How Do I Motivate Myself when I’m Feeling Down?

How Do I Motivate Myself when I’m Feeling Down?

How Do I Motivate Myself when I’m Feeling Down?
How Do I Motivate Myself when I’m Feeling Down?

 How Do I Motivate Myself when I’m Feeling Down?

Losing weight is the number one New Year’s resolution all over the world. By January 20th, most people would have given up on it. So, where did all the motivation go? Everything seemed exciting and possible on New Year ’s Eve. What happened now?

There are many reasons why women give up on their goals. Some reasons are justifiable but most are not. When it comes to losing weight and getting in shape, there is basically only one reason why women lose motivation.

They do not see results fast enough. It can be very depressing when you are putting in the effort daily and not seeing any results. It may all seem like a waste of time and effort. Throwing in the towel will be so tempting that you might just go out and buy a towel to do it.

Before you think of giving up, you need to ask yourself a few questions.

  • How long have I been trying?
  • Why did I even want to lose weight in the first place?
  • Why am I giving up?

If you have been trying for 3 weeks and you think it’s not working, you’re wrong. Weight gain doesn’t happen overnight. Neither does weight loss. Losing weight is a slow process. Do not believe the weight loss commercials or reality TV shows that show miraculous results.

It is a slow process but it is a sure process. Unlike business or making money where there will always be doubts if the venture will be fruitful, with weight loss, you can bet your last dollar that if you stay the course, you will reach your goal.

But will you stay the course? Will you stop when you are proud or will you give up and join the masses that will save their weight loss goal for the next New Year resolution?

Ask yourself why you wanted to lose weight. To look sexy so that you would make men’s heads turn? Or maybe you want to have the best body among your group of friends? Or maybe you are recovering from a breakup and want to look like a brand new you?

Whatever the case, the reason will ALWAYS be an emotional one. If you give up, subconsciously you will affect yourself and you will lose confidence and faith in yourself. You will always wonder what could have been. This is a heavy burden to bear and you will bear it alone. Many women contemplate in silence what could have been or should have been.

You don’t have time for that. You must tell yourself it’s now or never. The stakes are too high for you to give up. It’s not about your weight. Your entire legacy as a person is tied to your effort. Giving in and giving up are not options.

Get a friend to motivate you or workout with you so that both of you can motivate each other. Find a trustworthy one who will lift you up when you are down. If you’re feeling down or unmotivated,  your friend should say, “Come on! Don’t let me down. We said would do this together. Let’s just get it over with!”

That’s motivating.

If your friend says, “Oh sweetie, you’re not in the mood to train? Fine. Let’s go stuff our face with cheesecake!”… And she throws her gym bag in the trash, it’s time to get a new workout buddy.

Lastly, ask yourself why you’re giving up. Is it taking too long? Really?

You going somewhere? What is the rush?

Let the body take its time. Your body does what it wants and you can only control it to a certain extent. It doesn’t abide by society’s constant need to get things done in record time. It’s your body. Not a microwave oven.

Eat the foods you are supposed to eat. Maintain a caloric deficit religiously. Exercise daily like your life depended on it… and most importantly, be patient. Forget 3 weeks. Aim for 3 months and if you stay the course for 3 months, the results will be so dramatic that you will never look back.

All things come to she who waits.

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