How To Keep Yourself Motivated For Losing Weight
It’s hard to keep yourself motivated to lose weight.
Small setbacks can have a big effect and make us give up on our goals.
You first need to get your mind right to stay on track.
You can do it! We all can do it! Let’s get it done!
Is it possible to find enough will and motivation to lose weight?
What do you do to keep yourself motivated?
What more could you do to keep yourself moving toward your goal?
Finding the will to commit to a weight loss plan requires a considerable degree of confidence and commitment. People who have never had to worry about their weight can’t imagine what it’s like.
Losing weight isn’t as simple as backing away from the table, avoiding fast food joints or telling everyone you’re on a diet.
It’s a lifelong commitment, the same as it is for an alcoholic to stay away from drinking or an addict who has to find some way to stop using drugs.
For many of us, we struggle to understand how we got here. How we’re supposed to move forward and finally lose the weight and keep it off for good.
At times, there are levels of anxiety, frustration, sadness, and feelings of overwhelm that are difficult to put into words. The fact is, losing weight isn’t easy!
For a large number of people, it begins with finding a sense of motivation to insist on optimum food and fitness choices. Many factors contribute to your decision to commit to finally achieving your weight loss goals and feeling good about yourself.
Sometimes you need a little help finding your motivation to stay on your weight loss journey. Here are a few simple tips for you to consider.
Ask yourself “Why do I want to lose weight?”
Ask yourself this question and really think about it. Answer it honestly from the heart, “Why do I want to lose weight?” Why am I putting myself through the agony of trying to lose weight?
Maybe you want to feel better mentally and physically. Are you not happy about how you look. Do you have health issues or you’re worried about developing them because of your weight. Or maybe it’s just that you’re tired of being fat and overweight.
You have to understand and know what got you to the place you now find yourself in. This is helpful if you ever need to refer back to your reasons when you have a relapse or you experience success and hit a plateau.
Keep those reasons where you can find them because it’s highly likely that you’ll need to pull them out to remind yourself of the ‘why’ aspect of what it is you’re trying to achieve.
Don’t take this step lightly. Spend time on it to really find your reasons, your “why”.
Here’s a key tip: Heartfelt motivation is so much more powerful than head-based motivation.
Making your weight loss plan the highest priority
This is so important. If you keep putting off the things you must do to be successful, you’ll never reach your goals. You’ll never feel good about your body. That’s the painful truth. Decide now to make losing weight and everything that entails, your highest priority.
If it’s your highest priority, you’ll have the best chance of success. Prioritize your needs and make the necessary changes in your life. Sure, you may have an excellent idea of ‘why’ you are seeking to lose weight and a plan, but for it to be successful, you must make it a priority over everything else.
Yes, it might feel a bit awkward at first to make yourself a priority, particularly if you have a family that you spend your days and nights looking after, but your weight loss plan will have to become your number one priority.
Don’t get yourself worked up over small obstacles
Your weight loss path is a super important undertaking. You have a lot to learn about what is contributing to your body’s weight gain. It’s important to know and will give you great success in achieving your weight loss goals.
More importantly, you’ll have to learn not to beat yourself up when things are not happening as fast as you’d like or if you have a minor setback.
You have a lot of bad habits to break and new habits to create. Your goal throughout this process should be not to beat yourself up but learn to love yourself and imagine your future self once the extra weight has gone.
If you use these three simple tips to help you find your motivation, it’ll definitely help you to lose weight.
Just remember, take it easy on yourself but make plans now to commit to the process.