Are you having trouble keeping motivated to lose weight? Weight loss motivation is important. It’s very easy to fall off the wagon.
Here are some tips to help you get and stay motivated in order to reach your weight loss goals..
Don’t Let The Scale Get You Down
Instead of weighing daily, weigh yourself just once a week. The scale can fluctuate every day based on numerous things so can go up a kg based on water retention, etc. Don’t jeopardise your motivation by getting depressed if you’re up a kg today. Wait and look forward to a weekly weigh in instead.
Don’t go by the number on the scale alone. Every two weeks, measure your waist at the navel, your hips, your chest, etc. Then you can have more weight loss motivation by seeing centimetres lost, as well as pounds. This will help you keep motivated on the weeks where the scale isn’t being kind because the measuring tape can show progress.
If you are making lifestyle changes for the whole family, inclusion will make it easiest. If not everyone in the house is willing, ask them for support by not keeping junk food around the house, not chastising you to have a piece of cake or a slice of pizza, and so on. Your support group will help you succeed.
Keep A Weight Loss Journal
Willpower is important and so is accountability. This can help you with weight loss motivation and can help you purge negative emotions as well as be accountable to yourself by tracking measurements, food eaten, exercise, and by acknowledging times that you’ve faltered.
Find A Weight Loss Buddy At Work
The workday can be tricky. If you find a lunch buddy that will brown bag it with you and take a walk after you both eat, this can help with both of your weight loss motivation levels. Sharing goals can be very empowering.
Why not start a weight loss support group at work or a competition where co-workers can sponsor one another for weight loss success and donate winnings to charity or to fund a company event?
Join Online Weight Loss Support Groups
Seeing before and after photos, reading about others’ success, and getting support from cyberspace can be excellent for your weight loss motivation and you can pay it forward by motivating and encouraging others, too.
Finding weight loss motivation may need to be a daily chore for you. Weight loss isn’t always easy when there are so many factors and emotions tied to success. Striving to find and share daily motivation to get healthy and look and feel better will help you reach your goals sooner.