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03 May 2013

How Can You Stay Motivated to Lose Weight?

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Weight loss isn’t just about your appearance; it’s a journey to achieve greater wellness. At times, it may feel difficult to stay motivated when your goals feel so far away. Focusing on the many small ways you are feeling better about yourself and your body every day can help boost your motivation and keep you moving forward.

Remember That You Are Improving Your Health

Weight loss not only improves your self-image, but your health as well. Think about how you are making a commitment to your body and your future health to help ensure a long and enjoyable life. Consider weight loss as being the long-term result of a healthy lifestyle you are choosing to live every day.

Recognize and Celebrate Small Victories

Every step along the way is a victory in your weight loss journey. Take the time to recognize small victories, whether they are a single pound lost or the choice to have a healthy snack rather than a candy bar. Celebrate your weekly and monthly goals and record them so you can look back and see the progress you’ve made.

Remember That You Aren’t Perfect

Perfection is an impossible goal to attain, and it may be why you’re having trouble remaining motivated. Remembering that you do not need to ask perfection of yourself can help you overcome splurges or mistakes. You will make mistakes, cheat on your diet, and skip workouts. Use these times to improve your motivation, rather than using them as an excuse to spiral into old habits.

Allow Yourself to Vent

When you are feeling angry, stuck, or frustrated, talk to friends or write down your feelings in a journal. Bottling up your frustration can lead to dealing with it in negative ways. Talking or writing about difficulties may help you identify the things that are bothering you so you can take steps to address them.

You can learn more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle by contacting the weight-loss professionals at HMC Weight Loss Centers.  Give us a call today at (951) 547-1280 for more information about our Corona weight-loss clinic or (714) 543-2673 for our Tustin weight-loss clinic.  To schedule an appointment, fill out the form to the right.