"Discover Three Keys To Weight Loss Motivation"


Weight Loss Motivation Key #1 - Be Patient

I know. You're saying, "But Curtis, I want this weight gone YESTERDAY!"

I hear from you. I really do. There isn't a person alive who wouldn't want to be able to snap their fingers and instantly look terrific. But let me try and put this into perspective for you.

The reason your body stores fat isn't to annoy you. It does so purely for survival. The stored fat is an emergency supply of fuel in case of a dire emergency like being lost in the woods or like following some crazy fad diet.

So, it makes sense that your body will store fat much more easily than it will let it go. The body's survival mechanism is extremely powerful.

This is why willpower rarely wins out when trying to follow too restrictive a diet. The fat must be coaxed off gently and "quietly" so your body hardly knows it's missing.

Thinking "short term" will only keep you from staying with anyone eating or exercise program long enough to achieve real, lasting success. As soon as you take a longer-term approach, the weight loss process becomes much more manageable.

Weight Loss Motivation Key #2 - Be Persistent

Persistence is responsible for every significant success. Very, very few people achieve success on their very first try. Everyone "slips up" on their diets from time to time. It's completely natural. If it wasn't, we wouldn't have the saying "trial and error".

What separates the successful from the unsuccessful is the ability to bounce back after being knocked down (or falling down).

I have found that on average, a person will experience at least one significant challenge to their weight loss motivation every month. Some of the most common challenges to your include:
  • Birthdays
  • Summer parties
  • Business lunches/meetings
  • (Un)expected travel
  • Holdiays
  • Vacations
Try and think of a month that at least one of those things isn't happening. I'm not saying that you should use these events as excuses to stop exercising or watching your diet. What I'm saying that even the best of us will fall prey to one of these "diet killers".

When it happens to you, don't spend the next week feeling sorry for yourself and stuff your face. Seek out whatever sources of weight loss motivation you need:
  • Call a friend that you know will provide you with support and understanding.
  • Pull out your written goals and re-examine your reasons for wanting to lose weight.
  • Read something that inspires you. Something like Chicken Soup to Inspire the Body & Soul: Motivation and Inspiration for Living and Loving a Healthy Lifestyle.
  • Watch a video that inspires you.
Nothing is gained by scolding yourself for being weak. Nothing, that is except for maybe a few "pity pounds". Bottom line. NEVER GIVE-UP!

Weight Loss Motivation Key #3 - Be Consistent

Being patient and persistent is important but futile without being consistent in your efforts.
Wouldn't it be wonderful if we could spend one full day exercising and then never have to do it again? Unfortunately, we know that is not how it works.

Success comes from doing what we need to do, day after day.

Knowing what to do is just the beginning. The real challenge comes in doing what you need to do daily.

Eating well one out of seven days won't get you where you want to go. Neither will exercise just one day a week.

You must do what you know you need to do at least 80% of the time.

People who have successfully met their weight loss goals have a great many things in common. I believe that all successful people have these 3 Keys in common. If you live by them, your goals will seem much closer to you.

Please don't just read this article and forget about these words. Write the 3 Keys To Weight Loss Success down and post them somewhere they can be seen daily.
To summarize, the 3 keys to weight loss success are:
  • Be Patient. Allow yourself to make mistakes. Learn from them and move on.
  • Be Persistent...Never give up. The moment you stop trying is the moment you fail.
  • Be Consistent...Do what you need to do, when you need to do it, day after day.

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