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Exercise- How to stay Motivated
copyright 2006 by Greg Landry, M.S.

 

 

 

 

Motivation is the first step in successful weight loss. Losing weight can sometimes be discouraging and lengthy, that is why it is important to keep yourself on track. There are numerous ways to maintain your fitness routine, ranging anywhere from exercising with a friend to prioritizing. So if you feel like you suffer from exercise burnout, here are a few ideas how to keep yourself from quitting.

One way to stay motivated is to emphasize the positive. Think about all of the good things regarding weight loss. Imagine that you will have more energy and you will be healthier. And if you happen to have a minor setback, donít dwell on it. Things come up in life and you may miss a session or two, but this does not mean that you have failed and you should quit altogether. Simply pick up where you left of on the next possible day. This scenario brings me to my next point, prioritizing. Donít let daily concerns disturb your fitness regimen. Make sure that you set time aside just for fitness. And the third way to remain motivated is to seek support. Donít feel like you have to undergo this process on your own. Ask a family member, a friend, or even a neighbor to join you in mission. It is easier to maintain focus when you have the responsibility of meeting someone else at the gym.

And last but certainly not least, remind yourself that you are not looking for a quick fix. Weight loss is a slow and steady process. It takes a lot of time and patience, as all great things in life do! Remember that quick weight loss does not exist. And if someone manages to achieve quick weight loss they clearly did not approach the process with health in mind. So if you wish to lose weight, remember to stay motivated and focused!

 

 

 

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