How To Stay Motivated While On Your Weight Loss Journey
Losing weight is never easy. The will power to keep on is what starts to wane thin as you get to your ideal weight. Countless Push ups and jumping jacks add up and the tedious task of combating unwanted fat ends up becoming a chore, rather than a ‘leap for joy’ moment. Sweet tooth temptations haunt you at every corner and you find yourself giving in to the urges that lead you back to the path of adding more pounds.
That is why it is essential that you take a step back and ask yourself why you even embarked on this weight loss journey in the first place. Maintaining mental and emotional support is important to succeed. Below are some motivational tips that you can incorporate in your life so that they help you get back up when you feel down and discouraged.
1) Nothing Lasts Forever
So as the grass is green in the summer, so shall it wither and die in the winter. Always remind yourself that nothing lasts forever. Your struggle to lose weight shall come to pass when you establish the right routine for yourself. Eating right and doing exercise shall become so entwined with your daily life that you will wonder how you possibly ever did without it. Keep telling yourself that you shall be successful in your goals and so you shall. Breathe life into your words and see those words shall transform into your own reality.
2) Keep A Positive Attitude
Just because you ate a glazed doughnut today, does not mean it is the end of the world. It also does not mean that it will multiply into a thousand other doughnuts and create an avalanche of fat through out your body. Always keep a positive state of mind and remind yourself that you are as human as the next person. You are not living on Mars, while we are out here on Earth living perfect lives. If you don’t succeed the first time, there is always another time. You cannot run out of chances as long as you are alive and willing to give it all you’ve got.
3) Switch Up Your workouts/ Food choices
Doing the same workout or exercise day in, day out can demotivate you very quickly. Having the same menu for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner can also prove to be a monotonous routine. It is best to try and eat and exercise differently each day so that you stay interested in what you are trying to accomplish. Staying with the same routine will tend to bore you will eventually get an excuse to slack off or stop altogether.
4) Reward Yourself
When you get to the end of a workout, get into the Jacuzzi and relax as long as you can! Having an ice cream after abstaining for a while is not bad, nor will it make you instantly fat! Try and do things that feel good after a hard, strenuous workout. This will help you sustain wellness in general for a long time.