When Hard Work Pays OffPosted: Mar 25 in Weight Loss Blog by Staff
Consider the feeling that you get when you see the results of your hard work. Picture yourself painting a room in your home. You spend the entire day covering every inch of the walls, and then at the end of the day you sit back and you see how amazing it looks. You love the color, and the room looks so much better. It suddenly is okay that you spent your entire day working on this one task, and that there is so much to clean up. It is worth it because you can see the results and you feel empowered by them.
It is highly rewarding and encouraging to see your hard work pay off. Whether it is at the workplace or in your home, seeing your hard work turn into something new and beautiful is empowering, and encourages you to keep trying with whatever you’ve been working on.
This experience will hit you ten-fold when you begin to see your weight loss results pay off. But unlike a freshly painted room, you can’t see the before and after in two simple snapshots from the beginning and end of a day. Seeing the benefits of your weight loss program is the most empowering experience; one that will encourage you to continue pushing down the path of this healthy lifestyle.
Seeking the Benefits
Exercise is a core component of any healthy weight loss plan, yet many people get discouraged early on when they don’t feel that their exercise routine is producing results. Exercise takes a lot of time and effort, and when you don’t feel like it is making any sort of difference it can be hard to stay motivated to keep it up. However, just because you aren’t seeing physical results right away, that doesn’t mean the results aren’t there!
The benefits of exercise aren’t always plain to see, but they are there. For example, exercise helps your whole body with improved health.
- Cardiovascular activities like walking, cycling or swimming helps to improve blood circulation, which improves heart health, cholesterol levels and blood pressure.
- Lifting light weights improves muscle mass, which improves strength. However, none of these benefits happen overnight.
To really see the benefits of your exercise program, you may need to stop looking at the scale or in the mirror every day. Exercise does a lot more for improving how you feel, and overtime can have a huge impact on how you look and weigh, as well.
So before you give up on your exercise routine, consider changing how you are tracking the potential benefits. Keep a log of your workouts and how you feel, emotionally and physically. Exercise can help to naturally improve your energy levels and can offer improvements to your mental and emotional health after weight loss surgery. Try finding an exercise routine that you enjoy and commit to it. The longer you keep it up, the more plain the benefits will become.