A little of weight loss motivation goes a long way, I really want you to know that there has to be a point in your life when you say I am fed up being this way and need to do something about it today.
There is no one that can have weight loss motivation for you to succeed or they would be gainfully employed forever. Can you imagine they would make a small fortune making a living out of being motivated to do all the things that we should be doing to lose weight like eating less and being more active and we would rake in the benefits of looking great and fitting into our old clothes not mentioning how much more energy that we would have after losing weight.
The reality check is that you can’t lose weight for any other person other than yourself. As we are overweight we have made bargains with ourselves to say on Monday I will start a new diet, as we all know diets always start on a Monday. Saying this to ourselves on Saturday we gorge as we know that it is going to be a week of denial, little thought is going into what we are placing in our mouths can actually add another few pounds or kilos before we even start on the new diet.
The trouble is we think we are starting out a fresh by waiting for Monday to roll around. We have a half hearted attempt and manage to get through until the middle of the week before we have something that is not on our eating plan and think “stuff it, I have blown it now” and you then make another promise to start next week.
Your on a cycle and it needs to stop now as you are getting no where quick setting yourself up for further failure and more weight gains.
Everyone has that moment when either through doctors advice or a wedding coming up where you know that you need to lose weight. When this moment comes make the commitment today don’t make the excuse of waiting for a “Monday” to roll around you could of already lost a few pounds or kilos (depending where you live in the world) by Monday!
Since you are now committed be prepared go the full hog so to speak, get rid of the crap out of your pantry, the lollies at the back hidden from the kids that you only know about and sneak when they are in bed. You don’t need them, be ruthless and bin the lot as you work your way through the refrigerator to do the same, the kids don’t need and you certainly don’t need the junk.
The scales that are in your bathroom that you have been ignoring as you know that you have gained weight but dare not get on the scales. I want you to wipe the dust off them and put them on a level part of the floor.
Yes I know all the tricks, certain parts of an uneven floor can give a lighter reading and no hanging on the walls either I am on to you! Be honest with yourself, write this figure down on a post it place the post it on the fridge, bathroom cabinet and beside your side table so that you can see this number everywhere you go.
Next open up a low calorie recipe book I want you to make interesting meals that will satisfy you. The saying is that you eat with the eyes first, so take the time to present your food rather than slopping it out on a plate or worse still eating from a can of tuna. It is no wonder you stray off a diet when the food you eat looks so unappetizing.
Weight Loss Motivation Checklist:
- Weigh and record your weight
- Place that number over several places around the house
- Get rid of the junk food
- Look for recipes that are low calorie with portion control adhered to
- Shop by list only
- Serve your food attractively
- Ensure you make your lunch the night before
- You need to eat breakfast, if you can’t stomach this first thing
take ingredients to work and make a shake. Or make a low fat muffin etc
- Increase your activity walk up the stairs at work or walk in your lunchtime. Buy a pedometer and work up to 10,000 steps per day. Meet this target within a week and for 3-4 every week do the 10,000 steps
So far so good you get a big tick if you are following all of the things listed above.
Now you will need to enlist your family or friends that will also give you weight loss motivation by being supportive or going for a walk with you, or make a low fat dinner when you come over during the week.
Don’t be sucked in by letting them tell you this won’t hurt it is only a little slither. It does hurt you, as it will send you into sugar or fat frenzy where you go looking for sugary treats or chips long after the little slither has left your lips.
Do you get the feeling that I have been there done that? Well I have and have conquered my weight problem once and for all and you can too!
Events you may need extra weight loss motivation:
- July 4th
- Morning teas
- Too cold to exercise
- Too hot to exercise
- Don’t feel like it today will do double tomorrow
- Not losing weight will throw it in and start again on Monday
The list goes on and on as you see can see there is an excuse for just about every day of the year but instead of making excuses to break your diet you need to be firm and know I will not need this restraint next year as I will be able to treat myself once a week not everyday as I have been doing.
Make excuses to stay on the diet. Be prepared if you have birthdays or special events to turn up to. Don’t go to anywhere hungry and that goes for shopping as well as you know you will be tempted.
There is no reason why you can’t go to these events and have a great time, the event is around the gathering of friends and family the focus should not be around the food.
Tip and hints:
Take your food with you or ask the host what they are cooking so you can make a choice mentally before going.
If dining in a restaurant look online at menus and again make a choice before going or contact the restaurant to see if there is a low fat version they could suggest.
Make this weight loss motivation really work for you today, don’t start another diet on another Monday I know you can do it!