A great weight loss motivation tip is to make sure that you get biofeedback on your progress. Yes, that means weighing yourself daily at the same time of day without your shoes or heavy clothes on. Daily weights are one way to keep you on track and aware of your progress. People need motivation to keep going. Even if you have setbacks, at least you know where you stand and can start anew that day. But weighing yourself daily is only one strategy for using biofeedback effectively. Research has shown that people who get involved in monitoring and recording what goes on with their body stick with their program better than people who don’t. Simple as that.
Another tip for losing weight is to keep track of your activity levels with a simple pedometer. It will count the number of steps (or miles) or walk every day. Experts tell you that the average American probably takes around 2,000 steps per day. Get a pedometer and find out what you are doing. You can gradually expand the steps you take by parking a little farther away from the store or office in the parking lot and taking the stairs instead of the elevator or escalator when you are going up and down a flight or two. Take a good look at your dog – is he or she getting fat and lazy? Get out there and take Max or Fido or Rover on a good walk every day or two, even if you already have a backyard where they can go to do their thing. This is important exercise — simple walking — that will help improve your overall health and fitness.
Walking requires no special equipment and it can really help. The pedometer will urge you on to beat yourself gradually, day by day.
Then, to push yourself up an electronic notch, check out a more sophisticated, but easy to use personal-trainer-in-your-pocket. This slick device, the Striiv, is a cool advance over the plain pedometer.
Here’s a review from “Lori” that tells you a lot — “Striiv really has something from everyone. If you need motivation to get up and exercise, this is for you. If you like to play computer games, this is for you. If you just want to keep track of how many steps you walk, miles you walk/run or calories you burn, this is for you…” She goes on to talk about the ability to monitor your energy utilization (and support a charity as a great side benefit!). You can learn more about the Striiv device by clicking here.