So you’ve decided to lose the weight. That is the first step to a difficult yet completely fulfilling journey. Although starting and sticking to healthy weight loss plans can sometimes seem impossible, the outcome can be so rewarding, especially when you start feeling comfortable in your skin.
With summer on the way, there’s no better time to boost your motivation and reach your goal. Here are five top tips from Melbourne and Brisbane’s trusted provider of cosmetic surgery and facial enhancement procedures, Cosmetic1, to help you stay motivated and lose those areas that have too much love to handle #HandleTheLoveHandle.
1. Choose an Attainable Goal
Before you lace up your kicks, determine a goal that is realistic, attainable and manageable. Create short term goals as it will be easier to achieve and once you succeed in those goals, it will inspire you to set another goal post, eventually leading to your long-term weight loss goal.
2. Make a Plan, and Stick to it!
Make a fitness and healthy eating plan that suits your lifestyle. Planning your weekly workouts and meals in advance will make losing weight easier and more manageable.
Self-monitoring is crucial in your overall weight loss success and motivation. So make sure you document everything you eat – meals, snacks and even that cookie you had with your tea… This can help you identify certain foods that hinder your overall weight loss performance.
3. Mix up your workouts!
There’s nothing more boring and un-motivating than getting stuck in a rut, workout ruts included! Routine workouts can become boring and dull, inevitably leaving you to feel unenthusiastic. Try new circuits! It will keep exercising fun.
4. Find Social Support
Outside support and positive feedback is important to those having trouble with staying motivated. Find a weight loss buddy, someone who you can work with to hold each other accountable and encourage each other throughout the process.
5. Celebrate Your Successes
Losing weight is difficult, so give yourself some credit and reward yourself when you reach your short-term goal. Go out with your friends or buy those pair of joggers you’ve been eyeing for months, you’ve earned it! However, make sure you pick appropriate rewards. Avoid food-related rewards. They will hinder your overall performance and generally lead to guilt.
Therefore, being motivated to lose weight is important for long-term weight loss success. Whilst eating healthy and doing those extra reps seems like the bulk of the battle; staying motivated is the real challenge. Remember to give yourself flexibility and celebrate the little successes along your weight loss journey. And don’t be afraid to ask for help when needed. With the proper tools and support, you can stay motivated to reach your weight loss goals.
If after all your efforts, there are still some stubborn fat areas that aren’t going away with improved exercise and diet, liposuction is a great method to enhance your body’s true potential. To find out more, contact the friendly team at Cosmetic1 to find out more about the best options for you. Or, book a consultation with a Cosmetic1 surgeon in Melbourne or Brisbane via the C1 website at www.cosmetic1.com.au