Motivating yourself to lose weight has to be one of the most difficult of tasks. Yet, it is not difficult once you have set your mind to it. With these simple tips, you can now motivate yourself to start on a weight loss regime and also maintain steady weight loss goals.
Weight Loss Motivation
One way of pushing yourself to lose weight is to weigh yourself. Your weight can actually persuade you to exercise and shed extra pounds. Similarly, you also need to weigh yourself while exercising so that you stay motivated and are able to track your weight loss goals. The weighing scale will never lie to you so invest in a good digital weighing scale. Weigh yourself once in every 14 days to monitor your weight loss and see where you are going wrong with your exercise of diet.
Pin up an Inspiring Photograph of Yourself
Pinning up an inspiring photo of yourself will help you to stay focused and motivated. Take out a photo of yourself in which you were very slim and slender and pin it up next to the mirror. Every time you see the photo, you will be inspired to do whatever it takes to come back to that size.
Look at Yourself in the Mirror
You must look at yourself in the mirror and critically analyze your body. Ascertain the areas of your body where you need to lose weight. Is it the bulging saddlebags or the growing love handles that you need to tackle? Speak to your trainer about the problem areas and devise a strategy for yourself to shed that weight.
Take out Your Favourite Pair of Jeans
This is one tip I would recommend to everyone to follow. Take out your old and favourite pair of jeans that you used to fit into once upon a time.
Decide and vow to yourself that you will fit back into those jeans. Instead of investing in a new wardrobe, this strategy works very well in keeping you motivated. Your clothes are your biggest source of inspiration and will always tell you the truth.
Join a Gym
Joining a gym is one of the best ways of becoming fit. This is because the gym offers a series of fitness programmes guaranteed to help you achieve your weight loss goals. The gym also offers strength training, which means you will get stronger and develop better muscular tone with every week of exercise. You will also stay motivated by the other gym members to help you stay on track.
Read Inspiring Stories
Inspiring stories by people who have lost 40-50 kgs of weight can get you started on the right track. By reading these stories, you will realize that your struggle is hardly a challenge and you can easily achieve your weight loss goal.
Take a Family Member into Confidence
Declare your goal to a family member and ask him/her to help you stay motivated. Give him/her the liberty to be harsh with you if you overeat or skip your workouts. By having someone around who takes you to task, you will find it easier to stay motivated and inspired.
Reward yourself every time you achieve small goals. This you can do by eating small quantities of your favourite food or by buying yourself a dress that fits one size smaller. Just looking at a slimmer picture of yourself in the mirror will help you to shed the extra weight.
Deciding is not doing. Only if you start to exercise, will you be able to enjoy its benefits. Once you start exercising, you will automatically feel better, energized and motivated. This in turn will help you to continue on the path of exercise.
Keep your Kitchen Larder and Fridge Free of Goodies
If you are having a hard time controlling your diet, go all out and eliminate all tempting foods from your kitchen and fridge. Do not store ice creams, chocolates, biscuits, cakes and fried food in your house. Ban soft drinks, juices and carbonated beverages. This is the only way to stay on track and not cheat on food while you are trying to lose weight.
Revel in Compliments
Getting compliments from people that you have lost weight will help you to stay on track. Hearing good things spoken about yourself will in turn make you feel good about yourself and help you to stay committed to your weight loss goals.
Seek a Role Model or Celebrit
See the picture of a celebrity whose body you really admire. Seek that person out to keep you inspired and motivated. Try to follow her fitness routine and dietary habits. This can give you an idea of what you should be doing to stay slender and fit.
See a Nutritionist
It is vital to see a nutritionist who can guide you correctly on what you should be eating should you decide to lose weight.
Trying to diet on your own or resorting to fad diets will only leave you sick and malnourished. It is important to eat healthy and consume the right quantities of food should you decide to lose weight.
Consult a Fitness Trainer
In the same way, it is also important to consult a fitness trainer who can help you to lose weight by assessing your body metabolism and body fat percentage. He/she will then chalk out a doable exercise regime for you that will be moderately challenging and will keep you focused and committed to your weight loss goals.
Go shopping to your favourite mall or boutique and see the clothes and dresses there. Do you always sigh with ecstasy when you see an exquisite looking dress? Well that dress can be yours if you make a pledge to yourself to fit into it. Seeing lovely clothes exhibited in the shopping malls can entice anyone to shed the extra pounds.
It is also will power, which will make you stay motivated to exercise. Tell yourself repeatedly that you have the perseverance and patience to stay right on track.