Nervious energy good for you?
There was a story documenting the activities of 2 male flat mates. One was overweight and the other was slim. Both seem to lead very similar lifestyles and ate almost the same foods.
Quite baffling, until they followed them with cameras. For example when the slim guy was talking on the phone, he was pacing up and down the floor whilst the fatter guy slobbed on the couch when on the phone. The slim guy would be cleaning as he went while cooking and the fat guy just put it in the oven and back to the couch. These scenarios were repeated with most things they did. It seemed the slim guy was full of nervous energy, burning up calories all the time.
Just goes to show that ANY kind of movement burns off the calories. You need not go into a frenzy of exercise.
What is weight loss motivation?
Motivation is a word that is used commonly but rarely questioned. Where weight loss is concerned, the motivation is obvious: living a longer healthier life. We all have a desire to live a long and healthy life: this is our motive.
But motivation is also used to describe a mental state. You might hear some say that they just don’t feel motivated to work out today. It doesn’t mean of course that the person is rejecting the opportunity of a long and healthy life.
This is a short-term negative mental state. They know that by not working out today, it will not have any immediate detrimental effects on them. However if they were told that they would DIE tomorrow if they didn’t work out today, you wouldn’t see their heels for dust!
The point here is that you will not see immediate results from either dieting or exercise and lack of motivation begins to slowly creep in. We have come used to immediate results in our modern day life. Instant results on your computer when you click a button or when you change the tv channels. Weight Loss is just not instant and I think it never will be. It will continue to be a battle until the new way of life becomes the NORMAL way of life!
When you cross that bridge to the healthy side of life with all the help you can get, that bridge can collapse and plunge into the ravine, and you won’t care because you weren’t going back there anyway!