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Find Inspiration to Keep on Your Weight Loss Journey

Find Inspiration to Keep on Your Weight Loss Journey

Losing weight can lead to a healthier you, but along the way, especially if things get hard, you can lose your inspiration and that can lead to discouragement. To stay motivated, there are some simple steps you can take to guarantee your success.

You want to first understand the reason behind what you’re doing. When you know the reason behind your weight loss goals, it’s easier to keep focused on that. It might be something like you want to be healthier or you want to be able to do things that your weight is holding you back from doing.

Once you identify your reason for losing weight, don’t lose sight of that. Write down your reason or even multiple reasons on a notecard and tape it up so that you see it every day.

That way, you’re reminded of why you’re doing what you are. Always make your goals specific. You don’t want to have a goal of wanting to lose some weight. Instead, pick the number of pounds that you’d like to lose.

Put that goal at the top of your page. Then list steps that lead up to that goal. These are smaller goals that feed into that larger goal which is the completed weight loss. Make these goals something that you can accomplish – like you promise to commit to exercising twice a week with an emphasis on building muscle the third day of the week.

Then, every time you achieve that workout goal for the week, you put a check mark by that day. This helps you see what you’ve accomplished already, and it keeps you inspired to keep going.

Losing weight doesn’t have to be a solitary journey. Studies have shown that it helps to have people who are going through the same thing so that you can get support.

This can be in the form of having friends or family lose weight with you as long as they’re just as committed.

If you don’t have anyone in person that can be your support, look for an online community. You can find a lot of these where you can share goals, wins, weight loss roadblocks and more.

The success needed to lose weight begins in the mind. You have to keep a positive mindset and don’t let yourself dwell on negatives, difficult steps in the journey or setbacks.

Instead, keep a positive mindset. This can help you when you feel like you’re not making any headway. Write down positive thoughts or quotes about weight loss and read those daily if you have to.

Make sure that every single goal that you accomplish you inspire yourself through a small reward. This can be something like new music, going to the movies, buying a new book or an outfit or a new piece of workout gear. These rewards help you to look forward to reaching the next goal.