It can feel strange…looking back on all the goals achieved and suddenly seeing that you have accomplished a lot. Look at all the fat you have lost.
You may not be exactly in the place you thought you were going to be…but you will have made so much more progress than doing absolutely nothing but worrying about starting.
This is the time that you should congratulate yourself.
…and Personal Motivation is the key to this success…
If you don’t have a technique to keep motivated to lose weight then chances are you won’t achieve your goals of, for example, having a flatter stomach in 90 days or fitting into an outfit for say, a wedding.
I know sometimes it sounds like a constant din of advice saying “You must have a plan…you must have this”…but it really isn’t that difficult to create one.
Just say to yourself: I will lose that weight in 3 months…or whatever time period you want…but make it realistic!
If you do have a plan AND the extra motivation to lose weight then you will get results. Simple as that. It WILL happen.
I find good motivation in a method I picked up: It’s called the Just The Next Step method…and it is as simple as it sounds.
Here it is:
- Write down what you have to do for the activity – for example, to workout, this would be get changed, review what you are going to do, stretch, exercise, warm-down, shower, record what you did in you exercise log
- Start with the first step and only think about going to the following one.
What happens is that you end up getting more done in less time because you only think about the next thing to do. And in general, it keeps you from overthinking, and so it focuses your mind on the task right now.
Remember though: you need to have a basic structure of steps to take the first few times you attempt this otherwise you will find yourself going off plan…
…and this means, especially for a fitness and weight loss program:
NO FAT LOSS
So try this as motivation to lose weight if you find you don’t have the time in the day…it has the added benefit of making time magically appear from nowhere.