If you are struggling to get motivated to lose a little weight, you are not alone. The first step is the most important one, realizing that you need to lose weight. Many people carry around extra pounds and never even try to lose weight, so realizing that you need to drop a few pounds can be the most difficult step. If you look in the mirror and notice that you are not as thin as you used to be, now is the time to take action. Congratulations, you just completed the first step!
Now it’;s time to get motivated. If you have tried to lose weight in the past but did not get the results you were looking for, it’;s ok. You might not always be successful on the first attempt or even the second attempt, but if you keep trying you will achieve the results you are looking for. Perseverance is the key to achieving your goal. Do not dwell on the fact that you may have failed in the past. Try to imagine in your mind what you will look like at your goal weight.
Now it’;s time to set goals for yourself. You should be realistic when setting your goals. If you want to lose twenty pounds, try to lose one pound per week. After five months you will be at your desired weight. While your long term goal is twenty pounds, your weekly goal is only one pound. Choose a specific day of the week for your weigh in and stick to it. If after the first week you have lost one pound, you have completed your first goal. When you set your goals too high, you are setting yourself up for failure. If you set your first week goal to five pounds and only lost one, you are more likely to feel like a failure and give up on your diet. If you set these small goals for yourself and achieve the results you are looking for, you are more likely to feel confident to move on to the next goal.
Try to imagine what you will do when you are at your target weight. Maybe you will be able to fit into your skinny jeans or feel comfortable in a bikini at the beach. This will help to provide you with the extra motivation that you need to stick with your diet.
You should decide to reward yourself for a job well done. Make a promise to yourself that when you finally get to your goal weight that you will reward yourself with something that you want. Maybe it’;s a new computer or a weekend getaway, be sure to reward yourself for all of your hard work.
If you follow these steps, you will certainly reach your goal.