Wanting to lose weight and finding the motivation to lose weight are two completely separate ideas. Although you may want to achieve a healthier weight, you might find it hard to change your mindset. In order to get yourself moving and start a weight-loss program, you need to find personal motivation and discover why you truly want to slim down. Follow these 6 steps to get your in the right mindset for losing weight.
Weigh yourself first thing in the morning to find out your current weight with no clothes on. Do this on a weekly basis at the same time and day to see your progress. Don’t get too frustrated if you don’t always lose weight as sometimes you put on muscle which weighs more than fat, or you might just have a plateau from time to time.
List the reasons you want to lose weight. Think about how you feel when you go swimming, being able to be active with your children or feeling more confident about yourself. Dig deep and look for the personal reasons you want to have a healthy weight.
Consider how being overweight can jeopardize your health. People who are overweight are at a higher risk for heart disease, diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
Get support from your family and friends. Share your goals with people you trust to build you up and help you along the way. Ask if anyone wants to join you during workouts for added support. Another option is to get a personal trainer to give you that added motivation and keep you on track!
Develop a plan based on your goals. Write down the time, place, duration and activity you want to perform each day for exercise. Seeing a plan can help you to believe it is achievable and manageable.
Think of ways to reward yourself for losing weight. Make small goals for every 2 to 5 lbs. you lose and one large reward for when you reach the finish line. You could treat yourself to a new article of clothing, a day at the spa or your favorite treat or go to a movie.
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Remember most of all the key to losing weight is keeping a positive mindset and thinking at all times you can do it and you will do it!
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