Weight Loss by Design
The dreaded ‘E’ word.
Hello, Margaret here. Many of our clients who are starting out on our weight-loss programme are either reluctant to exercise or it may be that their mobility or size prohibits them from going to the gym or that they have no motivation to get their bodies moving. Of course they all know that exercise is a necessary component in burning fat off and losing weight.
If you feel that way, take things one step at a time. Pedometers can be great tools for building up the number of steps taken in a day. One client of ours was advised by his doctor that the gym was out of the question. He was embarrassed by his size and didn’t wish to go swimming. Using a pedometer, he logged daily how many steps he was taking. He went from just over 3 thousand per day at the start to over ten thousand in the matter of a few weeks. He reported an elevated mood, a boost of motivation to really lose weight and keep it off this time and higher levels of self-confidence.
Every action that you take is another step, however small or insignificant it may appear to you. At Weight Loss by Design, we encourage clients to be creative and find ways that they ‘can do’. A plane going from London to New York does not go in a straight line it goes away and then back on track.
Building muscle via exercise is a great tool in weight loss as it will boost your metabolic rate.
An idea – take some time to brainstorm how you could start moving your body daily. Would it be taking more trips up the stairs, sitting in the chair using a resistance band, getting a friend to go for a walk?
Do please share your successes with us and you may well spur others on too.
Best wishes from
Margaret @ Weight Loss by Desire