“I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT!”
We’ve ALL been there! We’ve told ourselves this oh just about one or two (
And chances are that most of you are still saying it but not seeing it happen. Wanting to lose weight is easy. And if your only goal is to lose weight, you’re setting yourself up to fail. Did you know that 9 out of 10 people fail on a weight loss plan. WHAT?!? 9 out of 10- how can that be??
Are you ready to know the reason? You’re missing one crucial word that changes that statement from a thought to an action. That word: WHY. Think about it: once you add a why to that statement, everything changes. It becomes a question that demands an answer.
“Why do I want to lose weight? Because I want to be a healthy person and live a healthy lifestyle.”
“Why do I want to lose weight? Because I want to be an active participant in my family.”
“Why do I want to lose weight? Because I want to have more opportunities at work.”
Do you see the difference? Your why becomes the bridge between the wanting and the working, which makes it possible for you to succeed. Once you have a why you have something to think about besides wanting to lose weight. You have a reason. You have something positive to focus on that will make your weight loss journey easier.
So what is YOUR WHY?? I challenge you today to think about WHY you want to loose weight!
FOLLOW THESE 4 STEPS ON HOW YOU CAN MAKE YOUR WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY MORE EFFECTIVE:
1. FOCUS ON WHAT’S MOST IMPORTANT IN YOUR LIFE
– Are you tired of all the medications you have to take and medical bills you have to pay that are a direct result of your weight?
– Are you a busy mom who finds it hard to enjoy doing things with your family due to your weight?
– Do you want to see more success at work but feel like your weight is holding you back?
If you answered yes to any of these, you’ve found a great place to start your why. If not, keep thinking about what matters most to you and you will find your reason. It doesn’t really matter what follows your why, it just matters that you have one. As you focus on what’s most important to you in your life, you will be able to find the strength to make the changes necessary to start your weight loss journey.
Just because you’ve found a strong motivation for losing weight, that doesn’t mean it’s going to be easy. It still takes time, effort, and energy to get those numbers on the scale to move in the direction you desire. Commitment is a key factor in your weight loss success, and it’s much easier to be committed to a reality than to a desire. When you focus on your commitment to your why, you’ll have more strength to get you through the tough days you’re bound to face.
3. REALITY CHECK
That’s right, it’s time for a reality check. Go look in the mirror (clothing optional) or step on the scale. Now, take a moment to decide how these actions make you feel. Really think and be completely honest with yourself. Record your thoughts and feelings somewhere, and then tuck them away to look back on periodically. They’ll remind you of where you started your journey.
4. SET S.M.A.R.T. GOALS
What are S.M.A.R.T. Goals?
Setting goals can either help or hinder your progress. If your goal is unrealistic (I want to lose 50 pounds by next month) you are setting yourself up to fail. However if you set a few important goals, you are much more likely to succeed. It’s also a good idea to set a small, easily attainable goal every day to help you instantly measure your success.
Now, I want you to start to apply these tips. YES, RIGHT NOW!! Sit down and figure out whats MOST IMPORTANT TO YOU. Commit to making this LIFESTYLE CHANGE and even share with an accountability partner! Get REAL with yourself and COMMIT then set S.M.A.R.T goals and get to it!! If you’re really feeling bold, share publicly what your SMART GOALS are!! I would love to hear from you so reach out to me on Facebook or IG and share your journey with me!
I can’t wait to hear from you!