Staying Motivated While Losing Weight

Staying Motivated While Losing Weight

If you have tried to lose weight in the past and failed just because you couldn't keep yourself motivated, or simply you did not have a good motive to begin with, you are not alone. Many people wake up one day and say "I'm going to start losing weight from this day forwards". They watch their diet and exercise for a day or two, and then they forget about it. This is usually due to a lack of motivation. People are motivated sometimes and at times they're not. If you're ever going to be successful on losing weight, you will need to keep yourself motivated all the time.

Listed below are tips that you can use to encourage yourself whenever you are feeling apathetic. These tips will also help you to deal with temptation of calorific foods, laziness that comes up when it's time to exercise and when you are being a coach potato.

  • Never forget the purpose you are losing weight for. If you're losing weight to look attractive, say that out loud every morning "I'm going to lose weight and look attractive". If you're losing weight to be healthy, say "I'm losing weight to be healthy".
  • Never forget the benefits of losing weight. Imagine how energized you be, the level of impact it will have on your productivity, how seductive you will be to the opposite sex.
  • Take a picture of yourself while you are overweight. Keep this picture with you at all times. Whenever you feel like eating fattening food, ask yourself "Do I want to be like this forever?" If you have already lost some weight, ask yourself "Do I want to be this again?"
  • Keep a picture of your favorite actor/actress, player or model. Whenever you feel unenthusiastic, take a look at his or her abs, legs, hips and tummy. This will make you want to be like him or her and might give you the stimulus you need.
  • Create a spreadsheet with columns: date, calories eaten, calories burned, food #1, food #2..., exercise #1, exercise #2..., and weight. Update this file every day except your weight. Weight should be updated weekly. Looking at your progress will help you focus and stay motivated.
  • Look at yourself in the mirror everyday and visualize you being slim and trim that you always wanted.
  • Watch fitness and exercise related TV shows every day. After looking at people working out and eating healthy, it might encourage you to do the same.
  • Look at before and after pictures. Internet is flooded with these types of pictures; a simple search at Google will bring thousands of results.
  • If you can afford it, hire a personal trainer. A personal trainer will not only give you training, they're also capable of keeping you motivated.
  • Make the exercise a fun activity; listen to your favorite music or watch a movie of your choice while you are on a treadmill. You will be surprised how much extra walking/jogging you can do while watching a movie.
  • Set small achievable goals and reward yourself on completion. Have your favorite meal, even if it is a pizza or a double cheeseburger. Losing weight does not mean that you will never enjoy your beloved meals.
  • The most important tip would be to learn what works for you. It might be fitting into your favorite clothes, showing your abs at the beach, etc.

Most people have whatever it takes to lose weight. They have all the information they need, they have access to a gym. Only thing missing is their motivation. You should make motivation a vital part of your plan. You must know how you will keep yourself motivated before starting on your weight loss approach.

Follow these tips and keep finding new ways to motivate yourself constantly, and you will conquer your way to success in no time.

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122 Comment(s)

Amazing tips..thankyou so much
By: rubina kureshi 7 years ago
By: ali 7 years ago
I like it its true...
By: Anas siddi 9 years ago
By: JENNA 9 years ago
By: lovehost 9 years ago
ya its really gud thx aton'''';
By: nidhika 9 years ago
Gr8 work!!thank u so much...we all know dat motivation is must bt still at some poin in time we tend to deviate from our goal.....dis article will help alot in letting ppl remember their time I will comment when I would have lost my weight :))
By: kritika 9 years ago
These tips r very useful.Thanx a lot
By: Nib 9 years ago
By: siraj 9 years ago
yea.........motivation is so important in all ways...
By: Anish Thankachan 9 years ago

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