Losing weight can be a daunting process and it is very easy to “throw in the towel” before you even get started.
This is primarily due to becoming frustrated because of slow results or the seeming lack of results.
Keep your sanity during your weight loss journey by taking little strides to achieve your long term weight loss goal.
Make A Plan
Do you have a plan? People sometimes get confused by plans and goals. The end goal is weight loss. The plan is how you are going to get to your goal.
While you will undoubtedly have short term goals and long term goals, they are not your plan.
A plan would consist of, for example, eating breakfast; walking a half-hour per day; not eating after 8 pm; eliminating soda from your daily diet; etc.
Big or small plans can be a great tool for you to reach your weight loss goal.
If you’ve tried certain things before and they didn’t work because of your lack of commitment then try loosening up and altering the plan for something that you could easily achieve without pushing yourself too hard.
If you have a plan of walking/running 1 hour a day but you think that you might give up too easily on that: shoot for 15 minutes a day & once you’ve made the 15 minutes try and push yourself for 15 minutes more.
You’re much better off making a plan for 15 minutes of walking a day and doing it than making a plan of walking 1 hour a day and never leaving the couch.
Execute The Plan
The greatest weight loss plan in the world will do no good if you don’t use it. That’s where so many people fail. Many want to lose weight but aren’t willing to take the necessary steps to actually meet their goal.
It’s like someone saying “I want to make $5,000 this month” but doesn’t have a job and never leaves the couch to look for one.
An employer is not going to show up at your doorstep and give you $5,000 for sitting around. So you need to put in work before you see results.
As mentioned before if your plan is not something you think you can commit to: loosen up your plan to something that is feasible given your lifestyle and personal situation.
See It Through
Stay focused on your weight loss goal, and don’t give up. It’s not the easiest thing to do when first getting started, but it is a proven fact that it takes 21 days to form a habit.
Keep your plan up for a few weeks and you’ll be well on your way to your weight loss goal. By simply creating a plan, and sticking with it, you’ll soon begin to see results on your weight loss journey.
Sometimes it only takes a little push like comparing the start results and seeing a small progress to really get motivated.
Please note that I am not a health professional. Everything on my blog I researched for self-interest.