21 Ways To Motivate Yourself To Successful Weight Loss

  1. Weigh yourself.
  2. Take out a thin photograph and pin it in a place you cannot avoid.
  3. Try on an item of clothing you used to wear a year ago.
  4. Close the bathroom door, stand in your underwear and take a photograph of yourself in the mirror. (For your eyes only ?)
  5. Read an inspiring book of someone who has lost weight or overcome a major obstacle in their life.
  6. Join a gym.
  7. Sign up at a local support group.
  8. Visualize the way you want to be FEEL what it feels like to be that person.
  9. Declare your weight loss plans to someone out loud.
  10. Ask a buddy to join you in your weight loss effort- you can help each other.
  11. Stop thinking about it and do it. Are you a talker or a doer? Thin about someone who always talks about what he / she is going to do, but never does. Do you want that to be you?
  12. A promised vacation or gift for when you reach your goal weight. Make this a unique, special and expensive celebration something you have wanted for a long, long time.
  13. Imagine what it would feel like if you stuck to your weight loss plan for one week and then got on the scale.
  14. Go out for a brisk walk today or this evening and identify how that makes you feel. More motivated, energetic and inspired maybe?
  15. Clean out your kitchen closest and the fridge. Get rid of all the foods that have been sabotaging your success and take note of what this does to your mood.
  16. Go and listen to a motivational speaker or author. You will be amazed at what this might do to motivate you into living the kind of life you are meant to be living.
  17. Identify your obstacles to losing weight. Ask yourself if this is really true or are perceived obstacles?
  18. If you have a real obstacle, ask yourself this question: What first step I can I take to overcome this hurdle? Then, do it.
  19. Speak to someone who was very overweight and find out what they did to lose weight.
  20. Rent an inspiring and motivating movie some of my favorites are Jerry McGuire, Braveheart, Dead Poets Society, Rudy, Patch Adams, Forrest Gump, What Dreams May Come, Mr. Hollands Opus and Pay it Forward.
  21. Last, but definitely not least, if you have not yet watched the movie The Secret, do so. You can watch it for $4.95 on your computer. It is a must!

I believe that no one else can motivate you as much as the expert that expert is you! Be your own greatest motivator!

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