Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Motivation to Lose Weight - Where Do I Get It?

Motivation? Finding the motivation to stick with a weight loss regimen is one of the most important aspects of losing weight. If exercise and eating right if the engine – then motivation is the fuel that makes the engine run. Motivation is the difference maker between the person that meets their goals and the one who does not.

Motivation is the number one key to weight loss in my opinion, because without it you will most likely fail in your weight loss efforts. The main key is to find your own personal motivation.
This is something that is not as hard as you may think. You motivation could be from just about anything.
  • Look better in your clothes
  • Attract the opposite sex!
  • Better overall health
  • Increase your self confidence
  • Have much more energy to play with your kids

Another motivation may like....

  • My husband has promised me a 20 carat diamond for every 12 pounds I lose.
  • My best friend is getting married in 9 weeks and I can’t wait to upstage her.
  • I’m meeting my ex- at the end of the month.
  • I’m going on a beach holiday in 4 months and I need serious body sculpture.
  • I want to lower my cholesterol to xyz inside three months.

You will have to look deep within yourself. When you do this you will find your true motivation and you will be well on your way to reach your weight loss goals.
Here is a simple 4-step plan you can use to motivate yourself in the long run:

1. Develop a picture in your head of exactly how life is going to be when you’ve reached your goal. Not just how you’ll look, but how you feel and how your life has changed for the better.

2. Spend the last minutes before you go to sleep at night and the first few minutes when you wake up picturing and imagining that you’re there already.

3. Make this “mental movie” into a shield that you bring back in your mind every time you feel like you’re being tempted and make it very clear to yourself that your actions in that moment – to succumb to temptation or to remain true to your vision of the future – will take your life off on a different path.

4. Every single time you make the “right” decision and stick to your long term goal, congratulate yourself – see and feel yourself having grown stronger and closer to your vision for yourself than you were before. Stand tall, feel proud and move on with your life.

When you get into the habit of taking the road that leads to your ideal vision of yourself, you are building a stronger you with greater power to decide the destiny of your own life.