Losing the fat, flab and pounds on your body is not the only thing that matters about weight loss.
Of course, by putting in the hard work of exercising and dieting, you will be able to create a slimmer, leaner, and sexier physique.
But it is not just the body that performs all the hard work because everything that the body does must start from the mind.
Try to understand that without the willpower, dedication, and determination to achieve your weight loss goal, your chance of success is slim.
With weight loss, it is best if you set realistic goals that your mind can focus on and work toward. These three tips can help.
Action driven goals:
When you are losing weight to have better health, the beginning step is to have specific goals, that will cause you to take positive action steps.
There are activities that you must be doing from day one, to achieve all the things that you have set out to do.
You can make two columns to show the specific objectives in weight loss, namely, exercise and diet. Under each column, write down the exact steps of each objective.
The objective is the long-term goal; such as an hour a day, and the specific is the beginning goal, such as 15 minutes a day, then the amount is increased a specific number every week, say 5 more minutes, until you work your way up to your objective.
When you are trying to fulfill your exercise goals, what is important is getting the total exercise finished, not what time you do it.
Great results can be realized by doing incidental exercise.
Exercising throughout the day at various times is what incidental exercise is all about, such as walking or doing sit-ups.
You might choose to take the stairs wherever possible; or park the car further away and get a few extra minutes of walking done this way.
To make weight loss easy, you need to break down the goals you have down into smaller increments so you are only doing it a little at a time.
Tick off each success, if you want, just so you will stay motivated to go on to the next steps.
These are simply the aims that you are most passionate about.
Motivation is what makes goals work out, so you need to set goals that fit what keeps you motivated. And it will get tough at one point or another.
This is because weight loss demands both physical hard work and psychological determination that an ordinary human being will be unable to keep up always.
Being happy is important to most people; quite often the passionate desire to be happy is their reason for wanting to lose weight.
Don’t lose weight because others tell you to or that you are supposed to fit into a mold. Because you want to, is the only valid reason for losing weight.
Do not dally:
Dallying will only inhibit your progress. Whenever your objectives are in place, proceed directly.
You might decide to take a quick 15-minute walk after dinner every night. You may choose to do a couple of sit-ups while watching television.
Choose your foods with your goal in mind.
Empty your kitchen of any foods that might tempt you. Anytime you can expend a little energy in your day, you are that much closer to achieving a rewarding finish.
To keep yourself from overeating, measure up smaller portions. It’s often the little things that count when looking at the big picture.
The most important thing needed to be victorious in decreasing your weight is to take a critical look at your plan of action.
Simply make a list of your aspirations, call a friend to aid you in your journey and proceed.