If you are getting ready for some summer weight loss, then you're not alone! Let's face it, other than an upcoming event like a marriage or a holiday, summer is one of the top reasons that people use to begin their weight loss.
Whether male or female you're probably not immune to the fact that most of us spend the whole of autumn and winter cloaked up under huge jumpers, big coats, comfort eating and drinking lager, while taking little or no exercise. As soon as the temperature hits 80 degrees, we all feel the need to strip off and cool down wearing skirts, shorts and figure hugging tops. But what if you can't get into last summers shorts or last summers skirt? What do you do? I suppose you could go shopping for a whole new summer wardrobe, but if you did that last year, because you couldn't get into the year befores summer clothes, you're not going to want to do that again. Be honest, you cannot allow yourself to get bigger and bigger every year without checking yourself. If you do, you're asking for trouble.
Personally I told myself that I wasn't going to be that sad spectacle trying to hide my weight under man size t-shirts and sweat pants, when all I wanted to do was wear a lovely flowing dress and be comfortable with the way that I looked and felt. And if you're a guy, I've seen you guys wearing those pants with elasticated waists while wishing you could just wear regular pants with a regular belt.
You simply have to get to a point where premature death, arthritis, diabetes, stroke, heart disease and high cholesterol simply don't stack up when weighed against watching your child grow up, taking holidays, having the confidence to go out and meet new friends, feeling good about yourself and knowing that those who love you also feel good about you.
So summer weight loss might be a cliche, but I personally got to the point where I wanted to feel good about myself and found losing weight for the summer a great motivator. But just to be clear, you have to really want it. Because there are people out there who will never take the necessary steps to improve their lives and their health. I know, because for a very long time, I was one of those people. Changing your life and losing the weight takes guts. It doesn't matter which fat loss program you choose, summer weight loss is a great goal to aim for.