The motivation to lose weight is a good start off point to achieving it. Actually doing it is another story. What you should keep reminding yourself when you want to lose 30 pounds is that you have to focus on it not just for now but in the long run. If you do not see significant weight loss in a month, that's not reason enough to stop. In fact, losing 30 pounds in a month needs medical guidance and it's not really a healthy way to do that.
The best way to lose the pounds is pick the right exercise. Our body needs time to adjust to your new physical regimen so in a week or two, it is just preparing your body to lose pounds. If you lose 2 pounds in a month by combining exercise with a healthy diet, then you are doing well. Remember, it takes 30 days for a new habit to form. Exercise is probably one of the hardest ones besides saving money. If you mess up, start over again until you get it down.
Cardio exercises are essential in losing overall body fat. If you're 30 pounds heavier, this is important. You need to lose proportionately. There are many cardio exercises to choose from.
Here are the top ten exercises to burn calories and fat:
- step aerobics
- cross country skiing
- cycling (both indoor and outdoor are good for you)
- rock climbing
Swimming is a good choice if you want a low impact exercise that brings about high calorie burning effect. 30 minutes a day is enough to get you started. But the choice is still yours. Choose an exercise program that you enjoy most so you will look forward in doing it regularly.