Your weight loss journey could be one of the most frustrating, most challenging personal journeys you’d take on in life. But you know you want it. You know the rewards waiting for you at the end will make everything worth it.
To help keep you motivated, here are some things to keep in mind.
1. Stop Trying So Hard
Take it slow and easy. Don’t beat yourself up for your slips. Instead, look at them as reminders of the many challenging and rewarding steps you need to take. If you need to slow down, then do it. Just please don’t quit.
2. Stay Away From Super Skinny Models
Quit pinning photos of very skinny models. Research has found that doing so may actually hurt your progress. These images set unrealistic self-standards. Understand that you’re weight loss journey is your own personal journey. Be your own model.
A successful weight loss journey relies partly on how you plan it. I always encourage my clients to review their past food histories and from there build the necessary steps to take. This way past mistakes are not committed again.
4. Focus On The Now
Many of us wait until we achieve our ideal weight before we can finally say we’ve made it. What we fail to remember is that by just showing up today and deciding to move forward with your weight loss journey is already something to be proud of. So be proud of this moment, of this now.
5. Invite Healthy Into Your Life
Surround yourself with health. Ditch foods you are likely to abuse and instead replace them with healthier alternatives. Adjust your environment according to the lifestyle you want to lead.
Your weight loss journey can indeed become frustrating, but it’s also one of the most rewarding undertakings. So don’t give up. Trust in yourself. You’re doing great!