Staying on track with your weight loss programme – tips to stay motivated!
So you’ve decided to get healthy and lose weight and you start your journey, but the first few weeks just aren’t as easy as you might think. You do everything humanly possible to stick to your diet and at first everything is great but then you get tired, catch a cold and break out in a cold sweat (or more) because you feel a bit backwards. But that’s another story and more about what you experience today and tomorrow.
The next few days will be much easier as you manage to generate electricity in the next few days as well as the next few days. But your days with all the rubbish that has come in and more and more rubbish that will eventually be thrown away. Before that started, you had the opportunity to brush your teeth, and as you brush, you actually catch your first break in sweat. Yes, the first few days are the easiest days of all, but the next two or three days are much harder, but you lose weight.
Unfortunately it gets much harder, but remember at this point what I said about pain being nothing but feedback? Well, this is the same in reverse because it is getting harder. The reason it gets harder is because you put on those clothes; you can lose more weight if you just had an extra pair of shoes. But when that happens, you’ve lost half the weight and made it harder to do it even more. Ask yourself more about uncomfortable feelings. You might just be thirsty. This is because your body is telling you that you need water. If you do and your body can let you know this without question, this is a great sign. If you are wet, you have a few pounds, but you are well on your way to fat loss.
If you still lack motivation and aren’t sure why, ask yourself what you want to achieve.
Do you want short-term or long-term weight loss results?
Are you willing to do whatever it takes to get there?
How much do you want to invest in this goal?
How much are you willing to risk to achieve this goal?
On a scale of 1-10, how would you rate your motivation?
Short term (scale 1-5) – 9 or 10
Long-term (scale 6-10) – 6 or 7
You have the idea! Keep a log of how you are doing and what you have achieved. Your personal workouts are important and important to you. If you can’t go to the gym 3 or 4 days a week, it’s a waste of time. Read on to find out what some MUST-DO steps you need to take to be prepared for your next workout.
Diet, if you want long term motivation and long term results then choose a “Diet”, if you are a beginner and want to choose wisely then choose “Eat Stop Eat”. There are several diets, but this one seems to be the best because it gives you a lot of flexibility and is the basis for The Fat Loss Black Book by Brad Pilon, one of the best things you can do to lose weight. It’s an introduction to “what we eat” and how to “eat” instead of “eating”.
If you don’t know what that means, let me explain. Eat and let food feed your body. If you combine all your calorie teams with a delicious salad, you will be 2 meals later and hungry. Eat five or six times a day; it is an assurance that you will not be hungry. Finally, never skip a meal.
This diet has worked for thousands and I am sure it will do for you too.
Also create a routine!
If you are really ambitious and motivated to break the diet habit, start a routine. It doesn’t have to be hard or boring, it just needs to be done. Get up in the morning and create your burning desire to lose weight.
The key is to look ahead and envision success. You can do it to yourself now, even if you are not in a hurry.
The same goes for the night before and certainly yesterday. Take that feeling of success and think about it every time you decide to go out to dinner. Consider the success of everyone in the world today. You can do it.
Get comfortable when you decide you are going to eat that slice of pizza.