The best thing I ever did was get a personal trainer. Paying the money and having an appointment made me go and has helped me to develop the habit of exercising. I highly recommend it as a way to get started. Even if you can't afford alot of sessions, get what you can afford. As a lifelong non-exerciser...it has made all the difference in my weight loss journey.
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I have been keeping fit primarily with weights for 27 yrs now, and have provided personal training to many people over the past 20 yrs. I can tell you with confidence that in my experience, counting water and calories works!
I've found that most women burn approx. 100 calories per hour. Most of us are awake 15 hrs per day. If we drink 8 eight ounce glasses of water per day and take in approx 1300 calories per day, this gives us a caloric deficit of approx 200 calories per day BEFORE exercise. Can't help but lose!
Want to take a cheap fittness class and make sure you are committed too going? Sign up at a local community college for a fitness or PE class. Many CC's offer great classes (like yoga two nights a week!) or cardio, or strength training 1-2 nights a week or early in the morning. I paid $56 for two fitness classes at my local CC (cardio strength training and cardio circuit training) taught by expert trainers. 400 minutes a week of personal training time for 18 weeks! Can't beat that!
I signed up with my email address for some of those group-buying coupon places that send you a deal a day (50% to 80% off local restaurants, spas, all kinds of stuff!), and I've made some awesome purchases for rewards and gift-giving! 99 bucks for 6 sessions of laser hair removal, for example! :)
The trick is to only buy the REALLY good deals where it's something you were budgeting for anyway, otherwise the coupons can really lure you in. Try GROUPON, LIVINGSOCIAL, etc.
It's usually one deal per day, and you can only buy a limited number of vouchers. I've even got myself some personal training sessions for CHEAP! And a ten dollar spa day is SUCH a fabulous reward that doesn't cost too much ... :)
Just google "Daily Deals + your city" for deals near you!
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