When you are trying to lose weight there are so many things that can stand in your way. Maybe you aren’t seeing results quickly enough, or maybe you’re living in an unsupportive household. For every little thing that makes you less motivated there are more things that could be motivating you.
For some people it’s simply the health factor that keeps them motivated. Maybe you were diagnosed with high blood pressure or diabetes, but if you lost twenty pounds or more you would reduce your chances of living with these diseases for the rest of your life. Wouldn’t that be motivation enough?
Get A Trainer
Even when it seems like doing it for your own health is too much work you can find motivation by joining a gym. Better than that, you could get yourself a personal trainer. Consider a place where you work directly with a trainer. They will push you farther than you thought you could go so you will see results and be motivated to keep it up.
Whether or not you can get personal, one-on-one, service is an important thing to look into when you are considering a gym or fitness center. Find a place that will help you stay motivated and be successful in your weight loss, it will be more worth your money than spending every day on a treadmill.
Make A Friendly Pact
If you’re not ready for a trainer yet, or you just feel like that isn’t something that you can fit into your budget, find a friend that wants to lose weight too and work together to stay accountable. You can simply communicate online, and check in with your weekly weight goals and daily fitness and food goals. Or, you can actually meet up and workout together and help push each other on that last mile or those last 100 steps.
Throw Out The Scale
While you don’t have to actually toss your scale in the trash, you should learn to rely on it less. Maybe only weigh in once a month, instead of weekly, especially if you aren’t seeing quick results. The constant reminder that you are losing weight may not be a very good motivator.
You’ll still know that you are losing weight when your clothes start to fit more loosely, and that will be the extra motivation you need in order to keep going.
Keep The Junk Food Out Of The Kitchen
Having junk food in the house can be a real detriment to your weight loss strategy. While you don’t want to deny yourself a snack or sweets once in awhile. You also don’t want to overdo it. Instead, walk to the party store for a candy bar when you decide you need a snack. This way you get in a workout and earn that reward.