Keeping yourself motivated throughout your weight loss and weight management routine is the toughest thing ever. Even if you are an active person, you will still find yourself making excuses to avoid your workout.
To avoid this, you need a strategy to motivate yourself so you don’t go back on your weight loss goals. These 7 tips will help you build a killed motivational strategy:
1. Exercise Buddy
Whenever you are faced with something difficult, you wish that your best friend, or any other person that is close to you, was there.
Workouts can seem daunting some days and this is why you should have a buddy to help you get through them.
Designate a friend, sibling or life partner, who can help motivate you when you don’t feel like exercising.
Talking should be discouraged during the workout though, keep your focus on the weights and training.
2. Weight Loss Tracking
Keep a close watch on your weight when you have adopted a weight loss routine.
Weigh yourself every day and keep a record of the measurements.
At the end of the month, see how much weight you have lost and you will automatically be motivated to lose the remaining weight.
3. Workout Activity
Take up boxing or MMA or basketball or football because they will be much more fun to do than any of the exercises you can at a gym.
Take boxing, for example, it has a lot of physical and mental benefits but the most important thing is that boxing training is highly intense. It puts your body in a perfect position to burn off the excess fat in your body.
If you decide on boxing, here is the gear that you will require.
With an activity like the ones mentioned above, you will hardly find yourself trying to avoid them because they are engaging, intense and above all fun.
4. A Playlist
Don’t stick to you raggedy old playlist.
Find some new music that can give you an instant energy boost.
Load it up when you go for your workout or training. The activity of looking for this music and building a new playlist will make you look forward to your next workout session.
5. New Challenges
Any marathons happening in your city? Sign up for it.
This will give you a goal to work towards. You can have your mind focused and plan how you will improve your endurance and strength to compete with other runners.
You can keep track of your progress and remind yourself that you have to not only participate in this marathon but finish it as well.
6. Tomorrow is a New Day
When you look at your last couple of weeks’ records, diet, exercise, weight, etc. you will see some infractions.
Don’t hang your head over them. Focus on the bigger picture and focus on doing better in the next week.
Keep moving forward until you are following your plan completely and have achieved your weight loss goals.
7. Reward Yourself
Say you have had a perfect week in terms of sticking to your diet and exercising every day, what do you get?
A piece of your favorite cake? NOPE.
Reward yourself with something healthy, which will motivate you to stick to your plan.
Get a new smartwatch and keep better track of your progress. Get new workout apparel. Anything that doesn’t involve high doses of calories is good.
Build a strategy around the 7 tips mentioned above and you will never lose motivation to workout. Keep some room in the strategy for small mistakes.
Without mistakes, you won’t improve and learn. That is the only way you will be able to achieve your weight loss goals.