The First Step to Weight Loss is Motivation



Off the top of my head I can probably give you a dozen fat loss tips right now. However, I’m not going to do that—not exactly at least. There are loads of articles out there that will give you excellent advice on how to lose weight. Instead of doing the same, this list will give you tips on how to motivate yourself to lose weight. Before you can start with a program it is necessary to motivate yourself first. It is also important to remain motivated throughout your weight loss program to ensure that you stick to it. Here’s how.

Picture the new old you

Take out some of your old photographs of the thinner and sexier you and display them in such a way that you get to see them all the time. These pictures will remind you of how you used to look like and should make you want to work hard to bring back the glory days.

Resurrect your favorite jeans

Although it may sound as vain as tip #1, it is also a good idea to bring out that pair of jeans that you used to wear all the time but no longer fits. Hanging them in a place like your bedroom door should keep you reminded of the old you.

Looking forward

An excellent motivator is buying an expensive and stylish piece of clothing that is a size or two smaller. Investing in a pricey pair of trendy slacks should help you work until you cut down enough inches on your waist line to be able to wear them.

Celebrate the small victories

Remember that fitness is more like a marathon than a sprint. By setting small weekly or monthly goals you will be able to track your progress which will keep you motivated to continue as you reach them and step by step. And once you’ve achieved a goal, no matter how small, celebrate it! You don’t always want to feel like you are far away from the finish line – celebrate each milestone as you achieve it along the way.

Have an accountability partner.

Find a friend, trainer, or group that will keep you on track when you miss a workout, or feel like quitting.

Record your mistakes

You may also want to keep a journal to jot down your failures to stick to your program. Write down how frustrated you are at yourself for not being able to go to the gym for a week or why you ate that last piece of pie. Aside from being a good outlet, this method will also help you find concrete solutions should you find yourself in the same situation in the future.

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