Maintaining Motivation on Your Health and Fitness Journey

Losing weight can be a challenging process when you don’t have the right support and guidance. We often hear “I can’t stay motivated”. Now, true motivation ebbs and flows; it will never be constant. That’s why utilising strategies to maintain momentum on your way to achieving your goals can be really helpful. 

Here are some strategies to help you maintain your motivation on your weight loss journey. 

  1. Set Specific and Realistic Goals: Start by setting clear, specific, and achievable weight loss goals. Avoid vague goals like “losing weight” and instead set targets like “losing 10 kg in 2 months.” Having specific goals gives you something concrete to work towards and helps you track your progress, which can boost your motivation.
  2. Find Your “Why”: Understanding your personal reasons for wanting to lose weight can be a powerful motivator. Reflect on why you want to lose weight and how it will improve your life. Your “why” could be to improve your health, boost your self-confidence, or be more active with your kids. 
  3. Break it down: Losing a significant amount of weight can feel overwhelming. Break your weight loss goal into smaller, more manageable milestones. Here at Vision, we make sure your goals are both realistic and sustainable. Celebrate each milestone along the way, such as losing 5 kilograms or fitting into a smaller clothing size. This helps you stay motivated by giving you a sense of accomplishment and progress.
  4. Surround yourself with support. Having a support system can make a big difference in staying motivated. Share your weight loss goals with friends, family, or a supportive community. Surrounding yourself with people who encourage and support your weight loss journey can help you stay accountable and motivated.
  5. Track Your Progress: Seeing your progress over time can be motivating and help you stay on track. Celebrate your successes and learn from any setbacks to keep moving forwards. With our complimentary MyVision app, it will show you just how far you’ve come! It tracks your body weight in graph format, which makes your results something to be truly proud of!
  6. Reward Yourself: Treat yourself when you achieve your weight loss milestones. However, be careful not to use food as a reward, as it can create an unhealthy relationship with food. Instead, choose non-food rewards, such as buying yourself new workout gear, treating yourself to a spa day, or taking a day off to relax. Rewards can help reinforce positive behaviours and keep you motivated. 

 

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