Enhancing Your Willpower to Lose Weight
No matter where you are in life, there is always an opportunity to lose weight or to get in better shape. The question is, are you ready to start down the path to achieving your weight loss goal?
In most people the largest obstacle in the way is themselves, which includes their self-discipline and the willpower to keep pushing forward.
You Can Achieve Weight Loss!
If you look closely at your life, then chances are you will see the vicious cycle that has placed you where you are today. It probably contains desserts and snacks, lots of fats, carbs and processed foods. It's no wonder you're tired all the time after consuming that. What your body needs is to be energized and that is a total body process; inside and out.
It's time to change your eating habits as well as incorporate more exercise into your daily routine. Why? Because at the end of the day you want to be in the best health and shape that you can be. Not changing keeps you unmotivated and makes you lose willpower, so you feel miserable when you look at yourself in the mirror.
Have faith because there is hope on the horizon! No matter where you are now; you could be in a different place tomorrow if you begin to make changes. It all starts with having the willpower to affect change in your life.
In order to give your willpower a boost, try these things:
• Never Wait for the Bottom to Fall Out – Our strength lies within us. That is where our willpower comes from. You don't want to wait until something bad comes your way to make a change. Why sit around and wait until you have a heart attack before you get healthy? Why not prevent a heart attack from happening by getting yourself in better shape first?
• Portion Size Does Matter – This is one area where you can start making changes immediately. You can still enjoy your favorite meals. The key is to take your normal portion and downsize it to a healthier size. A great way to trick your brain is by using a smaller plate. Your mind will view it as a full plate of food but you'll know that it's a healthier, smaller portion.
• It's Ok to Cheat – Making changes can be difficult to do. That's why you need to allow yourself sometimes to cheat. Yes, that's right….cheat. If you love pizza then treat yourself to pizza once in a while. Have a piece of cake every now and then. “Sometimes” is better than “never” and it makes changing your eating habits easier to deal with. The key is to never “over-indulge”
• A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words – Motivation can come in many ways. Take pictures of yourself to keep you focused. Sometimes you can't see how you truly are unless you see it in a picture. If you take pictures as you progress it will motivate you because you will visibly see the changes.
• Keep a List – Lists are beneficial in many ways. When it comes to food if you list everything you love you can then evaluate which items you can do without. You can easily see the healthy foods from the junk food. It will clearly show you what you need to cut out and what you need to buy more of.
• Add Exercise – Exercising, even in moderation, is beneficial. The problem with exercising is that many people jump right in and burn out quickly. If you gradually add in exercise slowly it allows your body to adjust easily and doesn't seem so overwhelming. Something as simple as walking for 30 minutes, three times a week can start you down the right path.
Establish Goals; Take Baby Steps
Setting goals for yourself is important, however rushing into them can be detrimental to your success. So, by starting slowly and taking baby steps as you move towards your goal you will begin to feel more motivated. You don't want to set yourself up for failure. Smaller goals are more attainable.
At the end of the day remember to reward yourself for a job well done. You're making changes and that deserves a reward. These small changes will show you that you can do anything you set your mind to. Success is possible!
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