Why Do YOU Want to Lose Weight?
Losing weight is not just about getting the pounds off. It’s not about stepping on the scale and being happy with the number you see. In order to be successful on your weight loss journey, you have to find your “why”.
Why are you trying to lose weight? What is it that you want to do, that you are currently unable to? Without a motive that actually means something to you, sticking to a weight loss plan is going to be nearly impossible. There will be no motivation for you to put down the chips and pick up an apple.
Short term and white term “why”?
A long term “why” is what you want in the end. Your ultimate goal. A short term “why” is what keeps you holding on from month to month or week to week. Having both of these is important, because meeting your weight loss goals would be nearly impossible without one or the other.
What is your long term “why”?
Are you struggling with a health issue brought on by your weight? Are you unable to enjoy spending time outdoors with your family? Do you struggle to breathe correctly? These are all long term goals or “whys”. These are what, in the end, you want to overcome. You want to be healthy. You want to live your life to its full potential. You want to enjoy ever moment of your kid’s childhood. These are emotional and real motivators for you on your weight loss journey.
What is your short term “why”?
Regardless of how pressing your long term “why” is, meeting it can seem like an unconquerable obstacle. Thinking this way leads down the path to giving in, waving our white flag, checking out. In order to succeed, we need short term goals. Things we can meet on a regular basis and feel proud of ourselves for.
Short term “whys” are things like: I want to fit into this pair of jeans, I want to weight 5 pounds less by Friday, I want to go 15, 30 or 50 days without messing up my diet. Once you have reached your short term goal, reward yourself. Buy a new album. Buy another pair of pants you want to fit into. After you’ve rewarded yourself, set your next short term goal. It’s this series of short term goals that will make your long term goal attainable.
Help is available
Wanting to lose weight is something that 90% of people deal with. Most of the time people just realize they don’t like the way they look and give up. That’s a path you want to avoid. If you are over weight by any number of pounds, and you don’t know how to get your body to a healthy state, there is help! Svelte Medial Weight Loss Center is highly experienced in this field. Medical doctors will asses your situation and help you decide what the right plan of action is for your body. If you’re interested in getting the body of your dreams, contact Svelte today. Schedule an appointment to have you on track to lose weight fast, and achieve those long term “whys”.