Discovering Your 'Why' - The Key to Sustaining Weight Loss Motivation

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Discovering Your 'Why' - The Key to Sustaining Weight Loss Motivation

Discovering Your 'Why' - The Key to Sustaining Weight Loss Motivation

What is your why?

This is so important, it is the question, the question that will keep us motivated. I know from personal experience, we start our weight loss journey full of enthusiasm, full of motivation and then very often, we lose motivation. Our enthusiasm slows. We lose sight of 'why' we started in the first place. On GreggWallace.Health, we recommend at the beginning you write down exactly why you want to lose weight. I can't stress enough the importance of this, psychology is what it is, and it's needed. 

And I ask you this, if we always knew what we were doing wasn't good for us, why didn't we stop? The answer is, we weren't in the right frame of mind. Keeping the 'why' close to us, keeps us in the right frame of mind. Write down how you feel about your body shape and weight. Write down 'why' that makes you uncomfortable, write down what is you want to look like and how that would make you feel. 

Don't just imagine a slimmer you, write down that ideal, record it on paper and keep it with you. Refer to it regularly, it will bring back the emotion and the motivation to be strong. You can use a self-reflection journa to help you do this. Do this, not because I said so, do it for you. Believe me, these things work, it is a powerful motivator.

Key Takeaways:

  1. Understanding your 'why' is crucial to maintaining motivation in your weight loss journey;
  2. Writing down your feelings about your body, your discomforts, and your ideal self can help keep your 'why' close and your motivation strong;
  3. Regularly referring to your written 'why' can reignite your emotions and motivation.