If you have been attempting to lose weight for a while, you know how difficult it can be to maintain motivation. Motivation is extremely important to continued consistent weight loss. Without keeping your weight loss motivation, it will almost be impossible to reach your fat loss goal; be it 10 pounds or a 100 pounds.
If your positive attitude has been lagging behind lately, try these motivational tips:
Use Inspirational Quotes – Find a moving quote or inspiring phrase. Choose something that inspires you and guides you towards healthy lifestyle choices. Print it up on nice paper and post it on your refrigerator. Be sure that it is something that will motivate you each time you reach for a snack. This will enable you to choose healthy options, and keep your weight loss goals at the front of your mind.
Keep a Journal – Keep a journal from the day you begin your weight loss program. This will help you to see progress each day. Write about your feelings towards weight loss, your motivational goals, and any setbacks or plateaus that you are experiencing. Once you reach your goal weight, you’ll be pleased to look back at how far you’ve come.
Plan for Busy Days – The first step off the weight loss wagon often occurs when life gets busy. Plan for distractions and busy days. Keep work out videos at home for those days when you just don’t make it to the gym.
Keep pre-prepared meals or frozen diet dinners handy for days when you don’t have time to cook. Remember, if you fail to plan, you plan to fail! Stay on track with preparation for days when life gets in the way.
Mix Up Your Weight Loss – Constantly doing the same exercises and eating the same food can get old. Take the time to develop several exercise routines to avoid boredom. Add a new vegetable, fruit, or salad dressing to your normal diet rut. These small changes can make a world of difference.
There is no doubt it can be difficult to maintain motivation throughout your weight loss program. Take the time to mix up routines and add inspiration to your daily life. Focus on your goals, and your reasons for wanting to lose weight in the first place.
Envision a slimmer, healthier you, and keep striving to reach your goal weight. If motivation becomes an issue, try some of the above tips to get you going again.
Here’s to a healthier you!
This article is for informational purposes only. It is not medical advice, nor should it be interpreted or substituted as medical advice. Prior to making changes to your physical exercise routine and your diet, you should always consult your personal physician. Better safe than sorry.