Knowing the good consequences of weight loss is one thing; getting sustained motivation to get there is another topic. Weight loss motivation is easy…at first. Many weight loss enthusiasts find it hard to keep their motivation running high after the initial phase. This is true across all human endeavors. We start off highly motivated, only to see that motivation fade by the sides as time passes us by.
Therefore, if you want to lose the weight and keep it off for good, you need to have a few tricks up your sleeves which can help you keep your motivation in check-especially during moments of self-doubts and difficulties. Here are a few:
Write and Rewrite Your Goals
The process of writing and rewriting goals never cease to amaze me. This is a powerful tool since it entices the unconscious mind-which is solely responsible for generating motivation-to stay on track. It is also a constant reminder of the reasons why you’ve embarked on the weight loss path in the firs place.
The more you write and rewrite your goals and the more you think about them, the clearer they get and the definitions will become sharper.
Clarity is power and will boost your motivation. Therefore, make a habit of jogging down and revising your goals on daily basis. Get a notebook and keep it with you at all times. Each day rewrite your weight loss goals. The best times to do so are both before you go to bed and as soon as you wake up in the morning, this because the unconscious mind is more suggestible during such times of the day.
The Mastermind Principle
We become the people we surround ourselves for most of the time, as Brian Tracy-mental performance and motivation expert-never get tired to say. Hence, the people you keep at close proximity can doubtless make or break your weight loss motivation. And you can’t do much about it.
Nonetheless, choosing the right company is the right decision to make, however, I’m not suggesting you to dump all your less-than-slender friends. Nevertheless, minimizing your contact-at least, until you reach your desired weight-can kick start your motivation again.
Therefore, you should start hanging around slimmer, fitter people and your unconscious mind will start turning on the new frequencies and vibration. Head to your local gym or health club and try to spend as much time possible socializing with the kind of people you want to become.
Another way to boost your motivation levels is to seek inspiration and find a mental mentor to get you moving. This mentor doesn’t have to be a coach or a spiritual guru; mentors come in many forms and shapes. A biography or a book can be good mentors as well. When we get inspired, we see a better version of ourselves, this can be both very uplifting and enticing to take more action.
Therefore, you need to figure out who inspires you the most. Maybe it’s Gandhi or the old lady next door who walks daily despite her old age. Regardless, you’ll move more swiftly and unhindered toward making your weight loss resolution a concrete reality, while at the same time, keep your sanity and actually make your journey more pleasant.