Do you find it hard to get motivated to lose weight?
It can be tough to lose weight, especially if you are not motivated to lose weight.
Have you ever asked yourself any of the questions below?
- How can I get myself motivated to lose weight?
- How do I set realistic goals for myself?
- Can God help you lose weight?
- How do you commit to lose weight?
- Where’s the first place you start to lose weight?
- How do I get serious about losing weight?
If you have asked yourself any of the questions above, then you have come to the right place as I am going to show you a whole list of how you can really motivate yourself to lose weight.
It can he an arduous journey. Which is why you are here; to learn how to get the motivation and willpower for weight loss.
Do you want to lose weight?
How serious are you about losing weight?
Why do you want to lose weight?
Is it an obsession for you yet?
What makes you cry in the bathroom, or at night when you think about your current weight situation?
Do you want to end the pain?
These questions and many more like these are just some of the little nudges you need to fuel your determination and willpower to lose weight.
You have to want to lose weight.
Not because someone said you should but because it is something you came to a conclusion about after long and serious thinking.
This is the only way you can have a determination to lose weight that cannot be quenched… no matter what!
2. Be Realistic
This is another important one on this list. In-fact, everything on this list is equally as important as the other because I carefully hand-picked these particular ones as a way to get you motivated to lose weight.
There are many ways to get motivated to lose weight. They can count up to a hundred different ways.
But most of them are derivatives and just plain dumb.
This list is cut-throat and to the point.
You MUST BE REALISTIC ABOUT YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY!
If you weigh over two hundred pounds and want to lose 50 pounds in two weeks you are just plain deceiving yourself and in the end you will be left with disappointments and regrets.
Set a realistic goal for yourself, beat it, and feel good about yourself.
The “feel good” hormone in your brain will give you the necessary motivation to lose more weight.
Keep it simple!
Then rinse and repeat.
3. Journal the Journey
You can be encouraged to SEE that you are not wasting your time as you are trying to lose weight.
Keep a journal of your CURRENT weight loss journey.
When you see that you are ACTUALLY making progress, you feel motivated to lose weight and that will only spur you on to lose more weight.
This is all because you can SEE what is happening to your body FOR REAL!
When you notice you are making progress in your weight loss journey, celebrate it.
Go for a treat.
Get some ice-cream.
Don’t over-do it though.
5. Expect Challenges
Don’t expect the road to be smooth at all!
This is something important and something that will be tough… lets’ face it!
Challenges will arise. But don’t let them discourage you. Find a solution for the challenge and move on.
For instance, if you notice — after weeks of constant weight loss — you get a little weight gain.
Think backwards to a time you might have slacked a bit.
Maybe you over celebrated your weight loss success.
Maybe you have been living a sedentary lifestyle recently.
Or you may have had a few night snacks when you weren’t supposed to.
Look back at your lifestyle and I guarantee you’ll find reasons you did not lose weight.
6. You Will Mess Up…Sometimes
If you notice you have slacked a bit. Like I said above, Don’t Panic!
Instead of getting mad at yourself or letting the little slip up discourage you, take a step back and look at how you can fix the problem and continue with your life.
We all mess up sometimes, it happens.
7. Get Professional Help
Maybe you have tried all these steps above and you still have a problem with getting motivated to lose weight, get a professional to help you.
People react differently.
If the professional that motivates you is one that is gentle, then get that one.
If you respond more to the fitness trainer that yells all up in your face, then by all means go for that one.
Make sure you find the professional that works best for you. You might want a male professional or like me, respond more to a female touch, do it.
8. Pick a that fits your lifestyle
You don’t have to force yourself into thinking that you have to spend 20 hours in the gym to lose weight.
What is your schedule like?
If your job is very stressful and you have no time to go to the gym everyday, how about you firstly, eat healthy and be on your feet most of the time.
Look at your lifestyle and personality and schedule your fitness outine around your routine that you may not even realize you are working out while working.
I have seen some people with treadmills in their offices.
You can do that too.
9. Know your why
Why do you want to lose weight?
This is the most important question you should ask yourself as soon as you decide you want to lose weight.
If the reason for your weight loss journey is internal, then you will be more motivated to lose weight even when you don’t feel like it.
Because we all have those days…
When you don’t feel like doing what you have to do…
In these times, your why will be your major motivator.
For instance, my WHY is that I don’t like being dependent on people and when I am old I don’t want to be dependent on aids and nurses to help me stand up.
What is your own why?
Let me know in the comment section below.
10. Eat more healthy foods
When you eat more healthy meals, you are already programming yourself to be more motivated to lose weight.
Healthy meals in your system changes things and when you start seeing the result, you will be more motivated to lose weight.
The sweet thing is that motivation can be gotten when you really want to lose weight fast.
And these steps above will help you get just that, motivated to lose weight.
I would like to hear from you. Let me know what you think about this post and the steps above in the comment section below.
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