Motivation Hypnosis For Weight Loss And Exercise
Have you been thinking about start an exercise program to lose weight? For many, committing to their own fitness is the hardest aspect. This article reveals the best exercises for weight loss, and includes information about how to build the motivation to adhere to your new exercise routine.
If you've made the difficult decision to take off some weight - congratulations! For many people, committing to their own well-being is the hardest aspect. But despite self-motivation, many people discover they do not know what exercises to incorporate for rapid weight loss.
There are three major types of exercise: aerobic exercise, such as biking or running; flexibility exercises, such as yoga and other forms of stretching; and strength training, like resistance exercises and weight lifting.
Aerobic and strength training will help you use the most calories. Since losing weight is dependent on either taking in less calories or burning more, it is best to concentrate on these in the beginning to ensure your self motivation continues as you drop pounds.
Usually, thirty minutes of aerobic exercise three times a week is best. Build the amount of time and frequency as you improve.
But many people whose self-motivation has encouraged them to begin an exercise for weight loss program overlook the importance of strength training. Aerobic exercise burns more calories in the beginning, but lifting weights increases muscle mass, and muscle burns more calories than fat. A pound of muscle burns 35 calories per day to function at rest; a pound of fat burns just two calories for the same function.
The fitness consensus used to believe that to "build" muscle, you should use fewer reps (3-5) at higher weights, and to simply "tone," higher reps (12-15) with lighter weights was key. But there is no such thing as "toning." Definition that comes with what is mistakenly called toning results because you have lost the layer of fat covering muscle, making it more visible. The size of the muscle underneath depends on how actively you train.
You must "tear down" the muscle so it can rebuild itself afterward. In fact, you do not create muscle during workouts but you do in the days after when the muscle is "resting."† The common guideline for strength training is beginning with three sets of 8-12 reps at a weight that leaves you almost incapable of completing the entire set. Then, rest for 30-60 seconds before attempting your next set.
Do not be disheartened if you're not able to do all of the reps on every set. In fact, use that to gauge when to add weight. If you are doing each set without any muscle strain, you will want to add weight.
Self-motivation helped you to begin, but most have trouble maintaining the pace. It helps to know that the source of our motivations is a belief. Consider it: If you did not believe the gnawing sensation in your stomach meant you were hungry, you would not feel motivated to eat.
Learning what ideas motivate you is crucial to weight loss, because when you feel powerfully motivated, you will exercise consistently. NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) is a form of self hypnosis. And there are NLP techniques that can create exercise motivation because, over time, desire to exercise for weight loss alone likely will not be enough to keep you working out. Exercise hypnosis motivation therapy can help.
Your first task is identifying the most important things in your life. We call these things your highly valued criteria. Highly valued criteria are customarily intangibles: money would not be highly valued criteria, but the security, freedom or fun that money can bring would be.
Next, establish what you need to believe to feel motivated to exercise. It's important to keep in mind that logic has nothing to do with belief. Things do not have to be logical to believe them. You may realize you already have a belief that conflicts this new idea. Thatís okay.
While understanding what motivates us is valuable, hypnosis for exercise motivation can put these ideas to work by ensuring self motivation endures. Hypnosis for motivation does this by changing the computer codes in your brain, so you believe ideas that motivate you.
Belief systems are based in our unconscious, which is like a computer. Computers do not have any ability to reason. The input controls the output. The techniques used in hypnosis for exercise motivation therapy can make you believe nearly anything, as long as you are willing to believe.
You begin by making an image in your mind's eye that illustrates something you already believe, such as, "I love my children." Then you learn to calibrate the elements or 'Submodalities' of that mental belief picture.†
Next, you make a mental picture that illustrates your motivational idea. Let's say your motivational idea is, "If I exercise, then I will look great and my marriage will get better." Then you learn how to modify the Submodalities of this mental image to correspond with the Submodalities in your calibrated belief picture. Conversely, if a belief is holding you back, the same technique can change that belief to doubt.†
Hypnosis for motivation that uses NLP can give you something of an internal personal motivator. Using an exercise hypnosis motivation program ensures that the enthusiasm you began with stays until reaching your objective, and then helps you maintain that objective.†
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Alan B. Densky, CH has specialized in all aspects of weight loss hypnosis, including hypnosis motivation CDs since 1978. Visit his Neuro-VISION hypnotherapy website to enjoy Free hypnosis videos, articles, and newsletters.