Not only can it be challenging for a lot of people to stick to a workout plan, but it’s also even more challenging when you’re trying to work out specifically for weight loss. A weight-loss fitness routine requires much more planning and effort if you’re seriously trying to burn fat.
Consistency is Key
When it comes to working out specifically to lose weight, you need to keep it up regularly throughout the week — every week. With weight loss, it’s more about how often you move rather than one intense or longer workout session.
For weight loss, you should aim to work out at least five times a week with consistent workouts, concentrating on the areas which you are aiming to lose weight from and tone up.
That being said, don’t overdo it. Spread out your workouts comfortably so that you’re not putting too much pressure on your body (and yourself) in a short space of time.
Change Up Your Routine
While it’s true that being consistent with your fitness is key, you shouldn’t aim to do the exact same exercise during every single work out. For better results, be sure to add some variety to work out various areas of your body. This avoids concentrating on only one specific area and offers a more well-rounded result — as well as ensuring that it doesn’t become too boring by doing the same work out every day.
Arrange Your Diet Along With Your Fitness Plan
No matter how much you keep up with your fitness plan, it’s not going to make a significant difference if your meal plan isn’t up to scratch. Your diet needs to complement your fitness routine, as well as being tailored for weight loss, too.
This means that having a good fitness plan doesn’t mean you can eat whatever you want, including a high amount of junk food, and then work out to lose weight. If you find that you are eating excessively and therefore working out excessively to try and purge what you’ve eaten, this can also be a symptom of an eating condition, for which you can seek bulimia inpatient treatment to return to good health.
Together, healthy eating and healthy fitness is the key to losing weight.
Move More Between Work Outs
Instead of concentrating only on set work out times, think about all the opportunities for more movement throughout the day. Especially if you have a job or lifestyle which sees you sat down a lot, regular movement and walking about is very important.
Take the stairs instead of the elevator, walk to the shops instead of driving or take a walk on your lunch — anything simple which adds to your movement and steps.
Choose the Right Exercises
Not all workouts are created equal. It’s important to know which exercises are going to best help you achieve your weight loss goal. While daily walks or runs are extremely beneficial, you may need extensive home or gym equipment to help you achieve your goals and work every muscle.
Achieving your health and fitness goals is a matter of the right approach and consistency. Setting some goals is one thing but working towards those goals consistently is another story.
These tips are a great place to start your fitness journey, though, this is by no means an end all and be all list. Be sure to check out our other tips and guides.
Best of luck achieving your goals!