How Long Will It Take For Exercise Results?
With the permission of my client, I share the following:
Dear Cathy, I’ve been exercising for what seems like forever. How long do I have to exercise to lose weight? What are the results from exercising? ~Client
First, consider changing what you’re doing from “exercise” to “moving” and being “active”. For many of us, “exercise” is something we had to do and hated it. That’s why people join gyms or begin vigorous programs and quickly quit. I do love to move and be physically active. Yes, it is essentially the same thing. Exercise seems like drudgery and being active is more like play and something I like to do. Being active is a “get to” rather than a “have to” of exercise.
Let’s look at your motivation and reason for being active. The slightest amount of daily movement will make you feel great. You’ll enjoy the instant results of feeling good, your mind will clear, and your mood will improve along with your enhanced self-esteem. All you need to do is get off the couch, take some deep breaths and take a walk. You’ll feel better after you finish. So good, in fact, that you’ll want to repeat the pleasure again and again.
The joy and feel good feelings from physical activity are contagious. Now, after many years, I enjoy moving and being active. It makes a huge difference in my life. Look beyond weight loss to the immeasurable physical and emotional benefits of being active. Weight loss will come naturally as you develop the habit of physical activity and the joy it brings to your life.
Believe In Yourself,
Cathy, Certified Life Coach
Weight Loss Surgery Coach