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How To Stay On Track When Losing Weight

Aug 26, 2008
Staying motivated is one of the most important things you have to focus on when trying to lose weight. Nothing is more determinable of your success then your attitude. Many people who start a weight loss program start losing weight and then somehow just stop doing it and return to old tricks.

It happens because they failed to keep themselves motivated.

I've seen it over and over again how people who have a lot of drive and motivation at the start abandon their pursuit of a leaner and better looking body in a matter of weeks. This doesn't mean they didn't want it bad enough because each and every one of us who has been on a diet at some point of their life knows they have been really motivated at the start only to lose interest as time goes by.
The truth is, we as humans often forget how tough it can be to change a deeply rooted habit. We usually just dive in the weight loss program and expect it to go smoothly but then something gets in the way. A life event, a change in a daily routine or maybe you just decided it wasn't as important as you thought it was.

This happens because you forget about the reason "why". Once you start losing weight and hitting the gym it's easy to concentrate solely on the pains of your endeavor. It's easy to see the struggle and the craving for some special foods while forgetting just how rewarding it will it be to finally achieve your goal some day. This is why it's important to never stop reminding yourself of all the reasons you have started losing weight, and why you wanted to in the first place.

Some people like to print the reasons out and put the paper on their refrigerator so they are reminded each time they visit that special place. To make this routine even more effective it's suggested you vividly imagine the time in the future when you've already achieved your goal. Imagine yourself feeling better, and looking better and with that whole new attitude that having a new body will bring to you.
Another way to keep yourself on the right path is to establish a solid set of rules you never deviate from. One of my rules is to never miss a single training. Sure, if I get really sick I don't go, but aside from that there is not a single reason on the face of this earth that could make me miss my training.
My reasoning behind it is that if I allow myself to not go once I'll allow myself to miss another time and I might start procrastinating and ultimately fail at it.

This is why I achieve my goals every single time I set them. And I hope you will achieve every single goal of yours too. Just don't forget setting some standards and keeping yourself motivated. Standards will keep you on track and motivation will help you enjoy the path. With this combination you are basically set to succeed.

Keep doing what works and discard the rest, use your own common sense and never ever stop trying.
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