Have you ever started a weight loss program with a lot of enthusiasm and excitement, only to find that two weeks later you feel like giving up? You begin to think it’s too much work, and you are missing out on all the fun foods you used to eat. Then another week goes by and you find yourself totally uninspired as you grab for another Frito on the couch in front of the tv. What happened?
Unfortunately, there is no getting around the obvious when it comes to challenges. Only you can guarantee your success by following through with your plan to lose weight and keep it off. No. one else is going to do it for you. When you have good intentions but you can’t seem to keep to pick yourself on track, you need yourself up and find a way to stay focused.
I’m talking about inspiration, and you can use it as a tool to help you achieve your weight loss goals. Thousands of people struggling just like you lost have weight and kept it off simply by using the following techniques to help move them along.
Motivation #1: write down your goals and review
Sometimes it’s not enough to just say you are going to loose 20 pounds for your high school reunion. You need to write it down and remind yourself whenever you don’t feel like exercising or skipping that late night snack. Write down your goal and then write down what will happen if you don’t follow through. Keep it in your pocket at all times, or anywhere that you can read it faster than you can open that package of Oreos.
Motivation #2: other people of stories
Even though it’s a cliché, if someone else did it, you can do it too. It helps to know that lots of people have done exactly what you are trying to do because you can visualize your own success. Write down their stories and read them for inspiration. Everyone loose weight at different Council, but you can’t argue with science. If someone cut back on McDonald cheeseburgers and it had a positive effect on their health, the same will happen for you in one way or another.
Motivation #3: find an exercise companion
Not having to do something alone can make all the difference in the world. Find a friend who go want to out for walks or start jogging with you motivated to get so you can feel outside and get moving. Other people push you to do things you never thought you could do If you don’t have any friends, buy on IPOD and put your favorite songs on them so you have some upbeat music. Anything to get you in the spirit of activity is the key motivator here.
Motivation #4: Let A mentor guide you
The best weight loss programs come with a personal coach or mentor. This is really important and something that come with any will product you find in a traditional store. Many direct selling companies rely on representatives who are only successful when their customers are. This is a really good thing. They give you inspiration to stick with your program because they have been there before themselves.
Motivation #5: personal development
Listening to a professional motivationally speaker is extremely uplifting. They put ideas into your head about going after anything you set your mind to, and how to overcome obstacles along the way. You can find the lectures by world-renown speakers on the internet without having to spend lots of money to attend in person. Not only you will be inspired to lose weight, you’ll probably go on to use their methods to reach other goals in your life as well.
Motivation #6: write your success story
This is different that writing down your goals. This is where you write down what you have accomplished. Even if you have only been on your weight loss program for one day, write down what you accomplished. If you used your will power to drink a bottle of water instead of eating a bag of Cheetos, write it down! That is something that a lot of people are not able to do re-read your accomplishments every day and you’ll want to keep improving.
Whenever you have reached a weekly goal weight, note it in your journal and give your Elf a noticeboard ward. This should be an on going process for the rest of your life as you keep rewarding your eleven for your progress. But be sure to give yourself non-food rewards.
Every day is a new opportunity to find different ways to motivate yourself to reach your weight loss goals. As you visualize your success, start each new day as if it were your first day on the program. Keep your personal vision of success in mind every day and make sure you do not waste the opportunity to make progress toward your goal whenever possible.