How many times have you heard the famous words, “The diet starts tomorrow” or “I can’t be bothered to go to the gym tonight, I’ll go in the morning” or “I do really want to lose weight but….”
Maybe you’ve made statements like that or you’ve heard someone else saying them. It’s a common thing.
Here’s the problem though, “wanting” to do something is not actually doing it though, is it? People are good at coming up with lots of reasons for putting things off but in doing that they are not taking action and therefore not creating the results they claim they want.
If you don’t do it what will life be like 2 years from now? What will life be like 5 years from now? What will life be like 10 years from now? I’m guessing if you don’t do anything, then it’s going to be significantly less satisfying than it currently is and you may be left with fewer choices about what you can do.
The future can be anyway you want it, because it hasn’t happen yet. So you have a golden opportunity now to take action to get on a path to creating what you want. That’s exciting!
It’s easy to get started too. Let’s have a look at our 5 Top Tips for Eliminating Procrastination for Your Weight Loss Success
#1 First thing to do is make a plan. That includes a work out plan and a diet plan, plus supplements to assist you in your success. Set some goals that are realistic and make them short range goals to start with, that will automatically kick start your motivation. How many pounds can you realistically lose in the next week? Make sure you write your goals on paper or create a file for your goals on your laptop or computer.
#2 Now, set some longer range goals. What could you achieve 1 month from now, 3 months from now, 6 months from now and 1 year from now. As you think as each goal imagine what you will look like at each stage, what will you be saying to yourself, how amazing will you feel because of all that you have achieved?
#3 Create a diet plan or hire an expert to design a diet plan for you. Plan out your meals, create a shopping list and then get only the items on the list. It’s fair easier to stick to a diet plan when the food is already in the refrigerator!
#4 Create or hire an expert to design a work out plan for you. By the way, it doesn’t mean that you have to bust a gut in the gym everyday! Again the plan needs to be realistic and experiment with what activities and sports you take part in to find out what works well for you. The key is to get moving.
#5 Get a buddy! Finding some support is a great way to maintain your motivation. Ask a friend or your partner to join you for your work outs or walks in the park. Having to be accountable to someone else is a great personality trait to draw on and can assist you to stay motivated with you diet and work out plans.
The key is to take action and get started!