One of the misconceptions that people have when they would like to lose weight is that they would immediately have to hit the gym. This is probably the reason why so many people try to go to the gym in January although of course, the number of people would dwindle as time passes on. Remember that you can still keep fit without going to the gym. Remember that you can always do some exercises at home. All you need is a few fitness gears like weights, a mat and of course, attire that will make it easy for you to move. Aside from exercising, being active will also help you keep off the extra pounds. Remember that in losing weight, diet is still more important although you would need exercise to become firmer. A balanced diet mixed with moderate exercise will help you achieve the body you have always wanted.