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A good way to lose weight and keep the motivation

Allright, I'm tired of this. I keep saying "I'll do more exercises and eat better" but after few days I keep going back at the "usual" life of eating lot of junk and barely moving. (moving at work doesn't count IMO)
So, is there a good way to stay motivated for both eating healtier and doing exercises? I tried many diets, both from the web and from specialists, the but I didn't lost enough. I should lose around 30-40kg to be on my "perfect weight".
thepersistentpanda · 31-35, M
I did it by breaking the exercise up throughout the day. Rather than working out until I was exhausted, I'd get up and do 10 squats or push-ups, sit back down for an hour, and then get back up and do 10 more. Just started doing more reps as it became easier and it's been working pretty well!
Prodaki · 26-30, M
@Mrsbetweenfatandfit yeah, to improve the knee muscles I should do an exercise called "knee-to-elbow", she didn't suggested it presonally but said that I should do exerecises that makes me move the knees a lot
Prodaki · 26-30, M
@thepersistentpanda I guess I'll try that, but still I need to keep the motivation without having it disappear in a couple of days (as it usually does)
Mrsbetweenfatandfit · 26-30, F
@Prodaki yeah my husband’s surgeon said he’d lose more mobility without using it as much as he can
swirlie · 31-35, F
I've been an athlete and nutrition junkie for my whole life and I can tell you right now that you are actually too heavy to be doing the kind of exercising you are doing in a gym for the purpose of losing weight. It won't work.

If you want to lose weight, do just 4 things daily...

1) Give up ALL salt intake.
2) Give up ALL sugar intake.
3) Drink plenty of water daily to trick your body into releasing stored water.
4) Walk, don't run, for 30 minutes each day, preferably in the morning before you start your day.

Doing this faithfully, you will lose about 2kg per week.[/c]
Doomflower · 36-40, F
Motivation doesn't last. You need a dose of it every day!!!

I get it through my online feeds. Subscribe to fitness and nutrition blogs. My reddit feed is chock full of motivation and so is my pintrest and twitter. I have several fitness oriented youtube prople I like as well.

It has to be a priority and you have to want it like you want to breathe. I know it sounds obsessive but in my case I kinda have to be.
Prodaki · 26-30, M
@Doomflower ok this sounds fitting for me as well, I'll give it a try
DDonde · 31-35, M
Regarding weight loss, weighing myself frequently so I could see the progress (or lack of progress) I was making kept me motivated when I lost weight a few years ago.
Prodaki · 26-30, M
@DDonde really? The nutritionists told me to weight me only once a week and not daily
DDonde · 31-35, M
@Prodaki That makes sense because you'll get minor fluctuations in your weight from day to day that have nothing to do with weight loss. Once a week is okay too if that works for you.
Tminus6453 · M
The motivation has to be there from the start, in the long run you cant force yourself to do something you dont want to
Mrsbetweenfatandfit · 26-30, F
For me personally it’s been that each day adds up to better or worse.

So reminding myself that eating good today or working out today brings me one day closer to a healthier happier life.

17lbs down now

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