Weight Loss Motivation
Weight Loss Motivation Tips
These simple weight loss motivation tips will help you to get started
and stay on track.
If you are here at this website, then you
already are motivated to lose weight.
But staying motivated can sometimes be very difficult. Remember, losing weight does not happen overnight.
Depending on how
much weight you have to lose, your journey can span several months.
So it's only natural to find yourself getting discouraged now
So if you feel your motivation waning a bit, come back and re-read
these tips to keep you on track.
Come back as often as you need to keep your motivation going and the
keep losing the weight.
Set a Goal
The first step for weight loss motivation is to create a goal. You need
to know where you are headed before you can get excited and motivated
to get there.
are a great way to keep us on track. You have to know
where you want to go in order to get there.
With weight loss
you should make a big goal, getting to your ideal weight.
smaller goals to help keep you motivated along the way.
small goals do not always have to be in terms of weight lost.
You could use clothing size or body fat percentage for your smaller
Just make your goal
For instance, if you need to lose 50 pounds, don’t
expect to do this in just a few months. There is no bigger
enemy to motivation than an unrealistic goal.
Start your own weight loss journal to keep track of what you eat. when
you exercise and your thoughts for the day. Look back on your
journal to make adjustments to your meal plan, exercise plan or your
Find a Diet Buddy
Support is a great weight loss motivation technique.
yourself with people you care about and who care about you
will help you to stay motivated.
Tell your family and friends
about wanting to lose weight. They will be your best weight
Make sure your group is supportive and not
You want their support not their
disappointment. If you and your significant other are dieting together, then read this article on weight loss for men versus women
Reward Yourself Along the Way
This third weight loss motivation tip is my favorite as I get to treat
myself to new things. It's amazing how this keeps me going.
Take a look at your
small goals and each time you reach one of those goals, reward
Don’t necessarily do this with food, but rather
to the movies or a night out with your
Give yourself a present and buy something new.
It can be clothes, shoes, something for your desk or anything
that you want.
Celebrate in your success.
I use this weight loss
motivation each time I reach one of my mini goals.
Don't Feel Guilty
on track is difficult especially
when the unexpected happens. So don’t feel guilty if you had
a piece of cake at the wedding reception.
If you had to grab a greasy cheeseburger
for lunch because you forgot to pack your healthy meal, don't beat
Things happen. Just forget about it, move on and get back on
track with your weight loss motivation.
Just don’t let these little slips become a habit.
List Reasons for Wanting to Lose Weight
Another great weight loss motivation is a check
list of why you want to lose those extra pounds.
Write these reasons down and refer to it when you feel yourself losing
The reasons can be as simple as fitting into that special dress.
Or perhaps you want to be able to zip up those favorite pair of jeans.
It doesn't have to be about clothes. Your reasons could be health
Whatever your reasons
are, write them down. Then when you feel a lack of weight
loss motivation, re-read your notes and refresh your memory as to why
you want to lose weight.
Use your printable
weight loss journal
to jot down new reasons for
losing weight as you think of them.
Track Your Progress
Track your progress to keep your weight loss motivation going. You can
use a simple piece of paper for tracking daily, weekly and even monthly.
If you want to get a bit fancier in your tracking, try this calorie
. You can record foods, calories and track your
It also has a weight tracker complete with charts so you can easily see
Seeing your success written down is a great
motivator. If you start to see your progress headed in the
wrong direction, adjust your routine.
Add some more exercise
or take a look at how many calories you are consuming. As you
exercise and lose weight, your calorie intake for weight loss
changing. Make sure you are adjusting accordingly.
Thrive From Other's Success Stories
people’s weight loss success is another great weight loss motivation
tool. There are literally thousands of people who were in
your same situation and lost the weight.
stories to get your weight loss motivation. These stories may
even have some great tips to help you get you to your goal weight.
in mind each person's success and how they got there may be different
Because we are all different, your weight loss
methods to get to your success may vary from others.
Check out this article on ways you can burn fat quick
Here's one story sent to me that I wanted to share. Jill lost 100 lbs
and competed in a beauty pageant. Read her story below.
How Jill Lost the Weight
logged my food, ate six small meals a day and had no refined sugar.
Finding out I had Type 2 diabetes helped me have a paradigm shift in
the way I think, and I did a lifestyle change versus a diet.
a week, cardio mixed with weight training was my exercise routine. In
January, I had a personal trainer sponsor Rebecca Carington training
sessions to get ready for the Mrs. Idaho pageant.
It was wonderful to
learn from a trainer, she really cared about me and saw the potential I
could reach and I did. I did the Mrs. Idaho pageant after
losing a total of 100 pounds, and I made the top six out of 16 amazing
I am now a motivational
speaker to motivate others to lose
weight and get healthy. I am a diabetes advocate. It brings me great
joy to share my story with others -- and in doing so, I inspire them to
"get up and get moving!"
Visit my web site www.getupandgetmoving.net to get motivated today.
Throw Away The Fat Clothes
you lose the weight and go
down in clothing size, celebrate by giving away those big
This is a great way to stay motivated to keep the
weight off. After all, who wants to spend a bunch of money
buying clothes in a bigger size?
So give them away, burn them
or cut them up. Whatever you do, get them out of your closet
so you will not have clothes that will fit if you gain
Motivate yourself to keep it off.
Don't Fall Into The Diet Trap
people are looking for
ways to lose weight quick. Although this can be a great
motivator, quick weight loss programs are generally not
A slow weight loss is what most experts say is
the best way to lose weight. Why?
With a weight loss program that takes it slow
and steady, you are
learning and changing as you go.
So by the time you get to the
maintenance portion of the program, you’ve already thrown out the bad
habits and replaced them with the good.
Look for solid weight loss programs that teach lifestyle habits and not
just quick weight loss.
While the quick loss helps with weight loss motivation, it may not be
the healthiest options for you.
Read some of the weight loss reviews on this site to help you choose
the program that's right for you.
Do It For Yourself
last weight loss motivation tip is all about you and ensuring you are
doing this for yourself.
Make sure you want to lose weight
and you’re not doing it for someone else. You have to be
happy with yourself before you can be happy with anyone else.
Of course if there is a medical reason, then you really should try to
lose the weight, even if you are not sure you want to.
really, truly motivated for anything, you have to really want
it. So do it for yourself, your health and your
soul. Here are some tips for women only on losing weight
For more weight
loss motivation, read these tips on how to get past weight loss plateaus
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Weight Loss Workouts
These example workouts will help you get active and lose weight. You can use the beginner's level if you are just starting out. Try the next levels as you get used to these workout routines.