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Who said you can’t have fun losing weight?  Not me.  Burn fat and lose weight without being bored to death.   Workout hard but be smarter and more efficient. Too many marathon workout sessions will take the joy out of workouts–and break down your body with injuries.

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I refuse to do any workouts that I don’t enjoy! Life has too many unpleasant things that can happen in a day. My workouts will be fun. There’s plenty of exercises to choose from.

You are more likely to stay with your exercise program if you pick exercises that you enjoy. Be creative burning fat and losing weight. If you dread your workouts, then you will quit sooner rather than later.

Even when you enjoy your exercise program, you may feel like quitting at different points in time. There will be setbacks and failures along the way. If you commit to the fit lifestyle first and persevere, you will reach your goals with the right guidance.

Remember, intense workouts will give you better and faster results. For instance, strength circuits are a tried and true method to burn more fat, increase strength/endurance and improve heart health.

Although a slow metabolism is not the major cause of weight gain (too many daily calorie surpluses causes weight gain), you can burn more calories during the day and at rest by speeding up your metabolism. Don’t let your metabolism get sluggish or slow down. The number one reason that womens’ metabolisms slow down is loss of muscle mass. Build and save your muscle mass with short, effective strength and interval cardio workouts.

Muscle tissue is the most metabolically active tissue in your body. Your body has to work harder to maintain muscle mass. So, muscle mass is your top fat-burning tool. Work hard to build and maintain your body.

Check out this comment from my friend Corey (follow her at See Corey Run) also known as Cyberpenguin. She loves to run. So, guess what? She runs for exercise and to get ready for races. And, she will run you into the ground! Corey also regularly lifts weights to keep her body lean and mean.

Hi Mark,

Thank you so much for writing this article! We need more people like yourself, who are strong advocates of moderate, natural, & credible approaches to fitness & nutrition!

Of course, you are absolutely correct that taking superficial shortcuts won’t give us long-lasting health/fitness. Taking this path is almost always counter-productive!

I think the larger issue is that people get so focused on obtaining results by any means necessary, that they forget to enjoy the process itself.

While health & fitness are undoubtedly important, I think that the means are just as important as the ends. It’s so important to find the fun in fitness; yes, it takes effort, but too often people treat the activity like it’s some form of corporal punishment. 😉 It doesn’t have to be that way!

It’s ultimately more effective to retrain our brains, refocus our energies, & start thinking about fitness & health in more productive & sensible ways.

Bravo!

-C

Enough said! Now, go have fun and shape your body! Train hard and smart!

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Mark is a Lifestyle Weight Management Specialist and since 2006 has owned Her Fitness Hut, My Fitness Hut, Sports Fitness Hut and Your Fitness University.

Mark has helped thousands of clients and readers make lifestyle changes that lead to better long-term health, which includes acceptable body fat and ideal body weight.He does not recommend fad diets, quick weight loss gimmicks, starvation diets, weight loss pills, fat burner supplements and the like.
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