How to Maintain Weight Loss Long-term

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It’s important to understand that being able to lose weight and being able to lose weight and keep it off is not the same thing.  There is a study that shows that 80 percent of people who lose weight gain it back.  In this article we teach you to create long-term weight loss success.

Your whole or entire approach has to be different when you are trying to lose weight and keep it off.

Anybody can lose weight, but it takes a certain understanding to lose it off and keep it off completely. In this article, we will talk about what you need to learn or know to lose weight and keep it off completely.

 

How To Create a Sustainable Weight Loss Lifestyle

1. Change Your Mindset About Weight Loss

It’s important to understand that weight loss success is not about achieving a specific number. It’s about achieving a certain lifestyle.

If you ask a person what their weight loss goals are, they will often give you a number. The number is the ideal weight they hope to achieve.

However as we already indicated, studies have shown that around 80 percent of people who lose weight gain it back.

So that person who is saying that their goal is to lose a certain amount of weight, odds are if you were to wave a magic wand and make them their ideal weight, odds are they would gain it back.

What that indicates is that with weight loss, the focus should not be a specific number. The focus should be on creating a sustainable lifestyle.

 

2. Create A Diet That You Live With

Focus on creating a diet that you can live with long-term, not a diet that is going to get your results tomorrow. Because again, let’s say you go on a strict diet that gets you to your ideal weight; if it’s a diet that you can’t maintain, then it’s just a matter of time before you start to regain the weight that you’ve lost. So again, when it comes to diet, we don’t want to focus on the speed of diet of how fast we’re losing weight. We want to focus on consistency in our ability to maintain the diet.

 

3. Learn How To Deal With Negative Emotion

Learn how to deal with negative emotions in a way where you don’t have to resort to eating food.

 

4. Don’t Allow Lifestyle Changes Throw You

Often something will happen in our professional or personal life, where we start to give that more focus, and weight loss takes a back seat. For example, you may have added pressure to reach a certain goal at work. Often when lifestyle changes or events like this occur, we put weight loss on a backseat and focus on the event, and so you no longer care about losing weight or your diet. All your focus is on the goal. You need to realize that you want to maintain weight loss even when unplanned life events happen. Because if every time a major change happens, you stop weight loss, you’re going to be in a perpetual state of weight loss increase and decline. Also, this is why it’s important not to create a diet that is not too strict so when a lifestyle change happens and you’re no longer as enthusiastic about weight loss, you can still maintain it.

 

5. Ask Why

Think about why you have cheated on your diet in the past. Then set up a game plan for dealing with this in the future. Also, every time you cheat on your diet, always ask why.

Why Do I Cheat On My Diet

If your reading this article, you probably have a history of cheating on your diet, and while you may be angry at yourself that you have this problem of cheating on your diet, make sure you take the time to give yourself a pat on the back for at least trying to figure out “why” you cheat on your diet.

You see, many people cheat on their diet, but they never ask themselves why, and because they never ask themselves why they are likely to cheat on their diet again. For example, they may cheat on their diet and gain 3 pounds, and instead of trying to figure out why they cheated on their diet, they just go back to dieting and exercising to lose the 3 pounds. However, because they never figured out why they cheated on their diet in the first place they are likely to cheat on their diet again, which is how yo-yo dieting can start.

In this article, we will go over common reasons why people cheat on their diet and how to overcome these reasons. Now keep in mind it may be more than one reason that causes you to cheat on your diet.

Common Reasons Why Cheat On Our Diets

1. Negative Emotions

One of the common reasons people cheat on their diets is due to negative emotions. Impatience, frustration, stress, and any other negative emotion can cause you to cheat on your diet because you may often turn to food to take a break from these emotions. If you find yourself always cheating on your diet when you’re in a negative mood, it’s important that you find better ways to do deal with your negative emotions.

For example, if you eat because of stress at work, find better ways to deal with the stress. Maybe you can start exercising or meditation to deal with the stress.

Now I know that not cheating on your diet when you’re feeling bad is easier said than done and that some situations are bigger than others, such as you there may be a challenge in your personal or professional life.

However, you have to understand that things will happen in life, and if every time something happens, you’re going to break your diet, then you will constantly be in the yoyo diet phase. So you have to start planning in advance what you will do hard situations happen.

Also, be proactive. Find out what causes you to get a bad mood, and learn how to manage those situations better, so you don’t end up getting put in a bad mood in the first place,
For example, if you always get angry driving to work because of morning traffic, maybe you should leave out a little earlier so you’re less inclined to get angry.

 

2. Boredom

Similar to negative emotions, when you’re bored, your body will use food as a way to break the boredom and stimulate itself. If you find that you have a problem with cheating on your diet when you’re bored, try to create a better schedule full of activities that keep you engaged and stimulated.

 

3. Change In Excitement & Focus Getting A Head of Ourselves

New Dieter Excitement
Honey Moon Phase Wears Off
When you start a weight loss diet, getting ahead of yourself can cause you to cheat on your diet down the road. You see, when you make the decision to start a weight loss, you’re often enthusiastic and excited. You want to lose weight as quickly as possible so create a diet for yourself as quickly as possible. So the diet that you create is often very restrictive. Now doing the honeymoon phase of the new diet where you’re excited about losing weight, you can maintain the diet, but after a couple of days or weeks after the honeymoon phone or the honeymoon phase wears, you find that you have trouble sticking to your diet.
It’s important to realize that slow and steady wins the race. You want to create a reasonable diet that you can maintain even after the honey moon phase of your new wears off.

Lifestyle Change

How Do I Stop Yo Yo Diet?

Losing weight can be frustrating because you can be on a roll where you’re losing weight, and then all of a sudden you hit a rough patch, and then you will gain the weight back, and then you lose weight again and then gain it back and your just yoyoing.

If you have experienced this, it’s important to realize that you have to make changes.  The change is not to diet and start exercising again because eventually, you’re going to hit another rough patch.

1 Recognize The Cycle

When people often cheat on their diet, they kick themselves for not having the willpower and go back to dieting again, instead of recognizing that there pattern. This lack of recognition that there is a pattern hinders them because once you recognize that there is a pattern, you realize that the answer is not just to start dieting again.

 

2. Find Out The Why

Once you identify they cycle you need to ask “why” you have this cycle. “Why” are you cheating on your diet.

Keep in mind that there may be more than one reason why you cheat on your diet.  Click here to find common reasons why.

 

3. Set Up A Game Plan

Once you find out why you cheat on your diet set up a game plan of how you will deal with that why in the future.

How Positive Thinking Can Help With Weight Loss

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It is said that those that think they will fail will fail, and those that they will succeed will succeed.  You can have two people equally capable with the same task to complete. 

Often time you’re success are failure with something all comes down to your attitude.  One may succeed, and the other may fail at completing the task.  And do you know what may have made the difference?  Their attitude. 

Whether or not you’re successful can often come down to having a positive attitude. Not your intelligence. or whether you’re capable, but you’re attitude. 

In this article, we will talk about how having a positive attitude can help with weight loss and how to give yourself a positive attitude to experience weight loss success.

 

How Positive Thinking Helps With Weight

1. Gives You More Belief in Optimism

It gives you more belief and optimism in your success, which can have diet and exercise with more zeal, rather than going through the motions.

2. Allows You To Keep Getting Back Up After Failure

When you make a mistake, you will not get overly down on yourself. You will able to see the good in the bad. It allows you not to get down on yourself.

3. Not Give Up and Stick Through Long Haul

As we just mentioned, dieting will allow you to bounce back from failure.  Your ability to rebound after failure is paramount to anything challenging you try, especially if you’re trying to lose weight. Because, like most things in weight loss, you will be bad in the beginning.

The beginning is the hardest because there is so much doubt. However, as you go along, you will start to pick things up.

Sometimes when you fail at weight loss, you won’t get back right away you way take a break from dieting, but that positive thinking and attitude and belief in yourself that you can lose the weight will eventually bring you back, and when you come back you will come smarter and wiser, and eventually will achieve your weight loss goals.

 

How To Cultivate Positive Thinking In Terms of Weight Loss:

1. Always Look For Upside

See the good even in bad when you have a bad experience. For example, let say you cheated n your diet. Try to figure out why you cheated on your diet and what you’re going to do in the future to prevent that from happening.

Then instead of focusing on the fact that you cheated on your diet and gained a couple of pounds, focus on what lessons you learned. Doing this puts a positive spin on a negative situation, As weight gain is temporary but learning a new lesson.

2. Set Bench March Goals

Set smaller shorter-term goals that highlight your weight loss success

3. Avoid Negativity

Try to mitigate things that put you into a negative headspace.

4. Remind Yourself of Your Why In a Positive Way

Remind yourself why and the benefits of your why in a positive way.

Changing Your Mindset For Weight Loss

Weight loss is not just about changing physically; it’s about changing mentally as well. You’re not going to go from someone who struggles to maintain a diet and exercise regime for more than a couple of weeks to an experienced dieter, someone who can lose weight and keep it off without there being some lessons learned and mental growth.

Important Mental Shifts For Weight Loss Success:

1. Start Asking Why

Whenever you have occasions when you cheat on your diet, don’t just kick yourself and then get back to dieting. Ask yourself why. Because if you don’t address these things, they are going to coming keep up.

It’s also a good idea to ask why when reflecting on why a diet hadn’t worked out in the past.

 

2. Realize Diets Don’t Have To Be Horrible Thing

Realize you can still eat the foods that you like and still lose weight. However, often, you have to eat these foods in smaller portions to lower the food’s calorie intake. To fill the hunger void of eating less of the food that you like, eat a healthy side such as a fruit or a vegetable. The fruit or vegetable will not just make your meals more nutritious, but they will make your meals more filling without adding a whole lot more calories.

Having a diet where your meals consist of food that you like and healthy sides is a diet that is tasting and filling, and this a diet that you can sustain.

The point is you never have to go without a meal without at least not eating something you like. Now sometimes it is good to cut a food out of your diet or modify it for health reasons.

 

3. Stop Focusing on Getting Quick Results 

Stop focusing on getting quick results and start focusing on developing long-term consistency.

Often people focus on getting quick results that make them feel good instead of long-term, meaningful weight loss.

 

How Music Can Help You Work Out

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Listening to music can aid with working out in so many different ways.

Ways Listening To Music Can Aid Working Out

1. Music Can Be Used As an Incentive To Workout

You can limit listening to music to only when you work out as a way to incentivize yourself to workout. What you do is cut off listening to music throughout the week except for the occasions when you workout. Doing this can incentivize you to work out because you finally have the opportunity to listen to music.

 

2. Music Can Help With Last Minute Resistance

You can have every intention of working out, but it can be hard getting off the couch at the last minute. It can be hard getting off the couch when you’re in such a relaxed and comfortable state to get up and do something hard like working out. Rather than trying to pump yourself through self talk to get yourself off the couch and go work out, try to use music. Music can provide that transition, from you being in a relaxed state where relaxing on the couch to a pumped-up state where you’re ready to work out. When you’re on the couch, play some up-tempo music and let the music do the rest. The up-tempo music will put you in a more up-tempo state making it easier for you to get up and go work out.

 

3. Can Make Workout More Enjoyable

Exercising may not be a fun activity because it’s physically demanding. When you’re pushing your body, you could experience physical discomfort; you can also experience negative thoughts. You can start thinking about how hard the workout is and how tired you are. Through the physical discomfort and negative thoughts, you have to will yourself to exercise. It’s admirable to do so but can not be very enjoyable while you’re exercising.

 

4. Can Help You Get More Out of The Work

Music can improve your workout performance so that you get more out of the workout. As mentioned before, listening to music can put you in a happier state where you’re more into the workout.

Listening to up-tempo music can also put you in a more up-tempo state where you’re more pumped, which can improve your workout performance.

 

5. Can Help You Work Out Longer

Not only does music pump you up, so you work out better, but it can help you maintain tempo throughout your workout.

We have very short attention spans and may not be very long for our exercise until we’re tired of exercising and are thinking about something else. Music can keep you engaged by giving your mind engaging stimuli. This will help keep your mind in the present moment to stay focused on what you are doing and make the most out of your exercise.

What To Do After You Cheat on Your Diet

When dieting, unplanned occasions where you cheat on your diet will happen. How you handle these occasions of cheating your diet may be a huge determinant of how successful you will be at achieving your overall weight loss goals, so it is very important that you handle these occasions properly.

 

How To Handle Cheating on Your Diet:

1. Don’t Beat Yourself When You Cheat on Your Diet

The first thing you want to do when you cheat on your diet is to make a decision to take it easy on yourself.  You don’t want to beat yourself for two primary reasons.

The first reason is that you are beating yourself for something that everybody does.  Having those occasions where you cheat on your diet just comes with the territory when you’re a beginner dieter, and you’re learning how to diet. So give yourself a break.  You’re not uniquely bad or have uniquely less willpower when you cheat on your diet. You are just new and are still learning how to diet.

The second reason why you don’t want to beat yourself up when you cheat on your diet is that you’re not doing yourself any favors by beating yourself up.  Infact, you’re doing quite the opposite.  Beating yourself can put you in a bad emotional state, and when you’re in a negative emotional state, you may wind up cheating your diet some more because you want to use food for comfort in your bad negative state.

Lastly, constantly beating yourself every time you cheat on your diet may contribute to quitting dieting altogether.  Because when you’re constantly beating yourself up, you’re making your weight loss process a process that is associated with a lot of negative emotions.  And who wants to do something that is always going make them feel bad.

 

2. Uncover The “Why”

You don’t want to beat yourself but you do want to learn from it. You learn from it by uncovering the why.

So whenever you cheat on your diet, instead of just summing it up to lack of willpower. Really try to scratch beneath the surface to uncover the “why” of why you cheated on your diet. 

Maybe you cheated on your diet because something stressful happened at work earlier in the day, and you turned to food for comfort, or perhaps you cheated on your diet because you were bored at home, so you turned to food for stimulation to break the boredom. 

Maybe you cheated on your diet because your diet was just too strict, and so you were developing food cravings that you finally ended up giving in to.

There is always an underlying reason “why” you cheated on your diet, and you need to uncover it.

 

3. Create A Game Plan

Once you identify the “why” behind why you broke your diet, it’s vital to set up a game plan to prevent it from happening in the future.

For example, if you broke your diet because you were bored, maybe you need to develop a better schedule.  If you broke your diet because of emotional stress, perhaps you need to find better ways to deal with stress, or maybe you need to find ways to avoid stressful situations in the first place.  If you broke your diet because of depriving yourself of certain foods you crave, maybe you need to find a healthy way to incorporate those foods that you crave or comparable foods into your diet.

 

4. Make A Journal

You want to make a journal because as you will find that there are many causes of you to break your diet. Making a journal will help you remember and keep track of the different things that cause you to cheat on your diet. In your journal, you also want to write down the games plans to prevent these causes from causing you to cheat on your diet. 

 

5. Be Patient With Yourself

Even if you start to learn and understand the triggers that cause you to cheat on your diet, there still may be occasions when you still succumb to cheating on your diet. When this happens, don’t beat yourself. Understand that these are bad habits that took years to develop, so they may not go away overnight. However, as you become more and more knowledgeable of what causes you to cheat on your diet and ways to stop yourself from cheating on your diet, you should cheat on your diet less and less tell it’s not a problem.

 

6. Practice Mindfulness Training

Mindfulness training can be great because it can be a proactive way to make fewer mistakes. You see, a lot of dieting mistakes thrive off of emotion and impulse. Mindfulness training, in general, makes you less emotionally volatile and less impulsive.

When you cheat on your diet, you’re giving into impulses in your brain. Meditation is where you center your brain, so it’s less likely to give in to impulses.

Studies have displayed a link between meditation and reduction of emotional eating and binge eating (1)(2).

How Meditation Can Help With Weight Loss

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Meditation can be very beneficial to weight loss. As meditation is all about centering the mind, and when it comes weight loss having a centered mind can be very advantageous.

Like most pursuits, weight loss is more mental than physical, meaning we all know what to physically do lose weight we know that we need to diet and exercise, but often our own mind can thwart us from doing these activities as efficiently and consistently as we should.

Common Thoughts, Feelings, & Emotions That Undermine Weight Loss

• Uncontrolled food cravings for food outside our diets can cause us to cheat on our diets and even break our diets.

• Feelings of frustration, discouragement, impatience, and demoralize us tell we quit.

• Stress, sadness, and are negative emotions that, if left unchecked, can cause us to cheat on our diet as we will turn to food for comfort to deal with these emotions.

• Often, when we break our diets, we will feel guilt, and it turns us off to the weight loss process.

• Happiness; of course, it’s great to be happy, but sometimes we can become liberal about adhering to our diet in a happy state. So it’s important to learn about the still be discipline about your diet in our happy state.

• Thoughts of why you should skip exercising for the day.

• Boredom is not necessarily an emotion, but it is a feeling, and we will often turn to food to stimulate ourselves.

These are all thoughts emotions feelings that you may encounter, and chances are if you don’t succeed with weight loss it won’t be physical one where the exercise is too challenging it will be an emotional one.   Meditation helps you get your mind on your side so that you control your emotion and your emotions don’t control you and your actions.

Studies have shown how meditation can lead to a reduction in binge eating and emotional eating (1)(2).

What To Know When Starting A New Diet

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Starting a new weight loss diet can be an exciting time. But there are important things that you should know if you’re starting a weight loss diet or if you’re already on a weight loss diet that will help ensure your success.

Things To Know:

1. Realize Dieting Doesn’t Have To Be a Horrible Thing

Realize you can still eat the foods that you like and still lose weight. However, often, you have to eat these foods in smaller portions to lower the food’s calorie intake. To fill the hunger void of eating less of the food that you like, eat a healthy side such as a fruit or a vegetable. The fruit or vegetable will not just make your meals more nutritious, but they will make your meals more filling without adding a whole lot more calories.

Having a diet where your meals consist of food that you like and healthy sides is a diet that is tasting and filling, and this a diet that you can sustain.

Now, if certain foods are flat out unhealthy, you may want to cut those foods out of your diet, find healthier ways to prepare those foods, or find healthier substitutes for that food.

Because you want a diet that you like, but that is also healthy, and that’s why it’s good to talk to a doctor when constructing your diet because they know your nutrition needs better than anybody.

 

2. Drink Low Calorie or Calorie Free

If you’re drinking high-calorie drinks, you can save yourself a ton of calories by switching to a low calorie or calorie-free drink. You’d be surprised how many calories you drink when you’re drinking high calorie drink. Also, drinking this low calorie or calorie free drink right before meals can help fill your system up so that you can eat less.

There is a focus on watching what you eat in weight loss that people don’t appreciate watching what they drink.

Water is a great option to make your go-to drink out of; studies have shown a link between regular water consumption and reduction in body mass in overweight individuals (1)(2)(3). 

Studies have shown that drinking water’s before meals can lower calorie intake.

If you make  a habbit of drinking water or a low calorie drinks before meals, you will go into your meals less hungry and you would be surprised the calories you can save.

 

Know What To Eat When Trying To Lose Weight

Foods that are great for weight loss are foods that have fiber, water, and protien.

Fiber is great for weight loss because it’s hard for the body to break down. You see calories are units of energy that are extracted out of the foods we eat. When we take in to much energy the excess energy is stored as fat. Now because the body has a hard time breaking down fiber it is for the most part unable to extract energy out of fiber

Foods thats are great for weight loss.

High fiber, lean protien, fruits & vegetables.

Example of good weight loss friendly foods that have fiber are:

oatmeal

bananas

apples

Fruits

Fruits tend to be great for weight loss because of there fiber cone

 

Having one of these foods in your meals is great way to minimize the overall calorie of thre meals and still make the meals filling.

3. Recognize Role Emotions Play In Your Diet

Recognize the role that thoughts, feelings, and emotions play in your dieting decision. Then learn how to manage your thoughts, feelings, and emotions better. Dieting is a goal or objective. Therefore you want to have an objective mindset, but when you have a lot of negative emotions, they can make your mind less objective, and you can give in to your impulses.

 

4. When You Do Cheat On Your Diet Learn From It

Learn from your dieting mistakes, not just current diet cheating but from occasions when you have cheated on your diet in the past.

 

5. Anticipate Your Learning Curve

Anticipate a learning curve & make the decision in advance to be patience with your learning curve.

If you are starting a diet, don’t think you have to hit a hole in one where your going to start diet, not make any mistakes and just lose weight.  Understand weight loss is like anything else; when you start, you may not be that great, but the longer you do it, the better you will get at it.

 

6. Understand That You Have To Overhaul Your Current Diet all At Once

We often hear about these famous diets, and they give us the impression that we have to overall our diets all at once, and that’s not true. 

Not to say there is anything wrong with these diet programs, but it is okay to take a baby step approach and modify your diet a little bit at a time. 

You can let your diet come about naturally. For you will stumble upon different meal ideas that work for you from time to time, and you can slowly start to make an overall diet for yourself out of these meals.

 

7. Make Well-rounded Balanced Meals

Incorporate fruits and vegetables into your meals.  Fruits and vegetables will not only make the meal more nutritious, but they can make the meal more filling without dramatically increasing the meal’s calorie intake, as fruits and vegetables are typically low in calories.

 

8. Be Prepared For Social Occasions

You will periodically encounter social occasions or situations where you are eating out. It’s important not the let these occasions totally throw you off your weight loss game plan.

 

9. Start To Become More Educated On Thing That Caused Binge Eating

Emotions, boredom, social occasions can all cause you to cheat on your diet.  If you find yourself cheating on your diet, become more self-aware of what’s causing you to cheat on your diet and come up with a game plan to address the issue so that you don’t continue to cheat on your diet.

 

10. Recognize The Importance of Distancing When You Eating From When You Sleep

You can have an effective diet, but if you’re not distancing when you eat from when you sleep, your diet can become ineffective at creating weight loss.

You see, when the body doesn’t need energy, it stores as fat for future use.

Sleep is the body’s most inactive state where the body needs the least amount of energy to function, and so the energy (or calories) that you get from foods that you eat right before you sleep may get stored as fat.  That’s why it’s so important to distance when you eat from when you go to sleep.

How To Motivate Yourself To Work Out & How To Stay Motivated

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Working out is one of the best uses of our time. It improves health, physical appearance, fitness, complements many of our other pursuits, and can improve our overall quality of life.

The dilemma with working out is that we can know all of its benefits and genuinely want to work out, however right before its time to work out, we are often in a more relaxed state, and at that moment, it can be hard coming out of that relaxed state to go exercise.

However, we must start finding ways to overcome and make the decision to exercise because when exercise, we are making an investment in your overall quality of life.

In this article we will discuss various ways to motivate yourself to exercise:

 

Ways To Motivate Yourself To Exercise:

 

1. Never Forget Your “Why”

Find constructive ways to remind yourself of your “why” that meaningful and compelling to you.

 

2. Make Shorter Term Goals

Break down your long-term goal into smaller, shorter-term goals.

For example, if your goal is to lose 40 pounds over the next couple of months, break that goal into smaller, shorter-term goals.

Your short term goal can be to lose 2 to 4 pounds over the next 2 weeks. Once you achieve that goals set a new short-term goal to lose another 2 to 4 pounds in another 2 weeks after that.

Breaking your long-term goals into smaller, shorter-term goals can be beneficial for 2 reasons:

1st Reason: Makes Workouts Meaningful & Gives You A Sense of Urgency

When your workout goal is to lose 40 pounds and your deadline for reaching this goal is months away, every work out can feel like a small insignificant contribution to achieving that goal because the goal is so great and the deadline for reaching the goal is so far off in the distant future. As a result, you may lack the motivation to work out.

However, when your workout goal is smaller, and the deadline for achieving the goal is more immediate, every workout takes on more importance in achieving this goal.

For example, if your workout goals it to lose 2 to 4 pounds in 2 weeks, then every workout now between and that 2-week mark is important. You won’t want to skip working out on an assigned workout day because you have so little time to achieve your goal, and if you do skip working out on a given workout day, you may not achieve your goal.

Therefore, when your work goals are more immediate and smaller, it makes every workout more important and more meaningful.

2nd Reason: Gives You Frequent Victories

When your goal is to lose 40 pounds, it may take a long time to achieve that goal, and so it will be a long time before you get a sense of victory or achievement.

However, when your goal is small, and it’s more immediate, such as losing 2 to 4 pounds in 2 weeks when you actually achieve that your goal, it’s very empowering, and it will give you a sense of accomplishment and is also it will give you the reassurance that what you’re doing is working and that you’re doing the right thing.

This feeling of accomplishment that you will get more frequently by having shorter-term goals is important because exercising can be a sacrifice, and when you achieve these goals, it can give you a sense of reward and boost morale.

 

3. Only Allow Yourself To Listen To Music When You Work Out

Hold off listening to music throughout the week and only allow yourself to listen to music when you work out.  Pretty soon, you may find yourself actually looking forward to your next workout session because you finally have the opportunity to listen to the music that you love.

Listening to music can make the workout itself more enjoyable and thereby make working out easier.

 

4. Listen to Audio Pre Workout

Listen to music before you workout. The reason being is that before you workout, chances you will be in a more relaxed state, and it can be hard getting out of this relaxed state to go exercise.

Listening to music can be very helpful in getting you to go workout, because listening to upbeat music can take you out of your mentally relaxed state and put you in a mentally more pumped state, making it easier to go exercise.

 

5. Cut Down The Time It Takes To Exercise

Often, one of the biggest gripes as to why people don’t want to work out is that it is too time-consuming; if this is one of your major problems with working out, it is important to understand that there are plenty of ways you can cut down on the time that it takes to work out.

Ways To Cut Down On Workout: 

• Have Your Clothing Pre-Prepared

• Shorter Higher Intensity Workouts

 

6. Practice Centering Yourself

To stay motivated, you often have to ward off the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that demotivate you.

 

7. Recognize and Appreciate What A Great Investment of Time Exercising Is

When we exercise, we often think about all the other things that we could be doing at that time. It’s important to realize that exercise is one of the best uses of your time. Many successful people with busy schedules make the time to exercise because they realize the importance. Exercise can put your body in a state where you can live your highest quality of life because when you exercise, you tend, have more energy, tend to look better, have a more capable body. It can also help the brain, and studies show, wake up the body and get better sleep. It can help build discipline and structure in your day. Exercising can complement many things that you’re doing.

Also, exercise is go’s hand and hand with a diet. One of the two main reasons people cheat on their diet is because of stress and boredom. Exercise helps with both of those. Studies show that exercising can lower stress levels. Also, when you’re exercising, you won’t be sitting around the house getting bored. So exercise perfectly complements dieting and can help you maintain your diet.

 

8. Enjoy The Fruits of Your Labor

Take the time to celebrate your weight loss successes.