Unable to Find Motivation to Start Losing Weight?
Most “diets” fail within a week or two because of a lack of motivation.
You’ll rarely find motivation when you first start trying to lose weight, which is usually the time when you need it the most. Waiting to lose weight until the right motivation comes along is usually putting the cart before the horse.
Instead of constantly looking for the motivation to start losing weight, you usually have to start losing the weight first. How? Old fashioned stubbornness and hard work. Just decide to do it. Stop thinking so much about finding the carrot dangling in front of you and just know you need to lose weight.
As long as you decide to lose weight by counting calories, a proven and long-term way to lose weight, you should start to see results within weeks and even days. Once you’re able to shed a substantial amount of weight (all relative, 10, 25, 50 pounds, etc), you’ll start seeing the benefits, positive side effects, and compliments that come with losing weight.
“Have you lost weight recently? You’re looking great!”
That’s when you really start to get motivated.
Motivation comes from finally being able to fit into a restaurant booth or a 40-inch waist pair of pants. It comes from seeing progress. Serious motivation rarely comes from thinking about dreams and thoughts of such grandeur. When I was 344 pounds, thinking of fitting into pants that were a size 40 was motivation for me, but the kind of motivation lottery players have when they buy a ticket. Sure, I tried to lose weight because I knew such things were possible, but I would have had a better chance flying to the moon than having a 40-inch waist.
It was only once I got a taste of 48-inch pants, then 46, did I get motivated and start to think that I could really accomplish my weight loss goals.