Many people begin their weight loss journey with the desire to be thin or to lose a couple of pounds.
Unfortunately, only a handful really succeed fully in their weight loss and achieve and maintain their goal weight.
The difference between those who fail and those who succeed lies in one simple word – DETERMINATION!
Unless you have both the desire to look better and to lose weight and the determination to carry it through and reach your goals you will never succeed in your weight loss journey or any other goals that you may have in life. It is similar to smoking. Unless you are determined to quit smoking you never will quit.
Determination is the only thing that will carry you through the difficult times when you are tempted to break your diet. Determination is what will get you out of bed earlier in the morning to do some exercise.
Without the determination to lose weight you are probably doomed to failure before you even begin to diet! However, if you are determined to lose weight then nothing can stop you from gaining the figure you always wanted.
How to become determined to lose weight
The Mirriam Webster dictionary says determination is “firm or fixed intention to reach the desired end“.
Wisdom Commons probably says it a little better – “Pursuing a goal with energy and focus. It keeps us firmly centered on a chosen purpose. It is the tool we use to keep defeat from becoming permanent.“
How badly do you want to lose weight and look good? The more you desire it the greater the determination will be to achieve it. The best and most successful dieters are those who want to look great more than anything else in the world and at any cost to them.
Steps to build your determination to lose weight
- Look at the negatives! -How much of life are you missing out on by being overweight? Perhaps you never feel desirable or sexy or your friends get way more attention than you. Look at the negative health factors and how the extra weight could affect your future health and jeopardize your health.
- Create a mental picture of the positives. How great you will look in the new clothes that you have been eyeing out. The extra attention that you will receive from the opposite sex and the envy of your friends. What will a better figure do for your self-confidence? Imagine just how much more confident you would be with a sexy body. Find something that will become your driving force to lose weight.
- Put your money where your mouth is – Go out and buy that sexy outfit that you don’t quite fit into yet. Hang it where you see it several times a day so that you are reminded that if you don’t succeed you will never get to wear the outfit and will lose your money. Go and buy some fat burner diet pills to boost your efforts or join your local gym.
- Get support – Find someone to encourage and preferably to join you in your weight loss journey. Having a companion that you report to, adds accountability and even a little competition which goes a long way in increasing your determination to be successful.
If you want something badly enough then nothing will ever be able to prevent you from getting the desire of your heart which is to lose weight and look great!