How to Get Motivated to Lose Weight

If you’ve been trying to lose weight for some time, you know how hard it can sometimes be to simply get motivated to lose weight and more importantly to keep it off.

I’ve been there myself. For years I struggled with “trying to lose weight” and lack of motivation.

I knew I needed to lose weight. I wanted to lose weight but after a long day’s work, I simply wanted to relax on the couch and order some takeout food.

Getting some exercise or eve having a healthy meal was just so hard to do. I’d then feel guilty and ashamed of myself for lacking any motivation or will power.

I struggled with how to get motivated to lose weight until I discovered a few simple ways that got me off that couch, that stopped me from eating the wrong foods and got me to do the simple things I needed to do to lose weight and keep it from coming back.

How to Get Motivated to Lose Weight

1. I clearly identified “why” I wanted to lose weight in the first place.

So, to follow in my footsteps ask yourself if “why do I want to lose weight?”. Then write down the reasons why you want to lose weight on a piece of paper or better yet in a journal. Go, do it now! And make this the first day that you absolutely start your weight loss journey.

2. Be very specific about your reasons.

How to Get Motivated to Lose Weight

3. Talk about it in the “present tense” like it is already happening.

The more specific you get, the more real it will be for you. Relate your reasons to your present life, rather than in the distant future. What do you want now and exactly why do you want it?

You should be able to picture your reasons why visually.

For Example:

I am losing weight so I can have a slimmer face, clear and glowing skin.

Versus: I want to lose weight so I can look better.

My wife notice and complement me for how great I look.

Versus: I want people to notice and pay attention to me.

See what’s happening here? The more specific you’re getting to why you want to lose weight and the more your reasons relate to your present life, the more you get motivated to lose weight and actually making it happen right now.

4. Surround yourself with the right people that keep you motivated to lose weight

Being around the right people all the time is critical to getting and staying motivated to lose weight.

You know there’s a saying that goes like, “tell me your 5 closest friends are and I’ll tell you who you are”.

Who you spend time with and surround yourself with makes a huge difference in the actions you take and the habits you form.

Just hang out with slim people long enough and you’ll positively see the difference in yourself.

Final thoughts

Today, you learned how to be motivated to lose weight by knowing your why, knowing your specific reasons, talking in present tense, and surrounding yourself with the right people. Practice it daily and soon you will form a habit out of this.

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