Fall in love with the gym or...
So if you don’t like the gym, then you need to find an athletic hobby. With our increasingly sedentary lifestyles we are burning less and less calories. In addition to eating a healthy diet with a caloric deficit, you also have to move more in order to lose a significant amount fat. It becomes very hard to lose fat by adjusting you nutrition alone especially if you have a sedentary lifestyle. Even if you workout 3-4 days a week, it can still be tough for those sitting at a desk all day.
Find your new athletic hobby
Here are some activities I have personally seen clients and friends take up and get amazing results:
- Mountain biking
- Running races
- Mixed martial arts training
- Rowing team
- Yard work, yes yard work.
- Joining a recreational team sport: soccer, basketball, hockey, etc.
So why are people so successful at fat loss with these activities?
From pure enjoyment or the will to improve they will:
- Trainer harder
- Train longer
- Train more often
This could be due to self-motivation or from being pushed by a coach. Either way, you are much more active than just doing minimal workouts in the gym a few times a week. Often people get hooked with one of these activities and results just happen. Soon this becomes a passionate hobby and the results that simply came with being active are now permanent.