What do they know that you don’t? When you boil it down, the answer is simple. The missing link between you and your ideal body is good old motivation.
A healthy dose of motivation coupled with determination will get you almost anything in life. So how do you know if you’re genuinely motivated?
• Motivation will tell you to get out of bed for an early workout.
• Motivation will nag you to put down the doughnut.
• Motivation makes passing on fries a reflex.
• Motivation makes a sweat-drenched workout exciting.
• Motivation constantly reminds you why you do what you do.
If your motivation levels are lacking, follow these steps to turn on your motivation.
Step 1: Pinpoint your motivator.
Motivation stems from setting a goal. What is your goal? Why do you want to get into great shape? Once you uncover your personal motivator, you’ll find that motivation flows quickly your way.
Ask why you want to lose the weight. Don’t say something vague like you want to “be thinner” or “look more attractive.” Dig deeper – there is a very specific motivator in your life; you simply need to uncover it.
Here are some possible motivators:
• I want to have more energy to keep up with the kids.
• I want to improve my health through weight loss to extend and improve my life.
• I want to lose 15 pounds before my vacation.
• I want to restore my confidence to wear sleeveless shirts.
• I want to regain my figure to impress and attract my significant other.
Step 2: Make it official.
Write down your motivator for getting into great shape and post it where you’ll see it often – next to your alarm clock, on the bathroom mirror or in your car.
Each time you see your written motivator, take a moment to visualize yourself accomplishing your goal. Make the scene as clear in your mind as possible. This is a powerful tool for maintaining your focus and direction.
Step 3: Be practical.
It’s game-plan time. Be practical in your planning rather than throw out ideas you know you won’t stick with.
With any weight loss goal it’s important to 1) maintain a healthy low-calorie diet and 2) participate in a consistent and challenging exercise program.
Plan a routine that will fit into your schedule and you’ll be more likely to stick with it. And choose an exercise program you enjoy – don’t force yourself to jog every day if you hate jogging.
Step 4: Call for backup.
Enlist the support of your friends, family and co-workers. Tell everyone about your goal. You’ll be surprised how supportive most people will be. By being open about your goals you’ll also be an encouragement to others to make healthy changes in their own lives.
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