The pressure to become thin is higher than ever nowadays with the glorification of thigh gaps, collarbones and the size zero body types and it is only human to want to succumb to this pressure and obtain such a body type but what should matter is how you feel in your own skin. If you are comfortable with being plus size, kudos to everyone one of you and if you are comfortable with being size zero, kudos to you as well but what should be the motive of every person that take up diets and exercise to lose weight should be to become fit and toned. Even the fashion industry and media is slowly starting to eliminate the beauty standards set by these models that look like they eat nothing but air regularly by advertising and promoting healthy and toned bodies.

If you are a girl or a boy who finds herself unsatisfied by the look of their body, you need to understand that you can change the way you look at any given point in your life by adapting healthy habits such as clean eating and regular exercise.

Get yourself motivated

Even if you have the desire to lose weight, it can be difficult to get yourself motivated enough to start working out but there are many ways in which you can begin to get yourself motivated. If you’re a person who loves buying athletic gear, buy yourself a new pair of running shoes or an arm band so that you will feel obliged to make the use of these items that you have bought. For ladies, workout clothes can be a great way to get you motivated because when you have the right clothes to wear to your gym, you will feel confident and will want to work out more often.

You could also try looking at pictures of your favorite athletes and how defined their bodies are. This method has proven to make you drop that tub of Ben and jerry’s that you are thinking of going for after you finish reading this article.

Start to workout

The hardest part about working out is avoiding procrastination so if you are feeling like you need to take a nap before you go to a qualified gym or go out for a run, force those thoughts to stop and start on the task as fast as you can so that you will not feel the need to procrastinate after you have already started to break a sweat.

The two methods mentioned above is guaranteed to help you lose the weight that you have been packing for quite some time now.