The best weight-loss motivation

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Like the Olumia Life plan itself, finding the best weight-loss motivation requires a unified approach to a range of health issues. Weight loss involves leading a healthy lifestyle for real success. If you’re going to do that, you need to set yourself up for success, not failure. Mitigating stress, delays and having a plan will play a powerful force in how likely you are to stick to the activities you need to institute to meet your goals and maintain them for the long term.

Weight-loss motivation and the bad habit vacuum

Obviously, the first thing you need to do to lose weight is decide that you’re going to commit to it. In the beginning, you need to tough it out while you drop bad habits and make new, healthy ones. This replacement is key. A lot of people regress into old “diets” and lazy lifestyles if there isn’t something new to fill the void. Pack your gym bag, go shopping, plan your week. You need to minimize idle time. Plan out what you’re going to do; Olumia Life is designed to help. The Olumia Life app and website,offer lots of great activities and meals you can have. You’ll get customized approaches to how often you need to exercise and detailed help with what exercises to do, how long and with how many repetitions to get the best results. With proven science and pragmatic, proven implementation, the Olumia Life plan offers an optimal way to get in shape and stay that way.

Long-term motivation through short-term achievements

Long-term success in weight loss will always be the most difficult by its very nature. Making lifestyle changes, then, is the only way to keep your diet from becoming just another “phase.” Celebrate the little successes you have rather than one big goal on a distant mountain top. Take video games, they don’t give you everything at once; you earn perks incrementally over time. This makes you more likely to continue playing. Olumia Life is all about leveling up, except your achievements affect much more than just your game character.

Stress and weight loss

Sometimes stress can actually motivate us to do good, like the stress of new work after a promotion. However, stress is a chronic problem for most of us; its effects can be severe, like heart disease and diabetes, and more is still being discovered. Rather than trying to shame or berating yourself into losing weight, which doesn’t work, you need to do what you can to minimize stress.

“Sleeping on it” is old advice but still effective. Sleep is a great way to relieve stress. Just think about the last time you want to bed after a long day. Did everything feel so terrible after you were well-rested? Maintaining proper sleep hygiene is a great way to keep yourself feeling fresh and ready to workout, so plan on getting about 7 hours every night. In fact, exercise itself is not only great for losing weight, it relieves stress as well. It’s therapeutic!

Diet is also important. You feel better when you feel better. That’s an important, if somewhat odd, phrase. However, the right diet will help with weight loss while keeping you motivated to continue, especially with the delicious meals you can find in the Olumia Life plan. Good diet, exercise and rest feed your motivation as much as they feed off of it. It’s a great cycle to get into. In fact, stress actually causes less trouble when you’re happier.

Buddy up

It may not be possible every day, but getting someone to workout with will benefit both of you. You’ll be more likely to go to the gym when you should, eat right and push yourself to do better. Plus, having a friend around makes everything more fun! Having fun isn’t required for long-term success, but it certainly makes it more enjoyable. Don’t worry if you don’t have a friend in the wings just waiting to train with you. Once you start going to the gym, you’ll find many folks there with similar interests. (You’re all there to get in better shape, right?) It’s usually not a problem to make some connections and at least have a gym buddy. In the end, the best weight-loss motivation is by not lying to yourself about your health and committing to improvement. It takes some work to get in shape. The last thing you want to do now is try to sugar-coat anything, so accept your personal challenge. You’ll be glad you did.

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