How To Get Motivated To Lose Weight
Mindset is possibly the most important factor when it comes
to losing weight.
To lose weight you need to put in a lot of effort, and as
a result you must be 100% motivated to achieving your goal.
Too many people make a half-hearted attempt at weight loss
or start out well then give up within a few weeks (or even
The most common problem of all in those I see trying to lose
weight is that they simply lack the discipline to achieve
their goals no matter what the obstacles.
But look at it from another point of view - if you *do* put
your mind to it and succeed how amazing will you feel?
Not just with your new slimmer body but also in knowing you
managed to overcome some amazing obstacles - whatever they
may be - and still come out on top.
You achieved your goal. You're a winner, a success.
So the topic of this article is exactly how to get motivated
to lose weight.
There are three keys to motivation in weight loss and dieting.
The first of these is visualization. You need to stop
seeing yourself as fat, or overweight or ugly or whatever
negative word you use to describe yourself right now. That
keeps you thinking "fat".
Instead imagine yourself slim. Not just "wouldn't it be nice
to be thin". But instead "I'm going to be thin". No arguments.
No compromise. It's going to happen no matter what.
Find pictures in magazines and on the Internet of how you'd
like to look in the end. Get photos posted to your wall. Or
start a scrapbook. Or use them as wallpaper on your computer
or cell phone.
Rather than feeling jealous seeing other people who look how
you want to look - instead appreciate how great they look
and use them as motivation to achieve the same thing.
You'll even find "before and after" photos on some web sites
if you hunt hard enough and some of these can be absolutely
mind blowing. Find someone with a physique like you're going
to have and focus on that. It's a huge motivator.
The second factor is a support group.
Often you can start well but life is so busy that soon enough
the diet falls by the wayside.
With a support group your confidence and motivation are constantly
bolstered by others, problems can be aired and solutions found.
So see if there is a local dieters meeting - such as Weight
Watchers, convince a few friends of yours to lose weight at
the same time as you or lastly (but just as good as the other
two) join forums and membership sites on the Internet to meet
The third and final way to get motivated to lose weight
is to keep a journal of your progress.
We can sometimes get frustrated at how long a transformation
can take. It may be several weeks or even months before you
can see noticeable results.
So measure and weigh yourself each week - at the same time
on the same day each week - and ideally take a photo however
unpleasant you may think it is and record all of this in your
It will quickly show how you're developing and losing weight
and will help spur you on toward your goal.
Now go get motivated - right now - don't procrastinate! Go
buy your journal *today*!
Copyright © 2006-2007 Richard Adams
Richard Adams successfully lost 23 lbs in 3 months
and has continued his weight loss experiments ever since.
Find out the secrets of how to lose weight at his brand new,
free site -> www.howtoloseweightnow.co.uk
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