6 Ways To Find Inspiration To Guide Your Weight Loss

Have you ever started a weight loss program with a lot of enthusiasm and excitement, only to find that two weeks later you feel like giving up? You begin to think it's too much work, and you are missing out on all the fun foods you used to eat. Then another week goes by and you find yourself totally uninspired as you grab for another Frito on the couch in front of the tv. What happened?

Unfortunately, there is no getting around the obvious when it comes to challenges. Only you can guarantee your success by following through with your plans to lose weight and keep it off. No one else is going to do it for you. When you have good intentions but you can't seem to keep yourself on track, you need to pick yourself up and find a way to stay focused.

I'm talking about inspiration, and you can use it as a tool to help you achieve your weight loss goals. Thousands of people struggling just like you have lost weight and kept it off simply by using the following techniques to help move them along.

Motivation #1: Write Down Your Goals And Review Sometimes it's not enough to just say you are going to lose 20 pounds for your high school reunion. You need to write it down and remind yourself whenever you don't feel like exercising or skipping that late night snack. Write down your goal and then write down what will happen if you don't follow through. Keep it in your pocket at all times, or anywhere that you can read it faster than you can open that package of Oreos.

Motivation #2: Other People's Stories Even though it's a cliche, if someone else did it, you can do it too. It helps to know that lots of people have done exactly what you are trying to do because you can visualize your own success. Write down their stories and read them for inspiration. Everyone loses weight at different rates, but you can't argue with science. If someone cut back on McDonald cheeseburgers and it had a positive effect on their health, the same will happen for you in one way or another.

Motivation #3: Find An Exercise Companion Not having to do something alone can make all the difference in the world. Find a friend who will go out for walks or start jogging with you so you can feel motivated to get outside and get moving. Other people push you to do things you never thought you could do. If you don't have any friends, buy an IPOD and put your favorite songs on them so you have some upbeat music. Anything to get you in the spirit of activity is the key motivator here.

Motivation #4: Let A Mentor Guide You The best weight loss programs come with a personal coach or mentor. This is really important and something that will not come with any product you find in a traditional store. Many direct selling companies rely on representatives who are only successful when their customers are. This is a really good thing. They give you inspiration to stick with your program because they have been there before themselves.

Motivation #5: Personal Development Listening to a professional motivational speaker is extremely uplifting. They put ideas into your head about going after anything you set your mind to, and how to overcome obstacles along the way. You can find lectures by world-renown speakers on the internet without having to spend lots of money to attend in person. Not only will you be inspired to lose weight, you'll probably go on to use their methods to reach other goals in your life as well.

Motivation #6: Write Your Success Story This is different that writing down your goals. This is where you write down what you have accomplished. Even if you have only been on your weight loss program for one day, write down what you accomplished. If you used your will power to drink a bottle of water instead of eating a bag of Cheetos, write it down! That is something that a lot of people are not able to do. Re-read your accomplishments every day and you'll want to keep improving.

Whenever you have reached a weekly goal weight, note it in your journal and give yourself a reward. This should be an on going process for the rest of your life as you keep rewarding yourself for your progress. But be sure to give yourself non-food rewards.

Every day is a new opportunity to find different ways to motivate yourself to reach your weight loss goals. As you visualize your success, start each new day as if it were your first day on the program. Keep your personal vision of success in mind every day and make sure you don't waste the opportunity to make progress toward your goal whenever possible.

Bill Winch is a Personal Wellness Coach whose mission is teaching and coaching others who are struggling with losing weight safely and keeping it off for good. To receive his Free Report "9 Weight Loss Myths Exposed," visit his website and click on FREE REPORT or call him directly at (585) 271-3767 for a free wellness consultation.

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