If you’ve been trying to lose weight for some time you know how hard it can sometimes be to simply get motivated to lose weight and more importantly to keep it off.
If you want to get motivated to lose weight until here are a few simple ways that will get you off that couch, that will stope you from eating the wrong foods and get you to do the "simple things" you need to do to lose weight and keep it from coming back.</p>
1. clearly identifie "Why" you want to lose weight in the first place:
So, the first thing to do ask yourself "Why do I want to lose weight?" Then write down the reasons "Why" you want to lose weight on a piece of paper or better yet in a journal. Go…do it now, and make this the first day that you absolutely start your weight loss process, and be very SPECIFIC about your reasons.
2. Talk about it in the "present tense" like it is already happening:
The more specific you get, the more real it will be for YOU, relate your reasons to your present life rather than in the distant future, what do you want NOW and exactly why do you want it?
You should be able to picture your reasons "Why?" visually.
I’m losing weight so I can have a slimmer face, clear and glowing skin.
Versus: I want to lose weight so I can look better.
I’m more confident when I talk to my boss at work and I can see how he appreciates the great work I’m doing.
Versus: I can be more confident about myself
See what’s happening here?… The more specifi you’re getting to "Why?" you want to lose weight and the more your reasons relate to your present life, the more you get motivated to lose weight and actually making it happen RIGHT NOW.
3. Surround yourself with the right people that keep you motivated to lose weight:
Being around the right people all the time is critical to getting and staying motivated to lose weight.
You know there’s a saying that goes like…. "tell me who your 5 closest friends are and I’ll tell you who you are"
Who you spend time with and surround yourself with makes a huge difference in the actions you take and the habits you form.
Just hang out with slim people long enough and you’ll POSITIVELY see the difference in yourself, if your 5 best friends are slim and fit and you surround yourself with slim people, then there’s only 1 of 2 things that can happen:
– They develop the habits to put on weight
– You get influenced to lose weight and become more "like them".
You will subconsciously do the things you need to lose weight from just surrounding yourself with the right people, be around positive, reinforcing people, people that support and re-assure you, and stay away from negative people even if they are your current best friends and family!
Negativity can pull you down, but positive vibrations from positive people will lift you up and keep you on track and motivated to keep losing weight and staying healthy.
Start today by associating yourself with the right people online, your Facebook friends, YouTube friends and even weight loss support groups and communities online will help you with how to get motivated to lose weight and stay motivated.
4. Put together your 2 "What If?…." sheets now:
What if I do…? And What if I don’t…? On your What if I do…? sheet write down at the top…
"These are GREAT CHANGES that are going to happen to me starting 1) tomorrow, 2) within 2 months and 3) in 1 to 2 years."
Then write down every single GOOD CHANGE you can imagine that will happen to you in the immediate, short term and long term time frames….if you START TAKING ACTION NOW to lose weight.
Now that you’ve written down all the things you can imagine, you have a vivid and clear picture for getting motivated to lose weight. Be aware of your "What If…" list, read your list 3 times a week.
See what’s happening? Yes, you’re getting motivated to lose weight NOW even as you’re reading your lists.
Keep doing this and you’ll find yourself taking action, then your habits are changing quickly, then you start SEEING RESULTS.
As soon as you see results, you reinforce your actions and that in turn motivates you to take more action, and this is a powerful positive cycle to be in.
this will guarantee that you will:
1. get motivated to lose weight
2. start taking the right actions to lose weight and keep it off
3. never want to look back – so you’ll stay motivated.