5. Looking good in your wardrobe.
Everyone can say what they want but when you are able to fit those jeans in the back of your closet and look good. That is motivation. In this day and age, Vanity is very important to people. Some believe if you feel good, you look good. So Go to the gym to fit in those skinny jeans!!! =)
Let the haters be motivation. Some of us have people in our corner that don't think we can do it. Well show the haters what you are made of. Now look, I always say be you do what makes you happy. Though, I do have to say sometimes negativity is my motivations.
3.The Opposite Sex.
I have to say that I love losing weight and having my husband take notice. Going to the gym and your sex drive....need I say more. Ok, TMI but motivation is motivation. No matter what some say, it does feel good to have the opposite sex take notice of your beautiful body no matter what size you are.
If you have anything in common with me, I have issues with failure. I hate to fail. I have learned over the years when I see failure in my future, give up before it even happens. One thing that I didn't realize that giving up is failure. I decided to go back to school after 13 years. I will have my A.A. in 2 months. HUGE for me. This week I am putting in my applications for my B.A. All of these are things that I have failed at in the past. Now, I am succeeding. I look at my weight like this as well. I been dealing with weight issues for as long as I can remember. I cant stop because I don't see the light at the end of the tunnel when I am not even at my half way point to see the light in the first place. Make Sense?
Need I say more. Learning to eat healthy and maintaining will keep us alive.
These are just a few reasons to stay motivated. I have many more reasons but I think I touched base with some of the most common reasons. Its hard to stay motivated on a weight loss journey just because it seems so easy to put the weight on but yet so hard to take it off. Nothing works overnight. REMEMBER YOU HAVE TO WANT TO REALLY DO THIS. IF you are not committed to this journey, don't start now. Wait until YOU are ready. If you are not mentally focused on this weight loss journey, you will never be where you want to be.
Look for inspiration in life. Your motivation may be through friends and family. Some motivation comes from the nay sayers. Motivation may be the lil people you are raising. Remember this is NOT easy but YOU Can do it. If you have a bad day, week or month, dont give up. Take a step back and start all over again. Write your goal down. Post it on the wall where you can read it everyday. Pray on it. We pray on everything else. Pray for your strength and mindset.
YOU ARE NOT A FAILURE!