If you decide to do something, or accomplish a mission, or fulfill a dream, your success will be highly dependent on what you say to yourself every day, you’re the main influence to yourself, so if you keep encouraging yourself with positive thinking, it would be very likely to get what you want in a short period of time, if you have doubts about your capabilities to complete what you planned to do, you might succeed but you’ll need more time, if you believe that you can’t do that thing, you won’t do it.
It all depends on yourself, and what you say repeatedly to yourself, so keep positive always!
Here is what you should keep telling yourself if you want to get the body you dream of:
I Can Do It!
Just like anything else you plan to do, just like any other dream you want to fulfill, you should be certain that you’re more than able to do it, your brain will obey the orders you give to him, and the steps you set for him to accomplish what you want to accomplish, especially if they were repetitive, never underestimate the power of yourself and your brain to reach your goals, believe in yourself, keep reminding yourself that you can do it, and YES YOU CAN DO IT!!
I’m Not Weak Anymore.
Most of those who want to lose weight have gained weight because of their weakness towards food, that weakness is natural in human bodies so we would keep eating to stay alive, but this weakness may become excessive, and causes us to become overweight and obese.
But the question is, till when we’ll keep food driving us to be the ones that we hate, to have the bodies that we’re not confident of, and to have that uncomfortable feeling of not looking attractive like others do? We’ve been weak towards food all our lives, we ate lots and lots of our favorite food, and nothing bad will happen if we avoid our weak point a little, in order to fulfill a more important dream!
So why wouldn’t we have more respect for ourselves, and stop being weak towards food, feeling weak is not something you’d be happy to live with, you won’t be proud of yourself as long as you’re weak and addicted to food, try resisting food once, and see how proud you’ll be of yourself! It’s a very nice feeling, defeating and resisting that sound in your head that keeps telling you It’s OK to eat one slice of pizza, have a few pieces of chips, or drink one glass of soda, is just the beginning of your successful journey to reach the body you want. If you resist it once, you’ll do that always!
So STOP being weak! You’re strong enough to resist food, and become the new You that you’ve been always dreamed of.
I Have To Be Patient.
Weight loss needs time, effort, commitment, and power, and only patience would make your journey fruitful. During your way to lose weight, you might face some difficulties, like getting invited to lunch or dinner and being exposed to too much food variety, craving food that you shouldn’t eat like sweets and fatty foods, or noticing that you’re not losing weight as planned, in addition to other situation and obstacles that might lower your motivation to stay on track and reach the body you want.
In those situations, the only thing that would help you out is being patient, never ruin what you have started and planned just because you face some problem or a difficulty. It’s a long road, you should keep yourself motivated despite what will happen, because what will happen is normal, you’re a human, and you’re likely to be exposed to such situations, the best to be done in such situations, is to know how to deal with these situation. Never give up, be patient, remind yourself with your goals, stay psychologically and emotionally committed so you would reach what you want.
So before starting any diet or any workout, remember and keep reminding yourself that it’s normal to face difficult situations, so if you’re not going to be patient in those situations, don’t waste your time from the beginning, you have to be able to avoid what disturbs you, you have to be flexible enough to live a natural life and lose weight in the same time, and that would only be achievable with patience.
Small Steps Will Lead To Big Achievements.
For a successful weight loss, I always recommend small steps, small milestones, and small goals to be achieved, and these small steps will end up with the biggest victory, YOUR NEW NICE BODY!
When you set small steps, and accomplish them, you’ll be more confident of yourself, and you’ll be able to accomplish the next small steps in your plan. On the other hand, if you start your journey with big unreasonable steps, you’re probably not going to accomplish them, as a result, you’ll end up less motivated and less confident, and you’ll give up in the middle of the road.
Be gentle with yourself and don’t load your mind with unachievable orders. Start with 1lb the first week (which is the healthiest amount of weight to be lost in a week), and when you’re happily done, set another 1lb the second week, and so on! It will definitely take more time, but the results are real, continuous, and permanent.
Their Bodies Are Nice And Fit, And I Will Look Like Them Soon!
While looking at photos of celebrities, athletes, models, and even strangers in magazines, on the web, or on Facebook, Instagram, or snap chat , no doubt you wish to be like them, and that pain jumps into your heart that you’ll never ever look like them in your whole life, but wait a minute! Why being too pessimistic? They did it which means you can do it!
Comparing yourself to others is only recommended when it gives you the required motivation to be a better you, and to follow your plan to reach your goals, it’s a good stimulus for you when you feel bored and need a new push to work harder, but never underestimate your ability to become like them one day, just keep your head in it and miracles will follow. Trust me!
“Get Comfortable Being Uncomfortable”.
This is one of my favorite quotes when it comes to motivation, I put this quote as a status on Facebook when I start a new diet or workout plan, and I let my clients know what exactly it means so It would add fuel to their fire, and makes them more determined to reach their goals.
We know very well that weight loss journey isn’t going to be easy, avoiding food that you love, pushing yourself to exercise when you’re dying to get some rest, and resisting hanging out with your friend so you won’t get off the track, are not things that would make you feel comfortable, it’s against your nature and what you were used to.
This quote encourages you to cope with those changes gradually so you would start enjoying them and get used to them, therefore they would become your new “comfort zone”, that time only you can be certain that your life style has been changed to a healthy one, and the fit nice body you’re looking for is about to become a reality.
I Will Make Their Jaws Drop!
It’s really exciting when you think of the reaction of all of those who made fun of you and underestimated your ability to lose weight and become like them, what would their reaction be when they see you after all that transformation that happened to you, the first question you’ll hear after you see their jaws drop is: ‘What the heck did you do?’.
That reaction alone would make you jump to the gym like crazy, this is a very nice scene to keep watching in your imagination, when you feel down and don’t feel you have the power to proceed anymore, this is what should keep motivating you to the beautiful end.
It’s time to show those who really worry you when you pass in front of them that you could do it! That you could fulfill your dream of becoming happily thin, never let anyone on this planet mocks you and your body again, and work always on maintaining that dream your whole life.
So follow your weight loss plan perfectly away from them, don’t let them see you in that period, and only show up when you’re done, and when you’re proud of your body, see their reaction and enjoy the real taste of success.
People around us – whether friends or enemies – are a great motivation for us, so use them to fulfill your dreams, Why not?
The Number On The Scale Doesn’t Mean Anything To Me.
After long years of designing personalized diets and following dieters and patients during their weight loss journey, I noticed that the weight on scale should not be your success scale, in fact, this number changes slowly, and might not change in some weeks due to many factors, some of these factors are related to the dieter himself/herself, like not following the diet as it should be, or not drinking enough water, and the other factors are confusing and hard to be controlled, for example, if you had your meal 1-2 hours before weighing yourself, If you drank water, If your bowel movement was not normal or you were bloated, if you had a stressful day, or you hadn’t enough sleep, the number on the scale wouldn’t be accurate, so don’t make the scale your main indicator of your progress, or you’ll end up feeling disappointed and you’ll lose the motivation from the beginning.
To make it easier and clearer for you, I recommend trying a pair of jean for example every week, so you can notice the change physically based on stable factors, or use measuring tape to measure certain areas in your body, like the stomach, the waist, the arms, and the thighs every couple of weeks, to notice your progress.
And yes, you can use the weighing scale, but you have to keep into consideration all the above factors if the number you got wasn’t going as planned.
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I’d like to thank you for your time reading this post, hope you could find your way to be mentally ready to start a weight loss plan with motivation and excitement, if you’d like to add anything to what I wrote, or if you have any question leave me a comment, and I’ll be more than happy to answer 🙂