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To lose weight means to adopt healthy lifelong habits
Far too many people see weight loss as a temporary thing. They believe that losing weight is something you do for a couple of weeks or months then they can simply go back to doing whatever they were doing before. Sadly, that’s not the case. Weight loss can be a temporary thing, but most people don’t want to shed pounds then put them back on again unless it was something like for a movie role.
The reality is that people want to change their bodies, lose weight, then keep it off for good. To do this, you need to adopt lifelong healthy habits such as eating clean and sticking to your diet, or making exercise a regular part of your life and not something you do every other day. When you change your mindset and realise that these are changes that you need to maintain for the rest of your life, you’ll start moving away from the ridiculous one-hour intense exercise sessions and will find more ways to introduce more activity into your everyday tasks.
Don’t underestimate the power of motivation and inspiration
It’s also a good idea to remember that you need to be motivated and inspired if you want to lose weight. Don’t assume that your motivation is going to last a long time just because you really want to lose weight. You need to find something to look forward to for inspiration and you need to realise that your motivation plays a key part in this.
There are a couple of ways to do this. One would be to keep track of your progress and make small achievable goals to help you grow your fitness knowledge and gradually work towards your weight target. You could also seek inspiration on blogs that are made for fitness for dads or even work out with friends and family members. There are a number of great ways to stay motivated while losing weight but it does take a bit of experimentation if you want to get it right.
Above all else, be responsible for your actions
Responsibility is a huge part of what makes your weight loss successful. You need to take responsibility when you forget a workout or when you eat a little too much and go beyond your calorie limits. If you blame others for the reason why you haven’t lost much weight, then it’s going to be hard to stick to your long-term goals.