Finding the Motivation to Lose Weight

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Finding the Motivation to Lose Weight

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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.

Various Diets

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.

I’ve done lots of things to keep the weight off. Something I never tried was Private Label African Mango but this is certainly something worth looking into!

Weight loss supplements like African Mango are a popular option nowadays and there are so many different types to try. Ultimately, if you are considering using any supplements, it is strongly recommended that you do plenty of research first as not everything is suitable for everyone.

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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I’m taking part in the Weigh in Wednesday linky with Becca from Beccas Blogs It Out and Emma from Sunshine and Rain.

5 Replies to “Finding the Motivation to Lose Weight”

  1. Becca says:

    Motivation is the hardest part of any diet! Well done on your weight loss so far x

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      I am sure I will be touching on motivation much more in my weight loss thread, as it is such a key issue when you have more that a couple of stones to lose!x

  2. Emma says:

    I love this Jo! I find my overall goal overwhelming too, so I’ve decided I’m just going to focus on 7lbs at a time. Half a stone is so much less daunting. Well done on already having lost 2 stone, that’s incredible! I’m so happy you’ve decided to join in with our linky, welcome 🙂 #weighinwednesday

    1. Jo Boyne says:

      Thank you Emma. I have actually put a few pounds back on this week due to the weather/stress etc, so I need to give myself a good talking to and get back to it. Tiny steps.

  3. Charlotte says:

    I’ve finally found my ‘Why’ and my motivation to do this is a lot stronger now, it feels different too, I’m not forcing myself to do workouts or eat better it’s like my brain has finally switched and it’s just what I need to do now.
    Sometimes the hardest part is finding the right (or your true) motivation xx


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