Tuesday, June 22, 2010

How to get motivated to lose weight

So many people are thinking more about their diets, fitness and health topics these days but that is as far as they can go because it takes more than just wanting to lose weight to lose weight. It is one thing to desire to shed pounds and it's another to be ready to take the extra step of implementing a fitness program. The average person with a cellulite laden abdomen has an idea of what he needs to do to lose weight, but lacks the full knowledge and motivation. They are unable to summon the courage to create and follow a fitness plan.

The cost of fitness will be the willingness to forgo a lot of bad habits like that of compulsive love for ice creams, chocolates, cakes, and beer. How do you find the motivation to lose weight? Only you can do that for yourself. No one can help you make up your mind to lose weight. People can only help you with ideas and contributions. Until you accept that your size reduces you life span and self esteem, you will never be ready to lose weight. Maybe a visit to your physician or fitness consultant may highlight all the dangers the fat clogging your blood vessels can cause, it will still take your saying ‘I don’t want to die young. I Want to lose this weight and stay healthy’.

‘I want to achieve a level of fitness so that for the first time in my life, be able to look in the mirror and feel pleased with what I see there. I know it is going to require a lot of discipline and sacrifice from me but I am ready to do anything that will keep me healthy’.

So to encourage yourself you need to set goals. Set deadlines and then reward yourself if you achieve the target. You can set a goal to drop 50 pounds in 5 months. Then you can set 5 different deadlines and your real target should be to lose 10 pounds every month. This kind of program will help motivate you to stay focused. If you exceed your target, reward your self. It's okay to have a cheat meal once a week, this is only to keep from binge eating when life gets too much for you. However, any more than that and you will ruin your diet.

If you fall short of your target, do not reward yourself. If possible, accept punishment by denying yourself of something you like very much.

These tips are enough to motivate anyone who really wishes to lose weight and kick start the process. If you combine the above methods, you can be sure you’ll stay highly motivated to exercise and diet which in turn will equal weight loss.

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