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Finding the Motivation to Lose Weight
Sometimes you need to dig deep to find the motivation to lose weight.
If you are anything like me, you find it hard to lose weight, and even harder to stay motivated. Most of all, I intend to tell you some of my failsafe methods over this blog as the time goes by.
Over the years I have tried every diet going, from calorie counting to more extreme liquid diets. I’ve done quite well, losing up to 7 stones at one point. I even managed to keep it off for several years at one time.
Eventually however, and due to lots of reasons that I’m sure I will go into over the next few blogs, the willpower lapses and the weight either creeps or piles back on. After having my little girl 2 years ago, I found myself at over 17 stones!
So, back in March this year I decided to rejoin my local weight loss group. I found loads of reasons for not going back. They were all rubbish reasons, and I’m sure that they are reasons we all make for not finding the motivation to go back to losing weight.
- The leader wasn’t inspiring me enough.
- There wasn’t enough variation with the diet and it was boring.
- I was ok as I am (which is pretty delusional when you realise how much my physical and mental health was suffering)…
Finally one day I realised that the thing that I was most battling was the fear of being overwhelmed by the goal. I realised that unless I started, that I wasn’t going to get anywhere. It was time to draw a line under where I was starting, and just focus on the first step.
The first step is always the hardest, and once you have the foot in the door, the rest can follow.
I just decided that enough was enough and went to the group. It wasn’t as bad as I had feared, the leader had actually changed, and the diet had changed slightly too. In the last 3 months I have now lost almost 2 stones, so I am glad that I found my motivation to return to losing weight.
“If you always do what you have always done, then you will always have what you have always had.”
In conclusion, I hope you find your motivation to start. Just go out and do it. After all, we all deserve a Rose Tinted World.
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