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No matter your reasons, your motivation to lose weight is the main key
to quick weight loss, getting back in shape, toned and vibrant. Why? Because a strong
weight loss motivation allows you to easily carry out the new habits
that will transform your body in the shortest time.
In contrast, when you lack motivation you experience a great resistance - even to the simplest things.
You keep self-sabotaging (subconsciously) the healthiest behaviors you previously decided to adopt.
In fact, you aren't able to stick to your weight loss plan, no matter how clear and effective it is.
As you can imagine, the recipe for peak weight loss motivation includes a fair amount of self motivation skills - more about these in a bit.
First, let's see how you can keep your motivation to lose weight up (or how to get it in the first place) when you need to get going with the daily actions of your weight loss plan, okay?
Here's how to boost your motivation with three simple tips:
1. Set realistic goals: aim to achieve a sensible target - doable with a little stretch that you can (and are willing to) commit to
2. Set up an empowering environment: you'll be pulled forward instead of forced to push yourself when you surround yourself with like-minded friends and use supportive activities
3. Reward yourself by celebrating your "little" successes: use intelligent "treats" to keep looking forward to hit the next goal
Let's take a look at each of these and give you more details and examples.
Once you understand that to set yourself up for success you must choose practical, doable goals that you can actually achieve, you can easily attain goal after goal and continue to generate a strong motivation to lose weight.
In contrast, when you pick unrealistic weight loss goals that you can’t possibly pull off, you just prove to yourself and to others that you have failed. Again. When this happens, your weight loss motivation plummets.
That's not what you want, right?
Besides, trying to be like some skinny movie celebrity and turn your
body into a shape it physically cannot achieve, creates needless stress
and pressure for you. Stress and pressure - along with previous failures
- are the sure death of your motivation.
It’s true, media dictates how you’re supposed to look like, but you are smarter than this... Settle for a weight that is optimal for you NOW, not 15 years ago!
Forget about getting into your wedding or prom dress again if you gave birth to three kids since then. Forget about losing 30 pounds in 30 days. Forget about getting absolutely ripped by your next month's summer vacation if you’re over 40 and have never been into body-sculpting before.
Let's face it. It's not gonna happen. Just ditch it.
Instead, set realistic goals that you can easily achieve. Go ahead and hit these targets - this way, you'll immediately create a trail of small successes that will pull you ahead. When you imprint a habit of success on your mind, achieving the next goal keeps getting easier.
For example... put together a weekly plan with small nutrition and fitness goals for each day and make them your daily routine. Aim to feel your clothes loosen up just a bit every day... to be only 2 pounds lighter each week. Now, that IS doable.
This gives you something easy to go for without triggering self-sabotaging resistance or creating excuses.
If you're ready to get serious about reclaiming the body you want, surround yourself with a helpful support system - this will keep your weight loss motivation at its peak.
Spend time with like-minded people, read inspiring weight loss books, listen to empowering coaches, watch motivational videos...
Here are some of my favorites you may want to take a look at:
Now is the time to get sound information on the right reasons to lose
weight, eating healthy, getting fit and on how to use powerful mind-body
tools that help you achieve your weight loss goal.
You’ll be surprised to see how easy it is to raise your weight loss motivation when you...
Always remember... you are not alone! Join an online forum about weight issues and fitness - staying connected with like-minded people will boost your motivation to lose weight more than you can imagine! And if you want to get really serious about it, get a weight loss coach.
As you have surely found out by know, working out and keeping fit requires a high level of weight loss motivation. Top it up regularly by celebrating your midway goals - but not with sweets or restaurant treats!
Instead, pamper yourself with a whole day at the spa, go on a day trip with a friend, get a new haircut or try a new hair color. Get a cool tattoo, a new skirt, or a chic pair of shoes. Anything goes - as long as it's not food ;)
Reinforce your new, healthy habits with smart rewards like these - now and then - to boost your motivation to lose weight and help you go the extra mile.
To strengthen your motivation muscle, make sure you exercise regularly these smart self motivation skills >>
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