Losing weight is the hardest challenge but motivating yourself to lose weight is also difficult. You may experience some bad days that will discourage you to continue your goal but how will you keep your motivation in tact? What will you do to control yourself when the need arises?
Know what you want and go for it. The key in keeping yourself motivated even in the hardest times of your weight loss journey is to really stick with the end result you want. If you really want to lose weight, you have to stay focused.
People have different ways of keeping themselves motivated. A few good tips include:
- Keep a picture of you at your heaviest weight.
- Keep one piece of clothing that you want to fit into.
- Book a holiday.
- Take part in a diet and fitness regime with a friend.
The tips above are definitely some of the best ways to keep your self motivated. By keeping a picture of yourself at your heaviest, you are reminding yourself that you do not want to look like that anymore. So, the next time you feel like grabbing that next biscuit, you can take out the picture and then think again. Keep it with you if you need to and it should help you to keep focused and motivated. However, it will not help everybody as some people may get depressed at the sight of an old picture and that can cause them to eat unhealthy foods. So, try it and if it doesn’t work for you scrap it straight away!
Keeping a piece of clothing that you want to fit into is also a good idea for some people but again, it will not work for everybody. Generally, stick to whatever makes you want to lose weight and you will keep your motivation with you.
Another thing that you could try is writing down what losing the weight would mean to you. For example, would it make you happier? How would it improve your life? Would you feel healthier maybe? By writing down what losing weight means to you, you will remind yourself just how important it is and whenever you have a bad day you can look at it and give yourself the motivation that you need to carry on. People who lose weight do tend to say that they feel a lot more energetic and more confident too. So, list your goals and work towards them – that way you will stay motivated and you will soon be enjoying a healthier lifestyle.
Weight loss is not as easy as you want it to be. It can be an emotional and tiring journey. There’ll be times when you will not feel like doing any exercise or eating healthy food. With the help of your lists, clothing and friends, you have to encourage yourself to carry on with your weight loss plan.
*** This article was originally written by me for Proactol