Many of us seem to struggle with sticking to a weight loss plan. In beginning stages, it is very easy to be completely motivated to meeting our initial weight loss goals. After some time, even if you have been successful, it can be more and more difficult to stay motivated. It does not happen to everyone, though. There are some people who are successful at achieving their goals and maintaining their weight loss permanently. How do people accomplish this?
Think about just what it is that you would like to accomplish. Is it your goal to primarily tighten and tone; or are you looking for a major transformation? Are you hoping that regularly workouts will give you more energy? Where do you see yourself at the end of your workout plan?
Check and document your progress on a weekly basis. Be sure to write in your weight loss journal frequently and weigh yourself only once a week. Keep a Food log in the journal of everything you consume each day. Writing down what you are eating will make you more conscious of what you eat.
If you are hungry, you are not yourself which means having snacks available. If you don’t do this, you set yourself up for giving in to the Temptation to indulge in fast food. Determine your menus ahead of time, and take brown bag lunches each day. That way, you will save money too.
A successful weight loss plan incorporates physical exercise and a nutritious diet. Find the workout that you enjoy doing the most, and do it at least 3 times a week. If you are having trouble exercising, try breaking it into smaller blocks or incorporate your exercise into the things you enjoy doing. Take a stroll whenever you get together with your friends. Dancing enthusiasts should consider enrolling in organized classes. If you like hiking, you can go explore several trails near you.
Ban junk food from your house! Give it away. Throw it away! Just get rid of it! By keeping healthy foods such as fruits and vegetables around you, you can avoid temptation from unhealthy foods. Once you have gotten rid of all the unhealthy foods from your home, then they aren’t readily available as a temptation for you to snack on.
The decision to lose weight is yours and yours alone. In order to not get discouraged and lonely, you need to ask your friends and family for their support. Sometimes, you won’t feel like working out or will want someone to give you support. When temptation calls, call on the help of your friends and family to offer much-needed support.