6 Ways to Stay Motivated When Losing Weight

motivate6 Ways to Stay Motivated When Losing Weight

It is very important to be motivated throughout your weight loss journey. It is usually not an easy ride, and it calls for a lot of inspiration and support. There are ways to ensure you stay motivated so you will eat healthy and exercise each day. The following tips will help you keep up your momentum so you can reach your goal weight.

1. Make a focus board and hang it in a prominent place. Since you want to concentrate on losing weight and make it a part of your daily routine, a visual can be a very helpful way to stay on track. Create a poster with motivating quotes and photographs. Pictures of your children, your favorite foods, or even the clothing you plan to buy once you have reached your goal weight are all motivating and helpful.

2. Have an accountability buddy. It can be easy to make excuses for eating bad or not working out, but if you have a friend that you must report to, it’s not so simple. Find someone that will inspire you to keep working toward weight loss, even on your bad days. This person should be someone you can confide in, and one that will support you no matter what.

3. Try staying away from people who are negative. There will always be one or two people who would rather point out the negative of a situation rather than the good. These people usually ridicule those trying to lose weight, which can definitely break someone’s motivation to be healthy. Avoid these people as much as possible so that your spirit is not dampened by their words and actions.

4. Weigh yourself and take measurements. It is not a good idea to become addicted to the numbers, but seeing them every now and then can really refuel your motivation to continue on your journey. Measurements should be taken once a month, and step on the scale no more than once a week for the results to be effective in motivating you to succeed.

5. Set many small goals, and reward yourself as you achieve them. Weight loss should not just have one long-term goal. In order to make it more obtainable, set multiple small goals that will help you reach your desired end result. Make sure they are reachable, especially if you are giving yourself a time limit in which to reach each one.

6. Limit the bad foods in your diet, rather than eliminating them altogether. It can be difficult to stop anything cold turkey, especially your favorite foods. Instead, restrict yourself to 1-2 splurge meals each week. This is much easier to handle than telling yourself you are not allowed to have certain foods ever again.

The above tips will help you keep your weight loss motivation high so that you can succeed with changing your lifestyle. It is important to stay as positive as you can during your journey, so that you will be able to maintain the healthy choices for the rest of your life.

31 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Exercise

MotiviateThe hardest part for most people is to stay motivated with diet and
exercise. Here are 31 ways I suggest that you keep your motivation.
Get motivated. Build the Passion. Keep it for good! 2011 is going to
be a super exciting year! Are you pumped ?

  1. Find a training partner or even better, a coach and commit to a
    schedule.
  2. Buy a dog and take it for a long walk everyday. The fresh air
    and sunshine can give you more energy. You also have a chance to
    clear negative thoughts and focus on your goals.
  3. Don’t think about exercising or diet, just do it. If it’s already
    on paper, your a step away from doing it.
  4. Get out of bed early, have a tall glass of water and use a cardio
    machine in your home.
  5. Buy a cardio machine for your home, if you don’t have one, then see 4.
  6. Eat to live life with the right amount of energy and transform
    your body. Don’t live to eat, especially when you eat junk. Garbage
    in = Garbage out. Your body should be a temple, not a tent.
  7. Never miss 2 workouts in a row.
  8. Give away 1 or 2 articles of your fat clothing each week.
  9. Buy 1 or 2 articles of clothing which are tight fighting and
    show off your body each week, If you still look fat in them, keep
    them around and focus on diet and exercise to start looking better in
    them.
  10. Once 9 is fine, then start socializing more. At night on the
    town, does wonders to keep your motivation high. You’ll realize fast
    where you stand and where you need to go with your image.
  11. Choose friends that will take you higher and higher. Friends
    that have similar interests. Just because you’ve been friends with
    someone for 20 years and they don’t share your view or don’t want you
    to succeed for some reason, doesn’t mean you have to hang around them
    all the time and influence you to make poor decisions. Find new
    friends.
  12. Reward yourself. Reward yourself. Reward Yourself. Every time
    you noticeably start looking better and feeling better, give yourself
    positive verbal pep talk, then go shopping for something nice !
  13. Get a tan. You’ll notice so much more changes in your physique
    as the tan will accentuate your cuts.
  14. Walk into an old age home and take a look around. You’ll find
    that some are in their 60s. Prevention is key. When I’m 60, I’ll be
    in my own Rambo movie, doing my own stunts.
  15. Whoever says “Working out is not everything in life.” is right.
    It’s not everything, but that session that you dedicate makes you
    move ahead 100 times more than the person that complains about it.
    Keep a balance, but never neglect your right to a better life.
  16. Make it your goal to get a professional photo shoot done.
  17. Write down your intentions for the month which lead to your
    goals. The more details the better.
  18. Plan things that are fun, like a vacation, a photo shoot, play a
    sport or take your kids to disneyland for 3 days, (alot of walking..)
    so you have a reason to motivate yourself to exercise.
  19. Plan to go to a concert and meet the band !
  20. Watch an inspiring movie. Here are top 15 physique fitness motivation and gym inspiration movies
  21. Make an example of what you will accomplish, so that others can
    follow and be inspired by you.
  22. Blog your complete body transformation experience, like my client
    Rosy did, who lost 150 lbs in 1 year.
  23. Take body part circumference measurements every 2 weeks. Log as a
    measurement of your transformation.
  24. Take a front, back and side photo of yourself every 2 weeks. Log
    as a measurement of your transformation.
  25. Make a Pros and Cons list about exercise and eating healthy.
    Make Pros and Cons list about not exercising and not eating healthy.
    Why would you not want to feel and look better on a consistent
    basis?
  26. Write down 1 thing each day that is going to move your life
    forward. Would you not want to increase your longevity and enjoy a
    better life ? What you write down is completely realistic.
  27. Create in your mind what you want. Believe you deserve what you
    create. Accept the things that will help you move forward toward your
    creation.
  28. Avoid distractions. A distraction could be a person or event,
    that pulls you temporarily away from your goals or creations. The
    best way to avoid them is to ignore or move away from them.
  29. Meditate which clears and refreshes your mind and allows you to
    continue to focus on your goals.
  30. Plan to get naked more often. Seeing yourself naked can surely
    motivate yourself to get in shape faster and stay in shape. Don’t be
    afraid of your skin !
  31. Don’t think of the problem for too long. Thinking of the problem
    wastes time. You should be thinking of the solution and benefits that
    it will bring into your life. Make a decision to act on your
    solution.