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Weight Loss Motivation Starts Within You

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Losing weight may be a tedious and often disheartening task for many. Apart from being kept off from all your favorite foods, you also have to spend hours at the gym just to achieve that perfect body you have always wanted. But diet and exercise are the two best solutions to weight problems – no more, no less. Here, people are now finding a weight loss motivation to keep them routed to their path to weight loss.

Going, going, gone

One day, you wake up and look at the mirror and you did not like what you saw. You decided to head to the gym and start a diet so you can shed a few pounds. After enrolling in a gym and throwing away all the junk foods in your shelf, you think, "hey, this is easy!"

But after a few weeks, the excitation wears away and you start to miss all the chocolates and sweets you used to eat. At this rate, weight loss begins to slow down until it comes to a point where exercise and diet are not even making a dent in your weight. The problem: motivation is dwindling. What you need is a weight loss motivation to help you get back on track.

What it is

A weight loss motivation can range from success stories, quotes, and even hypnosis. The aim of a weight loss motivation is to give you that mental and emotional push to keep your weight loss journey smooth-sailing.

Self motivation

The best weight loss motivation, however, starts with you. You do not need a doctor or another person to tell you to lose weight; weight loss starts with your inner desire. For self-motivation, here are a few tips:

Learn to accept yourself and your limitations – understand what you can and can not do. Do not push your body too hard when it comes to exercise. But do not make the mistake of not pushing your body at all.

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Progress April-May 2011

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For those of you who have been following my "Project 365" (although I’m way behind on adding pics), you may remember that I posted a picture on January 3, 2011, of a bikini I bought with the goal of losing enough weight to fit into it "by summer."

Guess what? Summer’s here, and here is the progress I’ve made so far: In April, the weather was getting warmer; and I decided it was time to get serious about my weight loss goals. In addition to watching what I eat (especially elminating as many carbs as possible after lunchtime) and exercise, I learned about a company (AdvoCare) that sells nutritional supplements that noy only help maintain wellness but assist with weight loss in a healthy way (the only way I wanted to do it).

On April 12, 2011 (left), I weighed in at 172 lbs and didn’t dare think of posting that picture the way I looked in the bikini. But just 6 weeks later on May 28, 2011 (right), I had lost 13 lbs and weighed 159. As of today (June 8, 2011), I’ve lost 2 more lbs and weigh 157–just 7 lbs away from my goal! In another month to 6 weeks, I should be there! 🙂

Posted by Princess Red Fox on 2011-06-09 02:26:56

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