When you think about the word commitment, be honest: What is the first thing that pops in your head?
And you wouldn’t be alone. We all tend to relate marriage with commitment. This is because you need the highest level of commitment in order to build a life with someone else. It will only be successful if you work hard and constantly on it.
You need to love what you do. Love has to be the greatest motivator of all times. Imagine to what lengths mothers go in order to do what’s best for their child. Or how disciplined you can be in your relationship when you work on it with love.
So, in order for you to stay committed to your weight loss journey, you must love; and this love has to be focused on yourself. You have to get married to your routine (whether its diet pills, working out or eating healthy), and love it.
Below, you will find 8 simple ways that will help you stay on track with your weight loss commitment.
If you eliminate the foods you love to eat, you will crave them even more. Start limiting your intake of these unhealthy foods. This will help you make healthier choices, every other time.
2. Take it Slow
Taking too much all at once is a recipe for disaster. If you are trying to lose weight, then don’t join a gym, cut carbs and become a vegetarian all at once. Start by setting small and reachable goals. Focus on what you have time to do a week in order for you not to make excuses to not actually do them. For example: If your goal is to lose 10 pounds in a month, then find half an hour of your day for your workout routine.
Blue is known to be the color of appetite suppression. Try eating your meals in blue plates. Find out more here.
4. Splurge on Clothes
Buy a track suit that makes you look hot. Buy clothes a size smaller than what you usually wear and set them as goals. You will lose weight, there is no doubt about it, if you stay committed. Now, you must believe it!
5. Use a Measuring Tape
Weighing yourself at the same time each day and measuring your body once a week, will give you the visual gratification you so much need to stay on track.
6. Get a Buddy
You are not the only one struggling with your weight. It is the number 1 new year’s resolution by far, so it won’t be difficult for you to find a friend who would join you in your journey. This also helps you with accountability; if you fail to work out, or eat right, you might feel guilty for letting down your friend.
7. Don’t Quit
You are not perfect, so don’t be so hard on yourself if you feel like you failed on a specific day. It’s ok to miss working out, from time to time. You will not go to jail for not sticking to your diet, one day. The important thing is to forgive yourself and get back on the wagon.
8. Encourage Yourself
Avoid negative thoughts. Be proud of who you are. Love your body and help it become healthier. Acknowledge your strength and determination. Celebrate your achievements.