How many times have you promised yourself, this time is going to be different? This is the time I will lose 10 pounds. This will be the time I will eat a healthier diet. So many past promises that never came true but are still there waiting for you. Right now is always the best time to begin your new weight loss journey and know that you can do it!
At first, things go very well. I like to call this ramping mode. You begin with a new grocery list and exercise plan and go on for about a week or two and begin to start drifting away when things get exhausting or difficult. You then think it wasn’t the right time or you weren’t ready for the changes to happen, leaving you defeated and reaching for your midnight snacks again. We have all been there, excited as ever and ready to make changes happen but staying motivated is where things can change. I have rounded up the best five motivational tips for you to survive your weight loss journey and finally reach those goals!
1. Remember Why You Started
Whether you are just starting or have been on this weight loss journey for a few months, remembering why you started in the first place can keep your eyes on the prize. Motivation can look different to every person and finding your mojo can be the key to your success. Some are looking for more energy and feel amazing. Some are wanting to have a great time with their children without getting out of breath from playing outside. Others are wanting to limit their percentage of illnesses that are common in their families genes.
All of these can be amazing reasons to lose that weight. Write it down on a piece of paper that you can see daily and see the magic unfold before you.
2. Create Realistic Expectations
This might seem counter-intuitive but creating expectations that are attainable for you is a huge missing link I see often. It is totally okay to have an end goal that is larger than life but creating goals every month that you can reach will be much easier to stick with. You can then reward yourself at every single milestone you reach along the way.
3. Get Ready To Move Outside Your Comfort Zone
When you are looking to change the number on the scale, things will become quite uncomfortable at times and all you will want to do is resort back to grabbing your popcorn and turning on the television for a night in. This can be hard to hear to some people but know that in order to see changes happen, you will have to try new things and move outside of your safety zone. That old saying, “Magic happens outside your comfort zone,” maybe true after all!
It takes around 21 days to create a new habit so stick with it and see your mindset change. Keep this in mind when things get harder and know your magic will happen. Just keep going!
4. Create A Space For Self-Love Practices
When it comes to changing your old habits, you may run into hardships that you were not expecting. Remember to be kind to yourself and practice self-love throughout each and every step. Speaking only words of kindness goes for yourself too. If you slip up on eating something you were not planning to eat, tell yourself that it is okay and you will do better next time. Don’t be so hard on yourself and remember you are worthy of change, you are worthy of love and you are worthy of feeling happy and full of energy!
5. Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For Help
Whether you are feeling shame, guilt, sadness, anger.. the list goes on, know we are all struggling with something no matter who we are. If you are struggling with weight-gain, you are definitely not alone! You will feel much better about yourself when you finally gain courage to ask someone you trust for support in your life during this transition. See it as something happy instead of dreading it. Try with something small first. If you are having problems with staying on your new diet, it might be a good time to try something new!
If you feel inspired, now is the time to schedule your complimentary call! I can’t wait to meet you and hear what you are ready to change in your life. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule or have questions!