7 ways to remain motivated throughout your fat loss journey.
May 28, 2019
The no 1 reason why we always fail at things we set out to do is lack of motivation.
The absence of will power to keep going.
You feel like you would rather settle for mediocrity rather than keep moving.
Lacking motivation during your fat loss journey is more like a kiss of death.
This will especially hit you hard as you will be trying to change your body, burning all this calories and changing your diet plan and you basically just want to be away from all this tension and muscle body aches.
This is the hardest phase in the fat loss journey
Most people never make it out of this stage and if you do, the probability of you reaching the touchline is high.
At this phase, you will require all the motivation and energy you can sum up so as to keep moving.
Here are 7 ways to revamp your fat loss journey:
Tweak your environment to favor you.
Your surrounding is always a major source of inspiration to you. It affects everything you want to do and achieve.
Say for instance you are surrounded by friends and family who do not believe in the power of weight load, they do not encourage you to keep going.
You share your plans with them and all they do is laugh, believe you me, your drive and motivation will go down a huge notch.
Another example is if you spend most of your time close to fast food restaurants or attend multiple social functions, you will be so tempted to indulge in them and probably give up on your action plan.
When you set out to lose weight, you have to tweak your surrounding to favor you.
Stay around friends who can motivate you. Be in places that make you want to get to your end goal.
Tune your mind to sing along and cheer you to keep going.
Keep track of everything you do.
You should be accountable and responsible for your actions. Have a record of the small goals you achieve and build them up to your final goal.
Everytime you achieve a goal, you can reward yourself so that you will be looking forward to your next step.
Push yourself to pursuing these small goals and keep yourself in charge.
You can also use apps that will help you be on track every single day.
I will also advice you to calculate the calories you want to lose per week and at the end of each week, check to see your progress.
Constantly reviewing your goals will help you succeed and see more results.
Connect with others.
There is always power in staying around like minded people. It helps you grow and builds you to accept your journey.
While connecting will help you share with other women your challenges and achievements, it will also help you to feel that you are not alone in this journey.
There are lots of communities you can take part in not just physically but also on the online space.
I recommend my number one community that is a great inspiration to women who want to lose weight.
This is the Healthy Wage community.
Here you will grow your morale and even seek assistance from other women whenever you are stuck.
Do not take this journey alone. No one ever made it alone.
Create a constant mental image.
Your mind is a very powerful tool. What you conceive in your mind becomes your reality.
I once learnt that when you create a mental image of what you want to achieve, your mind subconciously starts working on getting you to your desired goal.
You start to feel yourself gravitating towards your goal.
You can apply this too. Have a clear picture of what u desire. That flat tummy u want, let it be clearly written in your mind.
Keep a journal.
I know you are probably like, “do journals still work?”
Yes they do. You can keep a record of everything you do on a daily basis even to the most minude activity.
This way you won’t be able to miss or forget on things you were supposed to do.
Also make sure to have a to do list for daily guidance.
We are all prone to forgetting and it is best to keep alert and be always on the go.
Whenever you feel overwhelmed and unable to keep going, you can hot this down on your journal and encourage yourself to keep moving forward.
This will serve as an encouragement in the future when you look into your journal and see what you overcomes.
Someday you will look back on your fat loss journey and be pleased you pushed yourself to do it.
Listen to uplifting podcasts.
It is a digital world and everything is becoming easier by the day. One of the biggest benefits of tech is podcasts.
These literally help you keep moving especially when you are too busy to read a book or watch a show.
You can always plug some earphones on and be good to go.
There are so many topics you can listen to from weightloss tips to motivational content.
You could be working out while listening to podcasts. Or maybe even cook while listening.
With podcasts you can always multitask while improving yourself.
Read a self help book regularly.
If you have great passion for reading then you should invest in reading a good book.
Self help books are perfect when it comes to motivating oneself.
I personally set a goal to always read a book a week.
But this requires time and willingness.
If you are a reader this will be easy for you. There is an option for those who don’t love reading, there are multiple audio books that you could listen to.
Self motivation is not an easy task. But it is an important thing to do. If you master the art of motivating yourself to achieve your set goals, you will be able to overcome many obstacles and result to a happier you, a healthier self and a sexier you.
The steps above will go a long way to motivate you and keep you moving.
Let you not have any excuses for not burning that fat.