If there’s one thing that many people struggle with on their weight loss diet plans, motivation is it. At first you likely find that your motivation is on high and you’re soaring through the program.
As the hands of the clock tick on though, that motivation takes a turn for the worse.
One of the best ways to combat these motivational slumps is to really assess the driving force behind your desire to succeed. When you do this and have a clear idea in mind, then you’ll find that you no longer need to worry about this as everything just seems to fall right into place.
Let’s have a quick look at what you need to know.
Look Past The External Sources
The very first thing that you must do in order to find your true motivation – the motivation that’s really going to help you along is to make sure that you look past all the external sources that might be motivating you.
Sure, we all want to look great in a pair of jeans or impress our friends at the high school reunion but for most of us, it’s more than this.
We want to feel more confident in ourselves, we want to gain a sense of accomplishment, or we want to have more energy all day long.
Look for these internal, unseen motivations and bring them out into the open and awareness. These are the motivating factors that are going to stick with you long after you’ve reached that pant size or the reunion has come and gone to make sure that you commit to fitness and healthy eating for life.
Imagine If You Couldn’t
Second, you should also stop for a moment and imagine what it would feel like if you couldn’t. Imagine if you couldn’t workout – couldn’t exercise.
How would you feel?
For many people, this simple exercise immediately puts it into perspective just how much they actually do enjoy being active.
Sometimes we take for granted the little things like being able to actually get up and walk to the gym or being able to hoist that dumbbell and perform the various exercises in our program.
By thinking about what your life would be like without these activities, it may just get you valuing them more and reconsidering skipping that gym workout.
Make Your List
Finally, once you have a list of these motivating factors, be sure that you write them down. Get them onto paper and put this in a place where you’ll see them often as this is what will help you along throughout the difficult times.
If you look at this next time you’re struggling, it won’t be long before that motivational slump is a thing of the past.
So make sure that you keep all these points in mind as you go about your program. If you do, then you should have no problem staying motivated and forging onwards to reach your goals.