It’s time to get motivated for your weight loss journey. This can seem like one of the hardest things to do. You know you want to do it but you just don’t have the energy to put into actually achieving it. Well, you do have the energy but you can’t pick up the motivation right now to put that energy in.
The good news is you can trick yourself into having the motivation. It is possible to gear yourself up. And the more that you do, the more motivation you will have to continue. You will see the results and they spur you on to keep going.
Just how to you get the motivation to start? Here is your weight loss motivation guide that you need to follow right now.
Start With Realistic and Achievable Goals
Setting weight loss goals in the first thing that you need to do. The last thing you want to do right now though is set a dream goal. Don’t think about where you want to be in five years time. Think about where you want to be next week, next month, or within the next three months.
These short goals are more realistic. They’re timely and achievable, helping you feel like you can actually succeed. You’re not setting yourself up to fail!
With achievable goals that you know you can reach, you will find you have the motivation to at least try. When you get down about something, you can look back over your goals.
These goals don’t need to be set in stone. You can make them bigger if you find that your initial goals were far too small.
Find an Accountability Partner
You’re not perfect. You won’t be able to motivate yourself on a daily basis alone. There’s nothing wrong with getting a weight loss partner. This is someone to keep you accountable to your goals. It’s a person who will listen to you when you have a bad day and spur you on to be a better person.
Be honest with your weight loss partner. Do you need someone to give you a kick up the backside when you’re having an off day? Do you need someone to keep you going when you just feel like giving up? Maybe you want someone to be competitive against.
There’s nothing wrong with what you want or need. You just need to be honest and find the right person. This person also needs to be someone you like, because you will see them on a daily basis.
Join Classes to Give You Somewhere to Go
People tend to find it hard to motivate themselves when they’re just exercising by themselves. Your accountability partner isn’t always going to be around and you’ll need to get yourself off the couch and at the gym without them there.
This is why classes can be great. You get to book yourself into something and make sure you get your exercise in for the day.
Classes also get you motivated throughout. There are other people around to keep up with and an energetic instructor to follow and feel connected to.
There are just so many types of classes out there. Consider something new every now and then to avoid getting bored with your new routine.
Get Your Exercise in the Morning
There’s nothing worse than leaving your exercise until the evening. You’ve had a long day at work or with the kids and the last thing you want to do is get sweaty around a bunch of strangers. You don’t want to go to the gym when you could curl up with a book or watch TV on the couch.
One of the best times to get exercising is in the morning. You will find it much easier to stick to and will feel great for the rest of the day knowing that you’ve done it.
If you can’t fit all your routine in during the morning, split it up into manageable chunks throughout the day. It’s just important to get the majority out of the way as soon as possible.
Track Your Days—Good and Bad
Why not get online and start a blog? If you don’t want to put yourself out there, you can always keep a journal or tracker. Either way, you want to get everything written down. It’s important to track the good and bad things that have happened, while making a note of the things you’ve eaten and exercise you’ve done.
Tracking helps to keep you within a calorie count or specific dietary points allowance. You’ll make sure you get your exercise in and will be able to track how you feel. When you have a bad day, you can look back to see how you overcame that feeling in the past. You get to look back over accomplishments and remind yourself why weight loss is so important to you.
When you have reached your goal, you get to look back over at how far you’ve come. This will help you remain at your new weight in the future!
It’s time to get motivated. While it can be hard, it’s not impossible. Take the steps above and you will find it much easier to start and stay on track with your weight loss plans. You’ll also find it much easier to remain on track once you have reached your weight loss goals.