Motivation is hard to come by. Where do you get weight loss motivation? Do you pull it out of thin air or is it something you can develop? If it were something you had inside of you, you would not need to be read this article.
Let’s face it, we all lack motivation sometimes, especially for weight loss. I have fallen off the weight loss bandwagon so many times, I can’t even count. My favorite saying is I’ll start tomorrow, but take it from me tomorrow never comes.
Even if it’s later in the day, start today. There will always be a birthday party, cook-out or some other function to disrupt your diet intentions, but don’t let it deter you. Stick to your good intentions, don’t let anyone sway you. There is always one in the crowd.
Keep a journal, write down everything, what you ate, portion size, how you felt. Were you sad, angry, happy, or frustrated. All these emotions come into play when you are trying to lose weight.
All these little steps help keep you going in the right direction. Did you exercise, if not why? Being lazy! Write it down, it will make you more aware.
Keeping a true and honest journal will be very helpful to get a true picture of your good habits and your bad ones also.
Also don’t be afraid to write out how you are really feeling, this is also very important. It will help you get a true picture of your strengths and weaknesses. No one has to see it.
I know I tend to be a grazer, I have to make myself eat a meal, or else I would just pick all day.
Unless I’m fasting or juice fasting. For some reason I seem to have more motivation when I juice fast or fast.
Another thing, don’t call it a diet, consider it a life-style change, which it will have to be to be successful. You need to get off the roller-coaster and keep the weight off for good.
Sometimes a little help with an appetite suppressant is just what you need to get you started. This is getting a lot of press lately.
Also, don’t neglect exercise. Just 30 minutes a day will jump-start your weight loss. A treadmill is a great way to get in 30 minutes of exercise, no matter what the weather.
Takes it one day at a time. Even if you fall many times, get back up and give it another try. Remember, we only fail if we quit trying. Nothing in this world worth having comes easy.
Think about your mind-set. That can be very important. If you think you can’t do it, it’s true. If you think you can do it, it’s true! Train yourself to always think positive thoughts. It will be a very strong motivator.
Like the saying goes, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting change”
Why do you want to lose weight?
Is it to fit into a smaller size clothes or wear a skimpy bathing suit to the beach. Those are all great reasons, but the most important one is your health.
If you are 15 to 20 pounds over weight you definitely need to lose weight for your health. Just being 20 pounds overweight can tax you heart, put stress on your knees, raise your blood pressure and eventually cause many other problems like heart disease, cancer, or diabetes.
You need to realize how important it is to take care of your health.
Hopefully this article will help you develop motivation to succeed on your weight loss journey. So good luck on with your weight loss.
If you have any questions or comment, please leave them below and I will be sure to reply. Thank you Deanna