Keeping motivation up is the key to accomplishing your goals.  First you need to realize that you are not alone in this; motivation is a huge challenge for most people when it comes to going after a new goal, that’s because you are changing your life.

Think of it this way, if you have been doing something the same exact way for years, jumping into a new way of life is not an easy task, especially if you are juggling multiple commitments on top of that, such as work, family or even school. The key to success is to get really excited about what you are about to do.  You are making the decision to change your life, and although that may seem scary at first, in the end the pay-off will be well worth the results!

If you are serious about committing to your goals –get them out of your head and onto paper – write them down and put them up wherever you can see them to re-enforce your goals! Here are ten weight loss motivation tips to help you plan your goals and keep you moving forward!

Focus on Your Outcomes

Don’t rely on others for self-esteem, set your own expectations and goals and work towards them every day!  Before you make changes, you will have to re-shape your thinking and define your life by your standards!  Set realistic goals for yourself and give yourself credit along the way when you achieve them!

Forward Momentum

As you begin to achieve your set goals, don’t stop there, set new goals and keep building on your success!  Your newfound energy and positive outlook will continue to shape your life and push you in the direction to achieve your new set goals. 

Strong Determination

Motivation is the mechanism for transforming desire into reality.  Sticking to your goals require determination and focus!  If you make the commitment to change your life, you can’t give a half effort – get focused on your goals and keep moving forward.  Remove negative distractions and focus on your successes along the way!   

Reward Yourself

Once you have accomplished a goal you set out to achieve, give yourself a reward for making that goal.  Schedule a spa day – massage or facials can do the body and mind a world of good. Have a night out.  Whatever the reward, make sure it’s something that will make you work that much harder.    

Remove Stress

Stress is nearly impossible to avoid, we are constantly inundated by stress from work to families to financial responsibilities and much more.  Learning to deal with stress in a positive way is the best way to ensure you achieve your weight loss and fitness goals.  Don’t reach for comfort food or internalize that stress after a bad day, remind yourself of your goals and get to the gym!        

Positive Surrounding

Once you have set your goals, find a support group to encourage and not sabotage your success! Identify the positive people in your life and make an effort to hang out with them. Tell everyone about your goals and get buy-in especially from those that are also in need of your time.  Have them commit to providing you with at least 1 hour each day of ‘you time’ solely for your workouts.  On top of that look for positive people with similar goals that can not only support you in your journey but can also offer support when you need it.

Book Your Time

Lack of planning will only result in missed opportunities.  Keep time booked to work on your goals on your weekly calendar and set reminders.  This will ensure you have the time to complete what you need to do, before your calendar gets too full.  And before you even get to your pre-booked time make sure you have your plan of attack ready – this will ensure you are ready to go.

Don’t Be Afraid of Improvement  

Fear can often prevent people from achieving their goals, because the pain of going through change far exceeds the positive outcome that is waiting for them on the other side!  Don’t let fear prevent you from change, focus on your goals and keep going!

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