifestyle. Exercise is a great source of mental cleansing from the stresses of the day and a great way just to get out and enjoy the fresh air.
It is important to understand that once you reach your weight loss goal, you must continue with your daily exercise routine. By making exercise a permanent part of your life, you can continue to keep the excess weight off and be healthier and happier for the rest of your days.