Ever happen to you where you’re all gung-ho…”this time, I’m going to lose weight/get fit, and keep it off for good! ”
And then after a few weeks, the novelty wears off and you start to get de-motivated. Eugh, it’s the most annoying thing ever.
A lack of motivation is the biggest reason why people don’t stick to their goals. You lose momentum and you get bored.
But at the time you may think its laziness, boredom, lack of time, but the truth is, you just weren’t motivated anymore. Once you’re not motivated, the value you put on getting fit/losing weight decreases, so it’s easier to not fin the time for it. Every thing you feel is the reason for stopping what you’re doing, all leads back to your motivation decreasing.
So how an you stop this? How do you stay motivated? This is the KEY to consistency. This is the KEY to losing weight, and keeping it off for good. Getting rid of yo-yo weight gain and weight loss is the best thing you can do for yourself. Staying fit, looking after your health, feeling good most of the time, developing a good relationship with food, is all key.
So in order to stay motivated, you’ve got to make sure you’re setting yourself up for success:
- Find something you love doing;
- Find something that’s not just all about the exercise. Become part of a community. Now that a lot of us aren’t going to Church anymore, we’re missing that weekly interaction. If you combine your workouts with a community that you love, it really and truly is WIN WIN.
- Forget hopping on the scales every week, it only TAKE YOU AWAY from where you want to be. WEIGHING SCALES are de-motivating. They are horrible, nasty things. 🙂 Focus on your workouts, and developing a good relationship with food, and you will lose weight. You just don’t need to track that weight loss obsessively. When your clothes are looser, you’re loosing weight.
- Every day, get inspired by journaling. Set your intentions for the day. If getting fit and losing weight are something you really want to achieve, reading that back every day is very powerful and works wonders.
- Read books by people that inspire you. It’ll help you stay in the zone.
- Focus on getting Monday- Friday really spot on with food and exercise. It’ll seem easier and a more manageable chuck of time to focus on.
- Work at getting 3 workouts in per week
- Develop a good relationship with food. Move away from calorie counting and focus on the portion control and the source of the foods you’re eating.
Really and truly, the most important thing to stay consistent and motivated is to find something you love, with people you love, and it won’t feel like such a chore.
Hope this helps would love to know your thoughts,
Jessica Cooke X