Weight Loss Motivation Visuals
What is motivating you to lose weight? An upcoming wedding? A class reunion? Shedding the last few pounds of baby weight? Of course the best answer is simply internal motivation to be a healthier, fitter version of yourself. Often, that motivation is hidden deep within and needs a little coaxing. External goals can still work well, and so does having visual reminders to stay on track. Here are some clever ideas to keep you motivated in your weight loss journey:
- Hang a bikini (or a pair of tight-fitting skinny jeans or little black dress) somewhere you will see it often
- Change the screensaver on your computer or wallpaper on your cell phone to an image or quote that will motivate you
- Chart your progress (if you have a smartphone, apps like LoseIt and MyFitnessPal have weight loss trackers)
- Put a dollar (or a $5) in a jar for each pound you lose. Decide on a something to treat yourself with once you reach your goal.
- Set deadlines for short-term, medium-range and long-term goals and write them on your calendar
- Write motivational quotes on Post-It notes and hang on your mirror (or kitchen cupboards, or computer screen, etc.)
- Take before, during and after photos of yourself to track your progress
- Find a photo of your someone with your ideal body. This could even be you at a prior point in time. Post it somewhere you’ll see it several times a day.
- Follow fitness motivation boards on Pinterest
- Place a marble in one jar to represent each pound you want to lose. When you lose it, transfer it to another jar.
- Use the online weight loss simulator to see what you may look like before and after you reach your goal
Leave your own ideas in the comments below.