How to Get Motivated to Lose Weight — Simple Formula!
In my previous videos (which you can see by clicking on my YouTube!), I discussed how to get motivated to lose weight. I also talk about the 3 questions you need to ask yourself before starting ANY fitness routine.
The same applies when one is looking at weight loss as a primary goal. I will review those questions and then go deeper into the weight loss dilema.
3 Questions You Need To Ask Yourself……
The first question an individual needs to ask themselves is why they even want to begin on a journey towards a healthier lifestyle. It may seem obvious, but whether you are trying to learn how to get motivated to lose weight, or you are trying to get in shape for the summer coming up, that question is HUGE!
Too often we do things because the “herd” is doing it…..or because we are guilted into doing something. Fitness and health is an individual decision that only YOU can decide your WHY for doing it. It has to be about you, not someone else. I have all my clients write the answer to this question on paper BEFORE we begin any kind of exercise program or assessment.
Secondly, how much time are you willing to commit to your healthier lifestyle? We know there are 24 hours in the day and we know that most people work 8 hours a day. Add in family time and other commitments, and we seem to have used most of the day! Truth be told though, it only takes about 45 minutes 3 to 5 times per week to get started on a consistent, results oriented program. Baby steps!
And the last question I have my clients ask is “What does it look like for you to be DOING your healthier lifestyle change”? In other words, VISUALIZE not only what you want to look and feel like, but see yourself going to the gym 3 days a week…..see yourself doing your leg routine, your upper body exercises……VISUALIZE and see yourself achieving greatness!
I have worked with athletes for over 30 years and the number one thing we do is SEE, BELIEVE, ACHIEVE! You have to see yourself being successful before you can actually go out and do it!
See How To Get Yourself Motivated To Lose Weight!
If your primary goal is weight loss, then you need to apply the same 3 questions and ask yourself WHY you want to lose weight, how much time do you have to dedicate to this goal, and how does it look to you while you are trying to accomplish this goal, and what will it look like when you meet your goal.
Once you learn how to get motivated to lose weight, it will carry over to ALL phases of your exercise routine…….nutritional planning, positive mindset, better attitude about yourself and those around you!
Along with the 3 questions you need to ask yourself, you also need to know that it is a daily, small steps approach you need to take. You didn’t get out of shape in 3 months, so chances are that you will not reach all of your goals in that amount of time. Use common sense and do the little things daily to build upon those habits that will make you successful.
Write down the answers to the 3 questions above. Keep them in a safe place. Your WHY can change, and that’s okay. The key is to build upon these questions and continue to add to them……become good at self-reflection and goal setting.
Check out my videos to see how you can achieve your greatness! Also, here is a link to my FREE PDF book, Common Sense Fitness. Enter your e-mail and download a copy!
Yours in Good Health,
How to Get Motivated to Lose Weight — Simple Formula! By Scott Helmer