A lot of people want to lose weight. Fact is, almost everybody wants to lose weight. This is why a lot of diet plans, exercises and just about any kind of weight loss programs sprang up to help the public with this problem. However, no matter how effective the weight loss program is, many individuals come out dissatisfied and discouraged and find themselves hopping from one weight loss program to the next until they get the thought that all programs don’t work. The thing is most of the weight loss programs work very well as a matter of fact, what is missing in the picture is the weight loss motivation of the individual.
There are a lot of ways to have weight loss motivation and these vary from individual-as how he or she sees it fit. Because of this, there’s no such thing as the only way or kind of weight loss motivation. However, there is what you’d call as the right kind of weight loss motivation for you. Whatever it is, be sure that you have it in order to really stick to your weight loss plan and make it work. If you still haven’t decided on what weight loss motivation you should have, let me help you by giving it a kick start.
Motivation #1: Write Down Your Weight Goal
Nothing works better than keeping your goals in sight. With this, write down the weight that you want to have at the end of your weight loss plan. Do not ever say that you will shed pounds as you go along and that you do not have any weight goal in mind. This will only lead you to slack off in the middle of your weight loss program.
If you are a 300 pounder now, think of maybe losing 150 lbs within say, 5 months. Write this down in your diary or in a piece of paper. Stick that paper (make sure that it is big) on your fridge’s door or in the room where you work out. Whichever place you stick the paper, make sure that the weight goal is written in very big characters and is placed in places where you can see them easily.
Motivation #2: Don’t Beat Yourself Up
The problem with people when it comes to losing weight is that they usually beat their selves up. Do not make the same mistake. If you are not losing as much weight this week as much as you want yourself to be, do not force yourself. Doing so will only discourage you.
If you are not losing weight as much as you want to, or feel like you are not shedding any pound at all, use this as a motivation. Use this as a reason to really stick to the plan instead of punishing yourself (such as going on a crash diet or starving off). And when you do lose the pounds, give yourself a cheer or a treat.
Motivation #3: Pin-ups!
If you find it really hard to stick to a plan, get yourself a pin-up! Look for posters of your favorite actors and actresses (choose the ones that are fit and lean, mind you). Pin their posters up in your room or anywhere that you want to put it. Use the poster as a way to make you think how much you envy having that kind of body and how much you want to have it. It may sound a bit juvenile, but then, who cares?