Starting a weight loss journey isn't always easy. It's okay to lose ourselves, but picking yourself up is the first step to conquering your goals. Here are some tips to help you continue a journey that lasts a lifetime.
Get an accountability partner
Why not reach fitness goals with a friend? Set a plan and go to the gym together. Educate, motivate, and hold each other accountable with all things fitness.
Invest in a coach
Sure, you can create a plan for yourself, but investing in someone who can develop a personalized plan that align with your goals can create ease in your journey. A coach is there to lead you to a point where you can consistently train on your own. Take your time when finding a suitable trainer as they'll be there at every step of your journey helping with form corrections and pushing you to success.
Take progress pics and film yourself while working out
When you look back on where you started and compare yourself to the body you're in, you'll see all the hard work that you've accomplished. This will motivate you to keep going. Filming can take a lot of courage to do, but this will help with adjustments on your form. Just like how progress pics can motivate you, you'll be able to look back and see how transformative your body and form has grown.
Set attainable goals
Focus on the habits you'd like to change and be real with yourself. Break down your goals into small actions and take them step by step.
Take a workout class
The energy during group sessions is always motivating. Whether it be spinning, kickboxing, or functional training, there is a class for everyone! If you feel tired with your routine, or have an urge to start something new, taking a workout class can spike more motivation during your journey.
Start a log
It can be done through social media, an app or written in a journal. Keeping track of your progress can not only be inspiring but it helps hold you accountable.
Remember your why
This is where the mental aspect kicks in. Take some time to journal and remind yourself why you started the weight loss journey to begin with. It's okay to change your reason, but make sure you are doing this for you.
Don't focus on the scale
Although goals are important to have, obsessing over numbers can affect your mental health. Remember that the scale is used as a tool and it should not control you. If looking at a scale affects your progress and mental health, remove it and have your focus on something else when it comes to your journey.
Wear cute workout gear
Looking and feeling good are the key to having a successful workout. Take a look at yourself in the mirror, put on a cute workout outfit, and tell yourself motivational affirmations and see how it can transform the way you see yourself.
Remember that it takes time to have a healthy and sustainable weight loss journey
Starting a journey has its ups and downs, but when you're doing this just for you, it's encouraging and inspiring. Strive for progress rather than the end goal. A successful weight loss journey is when it turns into a lifestyle for years to come.