There are three chief forms of exercise: aerobic exercise, such as running or biking; flexibility exercises, such as yoga and other forms of stretching; and strength training, like bodybuilding.
Aerobic and strength training will help you burn up the most calories. Since weight loss depends on either consuming less calories or burning more, it is best to focus on these primarily to guarantee your self motivation remains as you drop pounds.
Typically, thirty minutes of aerobic exercise three times a week is ideal. Increase the duration and frequency as you go along.
But many people whose self-motivation has encouraged them to begin an exercise for weight loss program overlook the importance of strength training. Aerobic exercise burns more calories in the beginning, but lifting weights increases muscle mass, and muscle burns more calories than fat. A pound of muscle burns 35 calories per day to function at rest; a pound of fat burns just two calories for the same function.
The fitness consensus used to tell us that to “build” muscle, you should perform fewer reps (3-5) at higher weights, and to simply “tone,” higher reps (12-15) at lower weights was best. But there’s no such thing as “toning.” Definition that comes with what’s incorrectly called toning results because you have lost the layer of fat covering muscle, making it more visible. The size of the muscle underneath depends on how actively you train.
You must “tear down” the muscle so it can rebuild itself afterward. In fact, you do not create muscle while working out but you do in the days after when the muscle is “resting.” The broad rule for strength training is beginning with three sets of 8-12 reps at a weight that leaves you almost incapable of completing the entire set. Then, rest for 30-60 seconds before beginning your next set.
Don’t be disappointed if you’re unable to complete all of the reps on every set. In fact, use that to determine when to add weight. If you are finishing each set without any muscle strain, you will want to add weight.
Self motivation compelled you to begin your routine, but most have trouble maintaining the pace. It helps to know that the source of our motivations is a belief. Consider it: If you didn’t believe the gnawing sensation in your stomach meant you were hungry, you would not feel motivated to eat.
Understanding what ideas motivate you is key to losing weight, because when you feel powerfully motivated, you will exercise without fail. NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is a form of self hypnosis. And there are NLP methods that can build exercise motivation because, over time, desire to exercise for weight loss alone likely will not be enough to keep you working out. Hypnosis for exercise motivation therapy can help.
Your initial task is identifying the most important things in your life. We call these things your highly valued criteria. Highly valued criteria are usually intangibles: money would not be highly valued criteria, but the freedom, security or fun that money can bring would be.
Next, establish what you need to believe to feel motivated to exercise. It is important to keep in mind that logic has nothing to do with belief. Things do not have to be logical to believe them. You may realize you already have a belief that opposes this new idea. That’s okay.
While understanding what motivates us is important, hypnosis exercise motivation therapy can put these ideas to work by ensuring self motivation persists. Hypnosis for motivation does this by changing the computer codes in your brain, so you believe ideas that motivate you.
Belief systems are based in our unconscious, which is like a computer. Computers do not have the ability to reason. The input controls the output. The methods used in exercise hypnosis motivation therapy can make you believe nearly anything, as long as you are willing to believe.
You begin by creating an image in your mind that illustrates something you already believe, such as, “I love my children.” Then you learn to calibrate the elements or ‘Submodalities’ of that mental belief picture.
Next, you make a mental movie that illustrates your motivational idea. Let’s say your motivational idea is, “If I exercise, then I’ll look great and my marriage will improve.” Then you learn how to modify the Submodalities of this mental image to correspond with the Submodalities in your calibrated belief picture. Conversely, if a belief is holding you back, the same technique can change that belief to doubt.
Hypnotherapy for motivation that incorporates NLP can provide you with something of an internal personal motivator. Using an exercise hypnosis motivation program ensures that the enthusiasm you began with persists until reaching your objective, and then helps you maintain that objective.