It’s tough to stay motivated and on track with weight loss goals. Obstacles and temptation get in the way and sometimes that derails your progress. The good news is there are a wide variety of ways to keep you from giving up. Here are some of our tips to stay at the top of your game.
Track your progress
And I don’t mean on a scale. Take measurements, progress pictures, and pay attention to the way your clothes fit during weight loss. There is a ton of great ways to find out how much your body is changing. Tracking the amount of weight you use, the distance you run and other fit facts about yourself are great non-body-centered ways to stay on track too! Don’t just focus on the short-term, pay attention to your long-term progress as well.
Workout with others
Sometimes having others around with similar goals can be a great way to get that extra boost of motivation. A pal encouraging you to run that last lap, or a trainer pushing their class one more round can be just what you need to stick with it. Plus, if you’re planning on playing hooky, the guilt factor might just make you re-think your escape plan.
Share on social media
A great way to stay on track with weight-loss goals is to have somewhere where you can be accountable. Log your healthy meals, your workouts, your progress, and things that motivate you via a fitness Instagram account or in a private fitness Facebook group. Find like-minded pages to follow that uplift and inspire you.
Pick up the weight you’ve lost
Dropped 15lbs? Grab a 15lb dumbbell and carry it around for a minute. Let it sink in, you lost that much weight. It can be a huge motivator to keep pushing forward.
Keep your goals in sight
Have you wanted to fit into that little black dress you bought a few years back? Pull it out and hang it up somewhere where you will see it daily. Want to run a 5K? Make a cool collage of motivating pictures, quotes, and a 5k flier and stick it on your wall. Get creative!
Liven up your workout playlist
Adding upbeat new songs can be extremely motivating. Pandora and other music apps make it easy to simply select your favorite genre or artist and have your favorite tunes stream right into your earbuds.
If you continue to struggle with losing weight, consider reaching out to a weight loss specialist for more support.
Schedule your appointment with Dr. Theresa Garza today.
Dr. Theresa Garza is a Dallas Weight Loss Specialist who is Board-Certified by the American Board of Obesity Medicine and the American Board of Family Medicine. She has been in private practice for weight management for nine years. Dr. Garza specializes in non-surgical weight loss, weight management programs, and metabolism testing. Dr. Garza has been named Top10MD – an honor 1-in-3 doctors succeed within the United States. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Garza, click on her profile or call her office at 972.303.8955.