People think that the key to weight loss is dieting and exercising. But I’m here to tell you that the key to weight loss is actually ambition and drive. You can’t lose weight (and keep it off) unless you continue to keep yourself motivated.
But just how can you keep yourself going when working out is so difficult and eating greasy foods is so easy. Read on for tips on how to keep yourself motivated and reach your weight loss goals.
Set Obtainable Goals
Goals are key to keep you motivated. You must remain realistic on this point. Most people will set goals that are over the top and they can not reach them. Keep your goals in your reach by setting only easily obtainable goals.
Safety In Numbers
Find someone to help you keep motivated. This is great for people who have the same goals. If you have a friend who is also looking to drop a few pounds you two should work out with each other.
Shout It out!
You reached a goal share it with people who care. You can Facebook or Tweet it. Every like or reply will help keep you motivated. You also have no idea the effect you may have on someone else who has the same goals as you.
Keep A Journal
Journaling is another good way to keep up your spirits. Right down what fitness routine you did and what you ate for the day. This will not only motivate yourself but you will find what works for you. Every time you have a success write it down (or blog about it).
Focus On The Positives
You may not reach every goal you set, but know that you are working on it. Stay positive. Don’t get down on yourself if you skip a few workouts or eat an unhealthy meal. Everybody has setbacks.
If you reached a goal, treat yourself. You like shopping? Go out and buy yourself a new outfit. Do something that makes you feel good to reward yourself for your good behavior.
These are just a few things you can do to keep yourself motivated and keep your spirits up. You may not always reach every goal but it does not mean you can’t. It just may take a little more time. You should not give up. Keep in mind all the things above as motivation, and keep going until you reach your goal weight. You can do it.