At times, it is hard to stay motivated. Like many, you may have had a lot of motivation right at the beginning, but found your determination flagging after a bit. This is the time frame that separates the men from the boys (so to speak). What can you do to make yourself as motivated as others you see around you? What factors are keeping them motivated and successful?
Your first step is to determine your specific weight loss goals. You need to make up your mind and decide if you want to lose weight or just tone your body. Is there a target weight? Or is increasing your energy and endurance what’s important to you?
Maintaining records can really benefit your weight loss regimen. Taking notes can help keep you focused and intent on your weight loss goals. Weighing yourself each week will help you monitor your progress. You should also keep a food journal of everything you consume. When you write down your eating habits, it makes it easy to see and correct problem areas that are sabotaging your weight loss plan. Once you write down your food intake, you can begin to review what is working and what isn’t, evaluate eating patterns and isolate issues you may be having.
Food decisions that are last minute are most of the time the result of being overly hungry. Do not wait until you are extremely hungry to eat. Create your menus in advance, and never be without healthy snack foods. Instead of dining out, pack your own lunch. Doing this can help you save both money and calories! Being very hungry usually results in making poor food choices. Do not wait until you’re to hungry to think before you eat. Have a schedule for your meals, and also have a healthy snack close to hand in case you need it. Instead of eating out, take your lunch with you. This will help you watch how many calories you consume and save you money at the same time.
Eating healthy foods is not the only thing that is important to lose weight; exercise is also a needed element for any weight loss plan. For steady weight loss, try a combination of diet and exercise. You can also have fun by doing activities that involve exercise. When you find it too hard to get started when you work out, try to find someone to take walks with. Have your family join you for some exercise. You don’t need to be at the gym to exercise. Get outside, move your body and get your blood pumping and the pounds will start shedding.
Take some time to eliminate all unhealthy junk foods from your house. Stock your pantry with only healthy food that’s good for you so that it’s all you’ll have to eat. The more difficult it is for you to eat junk food, the less likely you are to eat it.
You cannot lose weight because your doctor says you should or your husband wants you to do it. You have to decide you are going to lose weight because you want to do it for yourself. However, if you get your friends and family in on the fun, you are far more likely to stick to your routine. Sometimes you might not really feel like exercising, so you may just need to spend some time with a like-minded soul. Use your support system when you are feeling tempted. They can help you remember why you are trying to make good choices and keep you motivated.
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