What’s the Deal?
Let me ask you something;
How many times have you felt like giving up after not seeing immediate results from your workout and diet plan?
How often do you choose to grab the snacks left in the break room because, “I already messed up my diet yesterday, or “It’s okay, I went to the gym yesterday”?
That little voice in your head can be a little butt-head sometimes, right?
Trust me, I have this battle often at work when I have the vending machine only a few feet away from where I eat my lunch every day.
After asking myself this for years, I finally figured out its really one thing. ONE MAJOR KEY THING!
FOR ME, THE MAGIC FORMULA TO SUCCESS IS….*insert drum roll*
You don’t necessarily need a bear chasing you to get to the gym, but just in case here are eight tips to get your weight loss motivation back! No bears necessary!
Find your weight loss motivation.
Motivation Tip #1
Why Are You Doing It
Just like any goal you make in life, you need a clear idea about WHY you are doing it. Are you doing it to fit into that bikini this summer? Perhaps you are doing it because you discovered you have a health issue? Do you want to feel more confident about yourself? Or maybe you want to be healthy for you so that you can be the best version of yourself for your family? Whatever the reason, make sure that the reason why you are doing it is clear to you!
Motivation Tip #2
You can not lose weight in a short period and think it’s going to last. Let me say this one more time for the people in the back: YOU CAN NOT lose a bunch of weight in a super short amount of time. For these reasons: 1. It isn’t healthy 2. It isn’t sustainable. Many of those popular diets out there that promise immediate results within…lets say 3-7 days are NO BUENO. This is coming from a girl who just about tried it all. Yes, you will lose that water weight, but guess what? That ish comes back real quick.
Set some realistic expectations. 1-3 pounds a week seems more feasible and healthy. If you know you have an insane schedule and can barely get to the gym three times a week, don’t set an expectation to go six times a week. Go for 3-4 in the beginning. That way, you can reach your goal of going to the gym more. Once you get the hang of that new schedule, then you may want to try to add another day or two — little by little, my friends.
Motivation Tip #3
Switch it Up
This one is simple. If you are bored, switch things up! If you do the same YouTube video or the same workout routine, you are going to get bored. Eventually, it’s going to seem like you’re performing everything from memory. I am not a big fan of doing the same thing over and over and over; I like to mix my workout week up. A little running here, a splash of Zumba there, a sprinkle of intervals, and a butt load of lifting, keeps me on my toes. Perhaps try one of our Quick workout routines to keep yourself movin’!
Motivation Tip #4
Having things to look forward to is a great way to stay motivated. I like to give myself little weekly rewards if I go to the gym and stick to my diet all week. A reward doesn’t have to be a cheat meal! (Unless you want it to be) What works better for me are things like a new pair of shoes, makeup, or a new outfit. You are already feeling proud of yourself, so why not treat yourself to something that makes you feel dynamite! Plan out some celebrations for all your hard work! You deserve it!
Motivation Tip #5
Flat Lined Progress
When you don’t notice progress anymore, you more than likely will feel unmotivated. Don’t let this happen to you. If you come to the point in your fitness journey where you have flat-lined, try adding or subtracting some calories from your diet or implementing a diet break. What happens is that, after some time in a calorie deficit, your body gets used to the number of calories you are eating. Our recommendation is to do a diet break. Doing this will “reset your body” so that, once you go back to a calorie deficit, you can continue seeing some results. Read more about how to calculate your macros here!
Motivation Tip #6
Diet Plan That Works For You
Do your research and find the diet that works best for you. If you know that you really can’t live without carbs, perhaps a NO CARB diet isn’t the best option for you. If you know you love organic food, perhaps Whole30 is the way you want to go. The point is, do your research and find something that works for you and your lifestyle. This way, you are less likely to cheat and more likely to stick to your diet. You will stay motivated!
Motivation Tip #7
Keep a Journal or Planner
Honestly, this is my secret weapon. I use my Fitness Planner daily for a variety of reasons. However, one of my favorite uses is to track my exercise, my daily macro intake, and water consumption. This planner has it all people! My good friend suggested this to me, and I find it very helpful. When I feel like I need some motivation, I like to go back and read some old entries whenever I am feeling unmotivated. I remember why I am doing it, and even though I may not be as far as id like to be, I still made some progress, and therefore no, it’s possible! You can also use this to track food and workouts. Check out and get more info on the Action Day Results Planner below!
Motivation Tip #8
If you don’t stay positive, you give yourself more excuses to quit! Stay positive. If you’re in a bad mood and don’t feel like working out, you are probably not going to perform at your best! Stay positive, and keep your goals in mind! What’s the point of working out if you aren’t going to do your best! Keep a positive mindset, and you will notice that you will be more into your workout and feel proud that you did.
It has many names: fitspiration motivation, weight loss motivation, workout motivation, gymaholic motivation, etc. But the reality is if you are starting your fitness journey and want to have excellent fitness results, you have to have some plan that will allow you to stay consistent with your goals. I hope these tips help you reach your fitness goals.
You got this!
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