Weight loss are those two words which most people dread, the loss of junk food, the banning of snacking and it means actually doing exercise *groans*. Me being me, hated doing all form of exercise until I joined the gym and I am constantly trying to find new fun ways to make weight loss interesting and keep me motivated with it at the same time. I thought I'd share with you a few tips with how I keep weight loss fun for me and I hope it helps you too.
This is one of my biggest motivations, everytime I loose a significant amount of weight e.g. drop a dress size, or loose a stone I treat myself to some new gym related clothes/shoes. My latest one was this beautiful pair of trainers which are from JD Sports and keep me motivated to go to the gym as I love to wear them! I also like to treat myself to some new work out clothes when I am feeling out of love with the gym as it instantly makes me fall back in love.
There are so many different apps there which help with weight loss whether it be a calorie counting one like My Fitness Pal or an exercise app like Fitstar which helps plan work outs in the comfort of your own home, and is perfect for those who don't have the money/time/accessibility of a gym. Dependant on what you are looking to do there is most probably an app which suits that.
Recently I was speaking to my friend Chantel on twitter about my portion sizes and she pointed me in the direction of these cool measuring tools for spaghetti, spaghetti is one I always struggle to get the portion sizes right, from unicorns to a horse it gives you portion sizes for your gender and for a 'extra large portion' if you are interested in getting one of these in your life you can do from Amazon.
It's sounds really lame, but keeping track of the weight loss on your wall with bright colours keeps people going, seeing a reminder of how much you've lost and using pics to show yourself how far you've come, with weekly size reminders of places where you've lost weight and where you need to work on always keeps me on track as well using pics of people who I find inspiring and it reminds you, you can do it!