Phentermine and Your Weight Loss
We recommend that you include exercise into your routine in order to maximize your results with phentermine. Exercise is important because not only does it help with weight loss, but it can also help boost your energy, help suppress your appetite, improve your mood, and even help with menstrual cramping. Are you just starting phentermine and curious as how to start working out? We want to help you make the most of your phentermine treatment by giving you some good guidelines to follow as well as some information on how to set goals you can follow through with.
Before You Start Working Out On Phentermine
If you just started phentermine and are new to a work out regime, it’s always best to check with your doctor first. We can help you with a few recommendations and any extra support you might need!
How to be Successful on Your Phentermine Exercise Regime
So where do you start when trying to work out on phentermine? It can be intimidating thinking about working out when you haven’t done it in awhile. If you are wondering where to start, we can help you make those first steps towards a better lifestyle.
It’s always good to start small when setting goals for yourself. if you jump to extreme expectations, it could become overwhelming and you could be less likely to succeed. When you feel disappointed, and sometimes people get discouraged and find excuses to give up.
Instead start with baby steps. Start with something that you know you can achieve. Don’t feel rushed into doing something you aren’t ready for. You can build up to harder workout, this will also help you build up with your confidence with your workouts. Walking is a great place for you to start. If you have never really worked out, try starting with walking around the block. If you find that to be easy for you, try walking 2 blocks next time. You can set weekly goals for yourself, even if that’s just once a week you walk around the block. This will help you set up a good workout routine.
Quality Over Quantity
If you want to be successful with your work out program, it is best to ensure that you are committed to your work out and consistent with it.
Everyone can get busy with their everyday life, whether it’s school, work or the holidays; it can be hard to make the time to exercise. Planning the time to exercise is critical, even if that’s 5 minutes a day. It can be very helpful to write you work outs on the calendar, and to exercise daily. If you plan it out ahead of time, you are more likely to follow through with your exercise plan.
It is also important to choose an exercise that you can do easily. Whether that’s something you can do from your own home or even from a gym that’s easy for you to get to. Whatever you are able to fit into your routine, will help you succeed.
Being consistent with your workouts is important too. Even if it’s only a couple minutes a day, having consistency can improve your entire exercise plan. Research shows that breaking sweat for 10 min 3 times a day can have similar benefits as if you had worked out for 30 minutes all at once. You don’t need to do an intense workout, a short walk can go a long way.
Stop Calorie Counting
When people begin their weight loss journey, sometimes they tend to focus on counting how many calories they are burning with each of their workouts. While it can serve as motivation for some, counting calories are not reliable or helpful when you are trying to set a successful work out routine for your weight loss.
Instead of focusing on calories, try focusing on the benefits of your work out program. Think about how you feel after each work out, or how you have improved from your first work out to your last one. When you are working out on a regular basis, you will get an abundance of energy. Focus this energy on trying to improve yourself each day.
You don’t just have to do heavy cardio activities, exercises like yoga, pilates, and weight lifting are also great. When you focus on only on high calorie burning exercises, you are only focusing on the short term goals. When you do full body workouts, it not only benefits your weight loss goals but also your long term health.
Be Flexible with Your Goals and Expectations
When you are setting goals, make sure that you are flexible with them. Don’t set goals that don’t allow you any flexibility. When you set all or nothing goals, you set yourself up to feel like you failed if you don’t succeed. Instead just try and work out as often as you are able to. Plan to set yourself up for success.
Always Challenge Yourself
In studies it has been found that people are happiest when we are doing something that is challenging but also achievable. When things get too hard, it’s easy to get frustrated and give up; but on the opposite end, if things are too easy, people get bored and give up. This is important to keep in mind when you are setting goals for yourself while you are on phentermine and exercising.
Success on your weight loss journey involves you saying no to those foods you love, but exercise will give you something to be proactive with and positive you can do to improve your body. Say yes to exercise and yes to new challenges. Adding exercise to your phentermine plan can truly optimize your weight loss plan.