By Meagan Ross |
One thing is very clear if you want to lose weight you need to equip yourself with patience because it will take time.
Therefore, keeping your motivation high is essential, especially when you will face those tough days when your weight loss goal seems out of reach.
In this short guide, I have included seven killer tips to make use you never lose motivation as you focus on getting results.
Use these tips to maintain your motivation when trying to lose weight:
A quick pick-me-up can save the day when your motivation is waning. It can also be an effective way to start your day. Tape a few quotes to the bathroom mirror.
Doing the same on the refrigerator door can prevent a dietary lapse.
Keeping written records of your weight loss is a useful exercise, but sometimes it's difficult to appreciate a 2-pound loss in the mirror.
Fill a glass jar with decorative stones or marbles. Each one is equivalent to a pound you wish to lose. As you lose weight, move your marker from the full jar to an empty one.
It's exciting to watch the contents of one jar shrink while the other increases.
Losing weight can be a lonely process. Considering the obesity rates in the US, there are plenty of others in the same situation.
Find a buddy with whom you can communicate on a regular basis. Ideally, you can also find someone to join you for workouts or runs.
Some new workout clothes and shoes can inspire action. If your workouts are lagging, a new outfit might be just what you need to motivate you to go for an extra run or exercise.
After a few weeks of dieting, it's typical to lose track of your original motivation. Make a list of all the reasons why you want to lose weight. No idea is too small or petty, as long as it's true.
Do you want to look better? Enhance your health? Fit into your old jeans?
Write it down and review your list regularly.
And here is one extra tip:
Strive for daily progress.
Quite a few people are thinking about the big goal that they have - things like losing 25 pounds, 30 pounds or more. Don’t think about that.
Instead, focus on small, tiny improvements on a daily basis. That’s what will get you to your goal.
Losing weight is a slow process and progress can be difficult to see at times. Motivation is personal. What works for others might require a little tweaking to be effective for you.
Stay focused on all the great progress you're making and continue looking forward. A small amount of attention and motivation each day can keep your spirits and expectations high.