Sometimes it’s hard to get motivated when it comes to working out. Sure, you want to lose weight and get healthy, but unless you’re working towards a specific goal sometimes exercise gets bumped to the end of your to-do list. It’s just something that happens when your health isn’t your top priority.
While there are all different reasons to workout, from increasing your upper-body strength to losing a few dress sizes, whatever your reason for want to exercise it helps to have some kind of extra motivation to get you up and going each day.
Set A Specific Goal
Don’t just say, “I want to lose some weight.” You need to set a specific goal. Pick the amount of weight you want to lose and the specific time you want to lose it in.
When it comes to setting a specific goal and a timeline you will be pushing yourself more. However, make sure that you don’t set an unrealistic goal that just can’t be reached or you’ll be defeating the purpose of this motivational exercise.
Hang A Skinny Photo On Your Fridge
Find a photo of yourself when you were at the weight you want to be at again, or if you never were find a photo in a magazine that shows the size that you want to be. It doesn’t have to be of a super-skinny model, simple someone that looks like you’d like to, weight-wise.
Hang this photo on your fridge, and even on your cupboards or pantry door. This way each time you go to grab something to eat you are reminded of your goal, which may help keep you from snacking and remind you to go workout.
Buy A Skinny Outfit
You may also want to purchase an outfit in your ideal size so that you have something on hand that will help motivate you to workout. Don’t pack it away, but hang it in your closet in an easy to see area where you notice it everyday when you get dressed.
This outfit is your ultimate goal. Maybe attempt to try it on once each month to help show yourself how much closer you are to it actually fitting. The closer it gets the more you’ll be motivated to reach your goal.
Use Your Social Media
Social media isn’t just a way to keep in touch with friends and family, it can also be a great tool in accountability. Not only are you forced to look at your own posts about how much or how little you are exercising, but it also gives your friends and family a chance to help cheer you on to your goals.
It’s not always easy to lose weight. Each person struggles in different ways. But if you take a few extra steps to help motivate yourself you increase your chances of weight loss success.