Finding the motivation to lose weight can be so very challenging. I know it was for me for many years. Hopefully this will give you the answers you seek.
For someone interested in losing excess weight, there are a number of factors involved. For starters, it would be essential to get motivated, which for most people is a serious challenge. In addition, the right workout program, as well as diet and other nutrition would need to be identified according to need but also goal. Along with this, an individual would need to consider a proper maintenance program after achieving the desired weight loss to stay on top of things.
As mentioned, one of the biggest challenges finding the motivation to lose weight. Sadly, most people have low self-esteem as a result of carrying around excess weight. Because of this, many of these people have adopted a “I’m defeated” attitude, believing there is no point in even trying. Anyone with weight to lose needs to know this as a lie. Yes, losing weight is hard but the time and effort is a worthwhile investment. I for one embrace the philosophy of “it’s never too late!” This is the truth. You can do this!
In addition to following the right diet and workout program, you must have a strong support system. Family members and friends, as well as an outside support or challenge group can provide the encouragement that most people need but in addition to this, hold the individual accountable. Even if the person trying to lose weight does not welcome a support system that includes accountability, this is critical to success. One way people find support is to connect with a Free Coach like me to help them find and keep the motivation to lose weight.
Tips for Getting Motivation To Lose Weight
Although the public is becoming better educated about the consequences of being overweight or obese, this problem is still at epidemic proportions in the United States, as well as other countries. Because of this fact and the importance of getting and staying motivated while striving to lose unwanted pounds, I want to take the opportunity to provide a few tips that would help you get and stay motivated to lose weight to the point of achieving your goal.
Identify Health Benefits
Although most people are fully aware that being overweight or obese is dangerous, few understand the full extent of consequences. Whether conducting research alone or sitting down with a medical doctor, one of the first things you need to do is identify all the health benefits that would come from losing weight. Knowing how weight loss would improve health is a great motivational tool. Experience tells me that many people discover benefits they never knew existed until they got on their journey!
Setting Realistic Goals Provides Motivation To Lose Weight
One of the primary reasons that so many people fail at losing weight is by setting unattainable goals. For instance, if a person needed to drop 100 pounds and expected to do so within four months, failure is imminent. However, if would be much easier for you to stay focused and push toward your goal if you were to set a realistic goal. This applies not only for the time it would take to drop weight but also the actual amount of weight that you need to lose. I say set the target and go for it, making adjustments along the way and acknowledging yourself for achieving benchmarks along the journey!
Determination, Persistence, and Patience
Whether you want to drop 10 pounds or 100 pounds, success comes from determination, persistence, and patience. Keep in mind that there are always plateaus during any weight loss journey. Sometimes little setbacks too. Even without these, there will be times when an individual will find it difficult to keep moving forward. This is when you should look at photos, understand health benefits, and depend on support to get over the hump. Never, never, never give up!
Diet Program (Nutrition Plans) To Lose Weight
Another reason for failure has to do with the type of diet and workout plan a person chooses. Keep in mind that diets are all different. Even though I use the word diet, I do not like the term because it usually means depriving yourself and it’s temporary. So, let’s call it a “nutrition plan.” All nutrition plans offer benefits based on the types of food, preparation process, flavor, convenience, and expense. Therefore, if you have a significant amount of weight to lose, serious consideration would need to be given to nutrition plans that consist only of whole foods, require a lot of preparation time, or cost hundreds of dollars every month. The plans we offer are very sensible and customizable. I think that is why people get results and stick with the plan! It certainly will give you motivation to lose weight when you eat to live and fuel your body with good, tasty, healthy food.
Get That Motivation Using Photographs
There are times when photos of a person at a healthy weight or photos of a desired body type would be helpful. While photos are good motivators, you need to remember that a number of factors might limit actual results. As an example, someone at age 50 looking at a photo of a slim body from 30 years ago could have the opposite effect. Because the goal would probably be unrealistic, rather than the photo being motivational to lose weight, it could be detrimental. I think having photos and inspiration are great motivation to lose weight as long as they are realistic goals.
Workout Routines Speed Up Your Weight Loss
All experts agree that in order for any weight loss plan to work, you need daily exercise. Some weight might be lost without working out, but it would not be to the same level as adding fitness to your routine. While someone with a lot of weight to lose might start off with exercises that seem useless, the truth is that spending a minimum of 30 minutes a day moving is better than no exercise at all. As a matter of fact, many of the clients I coach, get great results with our 10 minute exercise program. Of course, the type and intensity of exercise would advance as the weight comes off.
Professional Coach/Free Coach Provides Great Motivation To Lose Weight
If it fits in your budget, hiring a diet and/or fitness coach would be an excellent way to get and stay motivated to lose weight. For diet, a coach or nutritionist could help a person choose the best program or even customize one. Then as far as a fitness coach, this professional could devise the perfect workout regimen based on the person’s current weight but also intended goal and any known health risks. A FREE Coach is also a great benefit as people often find the motivation they need as well as get answers to their big questions while on their journey. This is where I come in to connect online or on the phone. Your results is my mission. Of course there needs to be a serious commitment on your part in wanting to succeed.
Are You Ready To Finally Have The Motivation To Lose Weight?
I’m ready to help you get results! The easiest way to get get started is to make me your coach. Go create a free account at this link. Then you will have access to meal planning tools, motivation tips, health and fitness support groups and direct access to me! Let’s find you the motivation to lose weight today!