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Published On: Thu, Jul 27th, 2017

4 Tips For Staying Motivated To Lose Weight

Many people decide that they want to lose weight and try to stick to a regime of exercise and fitness.  After a while, however, they start to find themselves losing motivation and can’t stick to the program. The reasons why can vary from person to person, but nevertheless frustrating regardless of why.

Sticking to a weight loss program can be incredibly satisfying and you will have such a great sense of accomplishment.  However, in order to get that rush of feeling personal achievement, you have to be willing to put in the work.  Here are some of the best tips for sticking to your weight loss program.

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Use Technology

These days technology makes it that much easier to get motivated.  By using an app, you can get reminders throughout the day to get out and get moving.  Many of these apps can serve as exercise monitors which will track how much you have moved throughout the day and how much you still need to do for the remainder of the day in order to reach your goals.

For extra motivation, you can set up competitions with your friends to see who burned the most amount of calories that day.  Try to let your competitive side be your inspiring force to get the weight off quickly.

Look at Photos For Inspiration

Many people find that frequently looking at photos of people’s bodies which they find inspiring can serve as an extra motivation to stick to their weight loss program.  When you have a constant reminder in front of you which serves as a way to show you your goals on a daily basis, you will be less inclined to cheat on your program.

You can put these photos on display throughout your house or on your fridge.  Or even on your phone as your background.  Place the images wherever you look frequently and it will continue to motivate you to keep going.

Set Small Goals

Rather than looking at your entire weight loss as one big task which can be overwhelming, try instead to set small goals for yourself.  By setting small checkpoints for yourself you will start to feel small victories throughout your journey.  

Each time you reach your short term goal you will be that much more motivated to keep moving towards the next.

Author: Anna Johansson

 

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  1. Thanks for sharing this tips.

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