Changing your lifestyle to achieve a weight loss, fitness or other life goal can be hard - I know, I've been there! Whether it's the memory of deliciously unhealthy food or the simplicity of what you once did, it's easy to lose sight of why you even started to begin with.
Back in 2012 when I started my weight loss journey, I had a TON of distractions. For one, my boyfriend (now husband) wasn't exactly on the same diet plan as I was. Plus, he had his friends over regularly and pizza was the go-to meal (and my personal krytponite). Other times, I felt like I missed out on hanging out with friends during times that I had promised myself I’d go to the gym.
What worked for me was making it a point to regularly remind myself of WHY I was doing what I was doing.
My entire journey started because I realized just how uncomfortable I was in my own skin. I would make it a point to avoid my own reflection when I stepped out of the shower. I hated that. AndI hated how uncomfortable I felt. My clothing didn’t fit right. I was tired. I was depressed. And I was about 50lbs overweight.
Once I had started my journey, I decided that I wouldn’t give up this time, as I had so many times before. So what I did differently was make it a point to remind myself WHY I started by literally doing what made me start - looking at my own reflection.
Every time I’d be tempted to go off course or give up, I’d go in the bathroom, shut the door and look at myself. Hell, if I needed to, I’d strip down and look at myself. And you know what? It worked. A year later, I lost the weight:
Sure, maybe it’s weird. Maybe it’s unconventional. But it worked. It worked as the PERFECT motivation to keep going because it was the reason I started to begin with.
So, for anyone working towards any goal, fitness related or not, make sure you really determine what your WHY is. What made you start?
Once you figure that out, be sure to remind yourself of whatever that is whenever you start to get sidetracked. Some people might do what I did and actually DO whatever it was that triggered the change. Others might wear something, like a saying or symbol, that represents their why.
Either way, keep moving towards your goal. Even when you don’t feel like it, just keep moving forward.
Best of luck to you!
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