None of us are getting any younger. Therefore, if being overweight has been a life factor for some time; is it time to be concerned? Most of the general population is overweight. Even people who incorporate exercise into a daily routine may still find they are overweight. This may lead people to try extreme dieting and exercise. But this is not the answer either. These tactics don’t actually work. In fact, these practices may lead to feeling worse by contributing to low self-esteem. Once this happens, there is little chance of finding the proper motivation to continue working out or eating properly to achieve long-term weight loss. What is the answer? How can you find motivation to lose weight when exercising becomes a chore?
Most of us have no interest in acquiring the health risks that come with being overweight. Each of us would like to see our children grow up, graduate from college, get married, and start their own family. That desire alone should encourage increased motivation. Sadly, that isn’t always the case. The truth is you will have to become more active before you find the needed motivation. Simple motivation alone will not promote activity. The problem with that idea offers a question; how can you become more active to find the motivation that is needed?
In the beginning of most weight-loss plans, motivation is not hard to find. We find ourselves getting up every morning to exercise. But then eventually one morning we choose not to. You may even have the motivation eat healthier. In the beginning of your weight loss plan, you rise every morning to a healthy breakfast of low-fat yogurt and fruits. Until eventually one morning you decide not to. Cycles such as these can perpetuate for years. Most of us can see ourselves in this cycle. These cycles contribute to the lack of motivation. It’s true to say that everyone has their own secrets and work for them. Maybe you are an individual who receives benefits from paying an expensive monthly gym membership. Maybe you are an individual who receives benefits from purchasing a used bicycle from a second hand shop. Whatever the case may be, does paying for an expensive gym membership motivate you to use that membership? Will you be motivated by purchasing a second hand bicycle? The only way to find out if these things provide motivation is to push you to use them.
As you begin to force yourself to actually use an expensive gym membership or use the second hand bicycle that you purchase; only then will you begin to find the motivation needed to continue to use these tools in a way that will benefit a long-term weight-loss plan.
The point that is being made is this; motivation cannot be found without action. It is the results of such action that will provide motivations and that are needed. Therefore, as you begin to use your gym membership and ride your second hand bicycle with discipline and commitment, results will be achieved. It is noticing these results that will motivate us to continue with these actions; which in turn contributes more motivation. Now this is a much healthier cycle than what most of us are accustomed to with long-term weight loss plans. Actions taken on a daily basis will provide unlimited motivation if you stick with a healthy future as your goal.