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Find Your Motivation to Lose Weight

Welcome again to another of my great Top 100 weight loss tips. This post is article number 25 in the series and provides you with another useful tip to help you lose weight.

In this post I want to look at the things that motivate a person to lose those extra pounds and to examine where that motivation actually comes from and how to cultivate it.

It may surprise you to learn that motivation does not necessarily need to come from within. While it's a great place for it to originate from, you may be surprised at some of the external places that motivation can be gained from, as we shall see in this article.

Motivation from All Around You

When you think about it, you can draw motivation from all around you as well as from that well of will power that you have residing within you. If you're not sure how to find those external motivating forces, then think along these lines:

How do you think your children see you? As a slim, fit and healthy parent or as an overweight slob? If you are reading this, chances are you fall into the latter category and you are actively seeking ways and means to do something about it.

So there's a great motivator, right in front of your eyes. Your children's view of you!

Let your need to impress your kids and show them by actually doing it that you are working on becoming the slim, fit parent they want you to be become your source of inspiration and motivation!

What Do Your Friends See?

Or what about your friends? Do they see you as fit and slim or fat and chubby? Do they have your best interests at heart or are they sniggering and making uncomplimentary remarks behind your back?

How about drawing motivation from your need to show your friends that you are a fighter. And that you are determined to shed the excess flab and get yourself into a fitter better looking body by starting a great diet and a daily exercise routine!

Or maybe you can show people how you are backing your will to succeed by committing to a successful commercial diet like for example, Nutrisystem. Jenny Craig or Diet to Go from the meal replacement home delivery side of town or something similar to Weight Watchers or other motivation-based slimming program.

Or maybe it would suit your needs to go and buy a home fitness program such as the Zumba fitness dvd collection or a celebrity program like the Denise Austin daily workout or one from the top TV fitness guru Jillian Michaels losing it program!

See where you can draw your motivation from? They are just two examples but there are plenty more around you to make use of.

Get Up, get Out and Do It!

So get out there and find your motivation from places other than just from within yourself. Mean to workout for someone else that you really care about. And if you ever feel yourself wavering or wanting to quit, think of their hopeful faces looking up at you with a smile that says they're so proud of you for your achievements.

And you know what? Once those eager, hopeful faces are fixed in your mind's eye and etched upon your heart, you won't have the heart to quit!

That's because if ever you don't feel like doing a strenuous workout like the P90X or some Turbulence Training any time, just remember that it's not just you who misses out. You're doing it for them too!

100 Weight Loss Tips number 24 follows in the next post!


Posted on Sat, 31 Oct 2009 in Top 100 Weight Loss Tips | 3 Comments

3 thoughts on "Find Your Motivation to Lose Weight"

Terry says:

You're welcome Madge. Losing those extra pounds is not always the easiest thing for everyone, so anything that'll boost the motivation is a welcome addition to the list of tools we have to work with.

Madge says:

I suffered from stomach pain and burning mostly, couldn't sleep well and just hated those extra pounds I couldn't get rid of no matter what I did. Motivation to lose the weight was hard for me, but I'll try focusing on what my kids thing for the sake of my sanity and maybe it'll force me to work a little harder to achieve the results I'm looking for in weight loss without expensive medication or difficult exercises. Thanks!

Calvin T. Chancey says:

I agree that a good diet is not enough to help you keep fit. You need motivations to exercise, too. I'm a little bit overweight due to the nature of my job, then I choose to take part in a water aerobics class in my region. It's great fun! I like it so much that I even want to share my experience with everyone who are interested in this sport, too.