While the majority of obese people desire to lose weight and regain their normal body size, the crux of the matter is that most of them fear exercising, and that is why only a few of them take the exercise approach. One thing that is for sure, however, is that failure to exercise only makes things worse, perpetuating the obese cycle. And while most people with obesity start out with passion, this passion for exercise fades with time, and they eventually find themselves back to square one. Here are some success tips for applying to ensure your obese exercise program works, no matter how heavy you are.
Start small: How often have you heard of the saying, Rome was not built in a day? It took centuries, at least. And yes, you cannot start big when you want to succeed in your workout program. If walking is part of your exercise program, for instance, you cannot begin with a one-hour walk; you may get frustrated for nothing. Starting out with 10 minutes would just be enough. As time goes, you can increase that to 15 min, 20 min, 30 min, and so on, until you get to your desired level.
Get a workout coach: Some people find it difficult to stick to their workout schedule, especially if they are doing everything by themselves. After all, you won’t have questions to answer just because you did not turn up for a workout session. With the help of a coach, you will be able to stick to your workout timetable, given that he will be the one to plan everything, including time and the nature of the exercise. A coach also knows the right activity to do and how to do it.
Work on your diet: While exercises play a crucial role in weight loss, what you eat complements your workout program for the best results. You will want to significantly cut down on certain foods, including those which are high in calories.
Work in a group: Exercises involve pain, and that’s why if you’re working out without feeling any pain, then that may be equivalent to pushing a concrete wall i.e., doing no work at all. That is why most people start, but only a few pursue their workout programs to the end. Thus, it is good to make it fun, and one way you can do that is to work out in a group. Here, you get to share your experiences and encourage one another.