Author: Tracy Lin
June 4th, 2018 • 5 min read
Last Updated: August 12th, 2018
Inspiration of the article:
Let me ask you something;
How many times have you felt like giving up after not seeing immediate results from your workout and diet plan?
How often do you choose to grab the snacks left in the break room because, “I already messed up my diet yesterday, or “It’s okay, I went to the gym yesterday” ?
That little voice in your head can be a little butt head sometimes right?
Trust me, I have this battle often at work when I have the vending machine only a few feet away from where I eat my lunch everyday.
After asking myself this for years, I finally figured out it’s really one thing. ONE MAJOR KEY THING!
You don’t necessarily need a bear chasing you to get to the gym, but just in case here are 8 “Bear less ways” to get your weight loss motivation back!
Just like any goal you make in life, you really need a clear idea about WHY you are doing it. Are you doing it to fit into that bikini this summer? Perhaps you are doing it because you discovered you have a health issue? Do you just want to feel more confident about yourself? Or maybe you just want to be healthy for you so that you can be the best version of yourself for your family? Whatever the reason, make sure that the reason why you are doing it is clear to you!
You can not…let me say this one more time for the people in the back…YOU CAN NOT lose a bunch of weight in a super short amount of time and it be 1. Healthy 2. Sustainable. Many of those popular diets out there that promise immediate results within…lets say 3-7 days are NO BUENO. This is coming from a girl who just about tried it all….yes you will lose that water weight…but then guess what…that ish comes back real quick.
Set some realistic expectations. 1-3 pounds a week seems more feasible and healthy. If you know you have an insane schedule and can barely get to the gym 3 times a week…don’t set an expectation to go 6 times a week. Go for 3-4 in the beginning. That way you can reach your goal of going to the gym more. Once you get the hang of that new schedule, than you may want to try to add another day or too. Little by little my friends.
This one is simple. If you are bored. Switch things up! If you do the same youtube video or same workout routine you are going to get bored. Eventually it’s going to seem like you’re performing everything from memory. I personally am not a big fan of doing the same thing over and over and over, I like to mix my workout week up. A little running here, a splash of Zumba there, a sprinkle of intervals and a butt load of lifting usually keeps me on my toes.
Having things to look forward to is a great way to stay motivated. I like to give myself little weekly rewards if I go to the gym and stick to my diet all week. This doesn’t have to be a cheat meal! (Unless you want it to be) What works better for me are things like a new pair of shoes,make up, or a new outfit. You are already feeling really proud of yourself, so why not treat yourself to something that makes you feel dynamite! Plan out some celebrations for all your hard work! You deserve it!
When you don’t notice anymore progress you more than likely will feel unmotivated. Don’t let this happen to you. If you come to the point in your fitness journey where you have flat lined, try adding or subtracting some calories from your diet and changing up your workout routine. Basically what happens is that your body is used to whatever you are doing. So making some changes will reset your body so that you can continue seeing some results. Read more about how to calculate your macros here!
Do your research and find the diet that works best for you. If you know that you really can’t live without carbs, perhaps a NO CARB diet isn’t the best option for you. If you know you love organic food, perhaps whole 30 is the way you want to go. The point is, do your research and find something that works for you and your lifestyle. This way you are less likely to cheat and more likely to stick to your diet. You will stay motivated!
Honestly, this is my secret weapon. I use my Action Day Results Planner daily for a variety of reasons. However, one of my favorite uses is to track my exercise, my daily macro intake, and water consumption. This planner has it all people! My good friend suggested this to me and I find it very helpful. When I feel like i need some motivation, I like to go back and read some old entries whenever I am feeling unmotivated. I remember why am doing it, and even though i may not be as far as id like to be, i still made some progress and therefore no its possible! You can also use this to track food and workouts.
If you dont stay positive you give yourself more excuses to quit! Stay positive. If you’re in a bad mood and don’t feel like working out you are probably not going to perfrom at your best! Stay positive and keep your goals in mind! Whats the point of working out if you arent gonna do your best! Keep a positive minset and you will notice that you will be more into your work out and feel proud that you did.
Staying motivated is the key to success when trying to lose weight. Try some of these weight loss motivation steps to keep yourself motivated and watch how fast you reach your goals!
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