Many of us expect to feel better about our bodies after we achieve our weight loss goals, but that is not always the case. The weight loss struggle requires that you stay upbeat and motivated usually for a long period of time. But it can be hard to feel good about yourself and when you’re not happy about the way you look.
But if you can boost your confidence while you’re losing weight, you’ll be more likely to stay motivated, stick to your program and reach your goals. You can use these steps to stay inspired today and for the duration of your weight loss journey.
STEPS TO IMPROVE YOUR WEIGHT LOSS CONFIDENCE
Believe In Yourself
Believing in yourself would have to be the first and most important step in this process. If you believe that you can lose weight you are more likely to actually reach your weight loss goal. But if you tell yourself you’re going to fail, you’re more likely to quit.
So why not train your brain to believe in yourself?
Set Smart Goals
One of the biggest mistakes that many of us make is setting unrealistic goals. Or even worse, not setting goals at all. Goals provide us direction in our weight loss journey. So why not take a few minutes to set out your SMART goals? Grab a pen and paper and start to map out your goals for your weight loss journey. Be sure to give your goals a deadline, because a goal without a date is just a dream. If you have some big goals that seem a little harder to achieve at first, break them down into smaller achievable goals. That way it is not such a big jump to get there.
Make sure your goals are Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant & Timely.
Look and Feel More Confident Today
You don’t need to wait until your diet or challenge ends to make yourself feel confident. There are many things you can do to make yourself look & feel fabulous today. For me I love to head to the barber for a fresh new haircut, it always makes me feel good about myself. But for others, it could be something as small as a facial or even a massage.
I love the saying “Dress for Success”. Head out to the shops and get that nice suit or that dress you’ve been looking at. Revamp your look today to BOOST your confidence!
FOSTER INTRINSIC MOTIVATION TO ACHIEVE LONG-TERM SUCCESS
There are people out there that think motivation must come from some magic pill because they struggle to keep motivated. Many of us are motivated by “Extrinsic” factors The people who are successful in weight loss are usually motivated by “Intrinsic” factors.
By understanding how motivation works, you can assemble the building blocks you need to achieve your success and weight loss.
Here are some easy Intrinsic steps to follow that will keep you motivated to lose weight.
– Find your “WHY”
– Set short-term goals
– Keep a journal
– Acknowledge your success