Weight Loss Motivation - How To Get It And Keep It
These days it seems like everyone wants to lose weight.
Whether it be for appearance issues or health reasons, it
is becoming quite the trend. But we all know that it is not
always easy to lose weight.
Weight loss motivation is one of the hardest types of motivation
to acquire. Why is that? First of all we need to have food
to survive. It is not something that we can just put away
and never pick it up again. So healthy eating is one goal
that we need to set for ourselves. This goal will give us
a tool to weight loss motivation.
Another goal that we need to set is for exercise. You can't
just cut down the food intake, you also need to exercise and
raise your metabolism rate. One mistake that people make when
trying to lose weight is that they deprive themselves of all
the foods that they love. Wrong! You can have anything in
If you try to deprive yourself of the foods that you love,
it will back fire on you and you will end up eating more than
normal. Also, it will de-motivate you if you have the mindset
that you can never have that favorite piece of chocolate cake
So setting goals is probably the first step in weight loss
motivation. Set realistic goals for yourself. If you think
that you can realistically stand to lose 15 pounds then write
it down. If you think that you can start that goal by running
1 mile per day, then write it down. Maybe you can only walk
1/2 mile per day.
Whatever you think you can do realistically, will be your
new goals. Just do not set them too high. Make sure that they
are goals that are possible to meet.
It is a good idea to write the goals down and keep them where
you can look at them daily. This will remind you of what is
important to you and why you are wanting to achieve weight
Reward yourself when you lose a pound or two. Pat yourself
on the back, buy a new sweater, or do whatever it takes to
make yourself feel better (no food rewards, though!) A reward
must be something that you desire. If it isn't, then it is
not a reward and it will serve no purpose.
Out of all the reasons to get motivated, such as financial
gains, workplace motivation, etc. Weight loss motivation seems
to be the one most sought after and the most difficult to
obtain. It can be done. It will eventually become a habit
to do the morning workouts and replace the old habits in your
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