Weight loss motivation is one of the most difficult things to maintain when you are trying to lose weight
. Here are a few good tip to keep you focused and on the right track.
It's really important to have someone to diet or exercise with. You are both in there challenge and encourage each other. When you know that your exercise buddy is going to be at the gym or the local track waiting for you you're more apt to get out of bed.
Develop an achievable and realistic weight loss plan. It's easy to get discouraged and quit if you're trying to lose 10 pounds a week for 3 weeks. It's also not very healthy.
But if your plan is to lose 2 pounds per week for 15 weeks that's doable. Even if you have one rough week you can make it up.
Don't weigh yourself everyday. That can be discouraging. There are too many factors that can affect one day. Instead weigh yourself once a week. This will be more indicative of what you've really accomplished.
Allow yourself to eat something sinful from time to time. It's not necessary to totally eliminate pizza or ice cream from your diet. Just cut back. Instead of eating half a bag of chips put a handful on a plate and put the bag away.
If you have a picture of when you were heavier keep it in view. This reminds you of a place you don't want to go back to. It also gives you encouragement for how far you've come.
Also from time to time refer to a picture of yourself when you were thinner. It may not be realistic to get back to your high school weight but gives you inspiration knowing that you were thinner once.
If that's not possible then practice daily visualization. Also look at your written goal. These really can have a positive affect on you and give you a consistent weight loss motivation.
If you've reached your original goals or are close then reevaluate them. Change them a little or set them a little higher. Work out a little longer. Pick up the pace of your bicycle rides or your walks. Improve upon the weight you can lift.
Maybe you've cut back on the beer you drink or the pizza you eat but can even do more. These little goals can challenge and continue to motivate.
The main thing is for you to not lose what you've accomplished. You may even want to visit your doctor more often just to hear him or her comment on the progress you've made since the last visit.