There are a lot of different approaches to losing weight, but only one tried and true method will really works. That, my friends, is a consistent diet and exercise regimen. But, how do we stay consistently motivated and on track in order to see results? By re-motivating ourselves daily. One way to do this is to literally see how far you’ve come. Thanks to the internet, we can now have a visual, side-by-side representation of our bodies at our weight now (or the weight in which we started) and at our goal weight. Check out the picture below to see the comparison and visit the site (www.modelmydiet.com) to punch in your own measurements. Make sure to customize your virtual self to look the most like you, that way, you will be more able to visualize yourself at your goal weight.
Keeping a weight loss journal while on your journey is highly recommended. Keep it full of healthy recipes and tricks tailored specifically to you. Not to mention, your honest entries of how you’re feeling and things that helped get you through rough patches.
This fun image is created once you input the weight you’ve lost. Using the site ILostWhat.com you can get re motivated with images as you lose.
Consider making a fun chart that maps your weight loss goals like the one pictured below. Not only are you able to see where you are now, you’re able to see how far you’ve come. Also, you can come up with your own fun, non-food rewards for reaching certain weight milestones. This will keep you motivated and on task, especially if it’s in an opportune location, like the front of your refrigerator.
Quotes play a major role in getting me in the right mindset and tend to set the tone for a good workout. My motivation wall played a crucial role in my weight loss because when I needed encouragement, all I had to do was look at my wall and it was the instant motivation I needed to get up and go workout!
Whether you decide to try these tips and tricks, or not, just remember it is the things you learn on your weight loss journey that are going to help keep you successful and at your goal, so make notes of what’s working and what’s not, take before, during, and after pictures of yourself, and most importantly, have fun!
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