Mind Over Matter: Staying Motivated To Stay Healthy
Making the conscious choice to live a healthier life isn’t just about eating better or going to the gym on a regular basis. It’s about being healthier in your mind, and for that, you need motivation. Motivation is the biggest tool necessary for anyone who wishes to push ahead with their lifestyle change, and if you don’t have motivation, then you won’t get very far.
Motivation and weight loss are truly a case of mind over matter. If your head isn’t in the game, you’re already onto a loser. Everyone and anyone can tell you how to lose weight, the best tips for exercise good for your body time and what food you should try but ultimately, it’s up to you to stick to your new lifestyle. What you need is to keep your interest in the journey you are taking and to do that, you need to follow the tips below!
Make Today A Good One. Envisaging the physique that you want through eating well and exercise is one thing, but have you ever considered that you have to feel good about the body you already have instead of the one you want? It doesn’t matter how big or small you are right now, you have to feel okay with the body you have to be able to feel okay with the body you want to have.
Rope In Friends. part of staying motivated is the support the people around you can give. Get a group of friends together and go for group training at a local fun workout class. If you are all keeping each other accountable, you can stay far more motivated than if you were going it alone.
Have Positive Role Models. Celebrities in the magazines? They’re not real. While the digital era has brought us some wonderful inventions, Photoshop has been one of them and it’s because of Photoshop that we get an unrealistic impression of the celebrities adorning our favourite reads. Choose role models that are realistic for you, and emulate those who inspire you.
Know Your Triggers. Overeating is a big part of uncontrollable weight and if you understand which foods are your weaknesses, you can learn to manage how much of them you eat. Finding a weight loss program that suits your triggers and body type should show you how much these vary!
One Step At A Time. Instead of changing everything at once, make a point of having one change per day that works for you. Smaller, more manageable steps to a gradual lifetime change and overhaul is sometimes the only way to stay on the healthy track!
Forgive Yourself. A big part of staying motivated is not allowing yourself guilt. If you have a day where you slip off the wagon and eat a meal you didn’t count in your calories, it’s okay. A bad day doesn’t make for a bad life, and you shouldn’t allow yourself to feel defeated by it.
Your motivation is going to define the remaining part of your lifestyle change – keep it burning for as long as you can!