Have you been struggling to hit your weight loss goals? If you have been trying over and over only to keep starting over, then sometimes it's time you change your approach. The lack of motivation is one the main causes for people giving up on their fitness goals. When you're just starting out, things are still new so it's easy to get yourself to the gym. However, obstacles and setbacks will inevitably show up. Things like not losing any weight this week or even worse, gaining a pound or two. These things can often cause us to become discouraged and when that happens, we tend to take less action which will eventually lead to giving up. Once enough times goes by, we look at ourselves in the mirror or have some event happen that motivates us to get back onto the weight loss program only to experience the same thing happening yet again. Here are some tips to break this pattern.
The first thing you may want to do is come up with stronger reasons to want to lose the weight. Simply losing weight for the sake of losing weight might not be enough. Think about it. Do you think the person who wants to lose weight because he thinks he could lose a few pounds will be more likely to stick to the weight loss program or the person who just found out from their doctor that if they do not lose the weight, they can die? Obviously, the second person has a lot more leverage or powerful reasons to drive them. What you might want to do is to write down all of the reasons you can think of as to why you want to lose the weight. The more emotionally involved your reasons are, the better they will be at getting you to stick to your plan.
Another thing you can do is to start hanging out with people who are at a fitness level that you want to be at or people who are doing the things that you keep failing to be consistent at doing. For example, if you find it hard to go to the gym, then hang out with people who always go to the gym instead of the people who watch TV all day. If you find it hard to stick to your diet, hang out with health conscious people instead of people who get junk food all day.