6 Tips To Stay Motivated During Your Weight Loss Journey
26th June 2019 - by Indre Daukintyte
Achieving our goals is seldom easy. It is why knowing how to stay motivated is so incredibly important when it comes to getting what we want in the long term.
Follow these tips or any combination of them that works for you.
1. Remind Yourself Why You Set The Goal
When things feel overwhelming, just take a few moments to sit back and remind yourself why you chose your path in the first place.
Why did you choose to lose weight?
Was it because you knew your end goal would lead to long term happiness?
This can always help you find clarity in the worst moments.
2. Visualize The Results
It is important to visualize the end result and what it will feel like when you've achieved your end goal.
Make sure to imagine not only how you are going to look once all the weight has come off, but also how you are going to feel.
Visualize how my clothes will feel looser on your body, and how much more fluidly and easily you will be able to move. Try to actually feel the additional energy and stamina that you will have as a result of losing the weight!
3. Break The Goal Down Into Smaller Pieces
Break your goals down into smaller, more task-oriented goals — and set target deadline for those tasks.
For example. if your goal is: "to lose 50 kilos" start by saying, "first I'm going to lose 1 kilo, then 3 kilos and after a few months, it is going to be 15 kilos" etc.
This method can make even the biggest task feel more manageable.
4. Social support: A necessity for weight loss
According to research, having a specialist who is supportive of your healthy eating is important for long-term weight-loss success.
The specialist will stay in touch for example when we overeat, it is easy to feel ashamed and isolate ourselves.
But support can be crucial in getting us back on track. So manage to reach your therapist even when you are feeling down.
5. Take A Deep Breath And Reward Yourself
Find a way to relax and pamper yourself. Don't forget to reward yourself after reaching smaller goals. It could be a new dress, a new toy or a good massage in the spa!
6. Share Your Progress With Others
Sharing your successes publicly may sound a bit narcissistic, but there is a good reason to boast about your achievements. Studies have shown that publicly sharing your progress can actually help motivate you to accomplish your goals.
You can share your progress on Instagram, Facebook or other social media!