Pages Navigation Menu

Things to do in Orange County for OC Moms

Categories Navigation Menu

How To Bring The Fun Factor Into Your Weight Loss Journey

Are you tired of the foods you have been eating? Is the routine within your fitness routine driving you to distraction? If so, know that your weight loss journey doesn’t have to be a boring or unappealing one. As you choose what to eat and drink, and integrate exercise into your life, do what you can to add the fun factor. It is possible, we promise!

Exercising

Take a group fitness class

You don’t need to exercise alone when trying to lose weight. Find out what classes are available in your area and sign up for something. It could be a dance class, a Zumba class, or something associated with martial arts. Then there’s yoga to consider, or pilates, or any other type of fitness class that could be happening in your locale. With a group fitness class, you will have the opportunities to try activities that might excite you. You will also have the opportunity to mix with new people, and with the banter and competition they provide, they could also bring more fun into your life.

Mix up your diet

Your weight loss journey doesn’t have to begin with a plate of salad! There are all kinds of recipes you could consider, with all of the nutrient goodness that is essential for your diet plan. From barbecue turkey burgers to black bean and chicken chilaquiles, check out these delicious (and not at all boring) weight loss foods, for example. These diet shakes are also recommended if you’re looking for a low carbohydrate meal replacement, so add those to your food plan to add variety to your diet.

Get active…in a fun way

We aren’t saying walking isn’t fun, and we would never imply that running is boring either. However, if you are reluctant to put on your walking or training shoes because your motivation is low, do something that you know you will enjoy. You could go to the park with your kids and play games with them. You could also (when other parents aren’t watching) fool around on the monkey bars and other pieces of play equipment. And what about bike rides with your family? These are just some of the activities you take part in but do whatever you know you will enjoy. And talking of fun…

Work out with a video game

Your thumbs are the only parts of your body that can get a workout when playing video games. Today, there are hundreds of games that can aid your fitness journey. With motion-controlled sports games, dance and fitness games, and those games that are played with virtual reality headsets, look for those that can be played on your particular console at home. And if you don’t have a console? Well, why not pick one up. The Nintendo Wii is probably the best console for those looking for motion-controlled video games and it can be bought quite cheaply too. But have a look online and choose the console that has the games you might want to play. These are just a few of the video games that will make you break out in a sweat.

Listen to music

If working out in silence does it for you, then fine. But if you would rather break the quiet with something that motivates you to get into your workout groove, then play music. You can do this with whatever sound system you use at home, or you could pump music through your headphones if you’re at the gym or exercising in the great outdoors. Here are some workout songs you might want to add to your playlist so download those that get your feet moving.

Download a fitness app

There are apps for everything these days, so no matter what you are into, you are bound to find something you will enjoy. And when it comes to your weight loss journey, you owe it to yourself to download a fitness app or two. They can help you set goals, track your progress, and give you inspiration for new workout routines. Especially for those of you who need that extra motivation, an app is a fun way to give you what you need. Check out these fitness apps and then browse your phone’s app store for more.

So, here’s the thing. Many people give up on their weight loss journey because they get bored or lose motivation. Don’t let that happen to you! Do what you can to bring the fun factor in as you might hit your weight loss goals in no time!

Sign Up for Our Newsletter
Connect With Us


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *