Do you ever feel ‘stuck’ or lacking motivation on your 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge journey? We are here to help!
Today we share our top 10 tips for staying motivated to SMASH your goals.
10 ways to stay motivated
1. Record your reasons
Think back to when you first made the decision to begin your weight loss journey on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and write down the reason for this decision. Be brutally honest in your writing, as it will be this deep desire for change that will keep you motivated to reach your destination.
Whenever you begin to waver in your commitment, refer back to this. Read more about these women who lost over 600 lbs and took part in this amazing photo shoot.
2. Take a photo
Changes can be missed, especially when they are so consistent. We are often able to convince ourselves that all of this exercise, commitment, and healthy eating is of no benefit.
But if you have a ‘before’ photo and you continue to take progress photos to compare the changes, you will have physical proof. Seeing these changes will encourage you to keep moving.
These amazing transformations were achieved by following the Healthy Mommy’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and you can achieve them too by joining us. Remember it’s never too late to start.
Placing too much pressure on yourself can be the number one killer of motivation. Placing unattainable expectations on yourself will only set you up for disappointment and failure.
Permanent weight loss is a journey, it is not a race. It takes a lifetime commitment, a lifestyle adjustment and it requires acceptance. Acceptance of slip-ups, bad weeks, great weeks, goal reaching and everything in between.
4. Record your goals
Set yourself attainable and achievable goals. Start off with small goals so that you can guarantee you can reach them. Mark them off as you work your way down the list. Read these mom’s stories of how they plan to achieve the goals that they have set for themselves.
5. Limit temptations
Understand yourself, what tempts you, and what emotions or situations may cause you to blow out. Then limit the temptations you have stored in your home at these times.
If you don’t have a packet of chocolate cookies in the house then when you have a bad day at work you are less likely to eat the whole packet.
Remember, ensuring you have healthy snacks from the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge on hand (even chocolate based ones like these Chocolate Coconut Brownies) is much better than overdoing it on fast food.
6. Do not compare
Every single body is different and even if you have the same weight and height as another 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge member you may hold your weight differently. Or you could lose your weight differently.
Comparing yourself to another woman will only cause you disappointment. Your only comparison should be between your past self and present self. Remember what they say, ‘comparison is the thief of joy.’
7. Start 2-minute workouts
We get it because we are moms too. We are all busy. We have the pressures of breastfeeding, taming toddlers, working, and a thousand other responsibilities throughout the day.
You do not have to complete an hour work out session in one sitting.
Read more from Leah who shares her favorite workouts that she does with her kids.
8. Keep a journal
Record your reasons, goals, eating patterns, exercise routines, measurements and feelings in a weight-loss journal. One place to keep a record of your entire journey means you have something to read back over.
9. Reset your mindset
Being on this journey should be a slow walk to a healthy lifestyle, rather than a sprint to being a specific weight. Focus your energy on being healthy, strong, and changing your life rather than simply losing weight.
If you have a strong mindset you will achieve all of your goals on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!
10. Find a routine
Have a plan or something to follow that will help encourage you. Without this, it can become very easy to lose your mojo. Try signing up to our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and we can provide you with meal plans, recipes, and exercise plans.
Plus you have got the added bonus of a huge community of beautiful and supportive moms who are following the same journey and help each other to stay motivated.
Most importantly, have fun with it!
Are you ready to become a Healthy Mommy?
Our Challenge is designed by moms FOR MOMS – to help them reach their goal weight and tackle their health and fitness.
The Challenge is home to customizable meal plans, 24/7 social support and realistic exercises moms can do AT HOME.
To find out more on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge click here.
*Images and references to pounds lost are as supplied by the individual in the story. The Healthy Mommy assumes information and photographs supplied to be true in nature and is not responsible for any false misrepresentations or claims relating to their programs or products.