Embarking on a weight loss journey is an exciting and oftentimes frustrating experience. Many people struggle with staying motivated during their journey, and for good reason. Losing weight and getting to a healthier place is hard and frustrating, but there are a few things that one could do to stay motivated, such as:
There’s nothing wrong with doing something nice for yourself from time to time, especially after meeting a goal. One great way to stay motivated is by setting small and obtainable goals, and then treating yourself to something you enjoy once you do. Try to stay away from food items, though a cheat day every now and then is recommended for long term dieting. This treat could be a night out with a friend, a new t-shirt, or any other number of things you enjoy.
Get A Buddy
Getting an accountability partner is a big part of many peoples success when it comes to weight loss. Doing it on your own makes it harder, and having someone to help you through the rough moments as well as having someone to exercise with can go a long way when it comes to sticking to your weight loss goals. Find a friend who is supportive, and possibly on their own journey to help keep you motivated along the way.
Take It Slow
Too often people try to set huge goals and move too quickly, and too often does this lead to disappointment. Take your time and lose the weight slowly, not only will this be easier on you mentally, but it’s also easier on your body and may even help you keep the weight off for good. Remember that nothing is accomplished in just a day, slow down, you’re doing great!
Be Kind To Yourself
Losing weight is hard, always remember to give yourself credit and to show yourself a little kindness. This is especially true if you experience some set back as most do while losing weight. Take it for what it is and try again tomorrow, and remember to remind yourself of all you have achieved and all that you’re capable of.
There are many things one could do to stay motivated, staying consistent and never giving up is the best thing you could do. Remember to take it easy, and try to listen to your body, don’t push yourself so hard and try to look forward to all that’s to come!