Motivation is the essential and the most important part of the weight loss program. You should get prepared that the change will not take place overnight. You will have to be persistent and follow the diet and exercise plan strictly. This will be done easier if you have got a strong motivation, when you know what for you are doing the whole thing. With motivation you will find it easier to be on a diet or to endure any changes in your diet plan or lifestyle in general for a long period of time.
If you do not have a definite aim, here are some tips:
1. You should ask yourself a question why you want to lose weight. You should define the reason quite clearly, whether it is to become healthier or your looks bother you, or you are expecting some event and cannot go there in the form you are now. Whatever your reason is, you should understand it. You should also understand that you are doing this for yourself and not for someone else in the first place.
2. After you defined your reasons, you should set the goals – short-term and long-term ones. In the end you should reach the weight amount that you plan. Your ideal amount can be any as long as you understand that it will take time. While you will reach your short-term goals, you will see the result and that you are actually moving in the right direction. It will also be a great support to your motivation – small goals and achievements.
3. If it is hard for you to lose weight alone, find a partner. It is better to have a company in such things, and you will have even more fun. You will not let each other to stop and give up and will support each other.
4. Consider a fun run or a bike race as a stimulus to get moving. It will get you motivated even more if you set one more goal like this – it will give you additional reason to work out properly. Without any particular goal you will find it hard to focus on the exercise and to train at all.
5. It might be useful if you keep a journal where you write down about the day and the foods you eat and the workouts you did. It will be pretty effective on a bad day when you feel like giving up. You can write down into it every day or every other day or whenever you like but such a form of control can be really pretty effective. It will, perhaps, be even more stimulating if you make pictures every other week and attach it into the diary so that you can literally see the difference. Imagine the effect!
6. Morning exercises can also be very motivating. If you work long hours and feel pretty exhausted at the end of the day, the idea of a late workout will be less than appealing to you. Therefore, it makes sense to get up a little earlier and spend some 20 minutes exercising. You will feel more energy and it is in general more useful to train int eh morning.
7. Find time to do at least something every single day. It should not necessarily be a hard workout, be inventive, but do it every day.
It is all about your motivation, whether you fail or succeed. If you are capable of finding such a strong and powerful motivation that will last for a prolonged period of time, you will be in the form you really want to be.