You Need Motivation to Achieve Your Weight Loss Goals
Dieting on a budget is so much more than just saving money. Eating right accounts for a lot more! In our two previous blogs, we discussed how strategy and organizational skills play a role in your dieting. Both of these skills are monumentally important for staying on track with your weight loss journey, as well as staying on budget. Much of the struggle with budgeting is not organizing how you are spending your money. Today, swiping a card or withdrawing cash is easier than ever, not taking into account how much you are taking out of your account, or how much you are spending, leads to deficits.
In a way, this same principle can be said for your body weight. If you are not taking into account how much you are eating, as well as your calorie count, you may be unknowingly gaining weight. Being able to control what you are eating, yet still feeling free to make your own choices, is the balance that everyone strives for.
In this blog, we are going to discuss how motivation plays a role in your budgeting. We will also discuss how your attitude determines your success when it comes to weight loss.
Motivation Is Key
You may have heard that motivation is the key to anyone’s success. Without it, there is no passion, or fire, driving you to see the results you want to see. This concept can be applied to anything from weight loss to even your job. Because it is so applicable to many of the things you do in life, when you have it, it is important not to ignore it.
Sometimes, you can feel motivated by something, such as a video or a person, but then have the feeling fade. With weight loss, it is common to feel strongly motivated for two weeks, then slowly give up. But how does this happen?
No Excuses, No Regrets
Motivation’s main enemy is excuses. Excuses can be small or big, but are disruptive all the same. When you feel motivated about something, you tend to feel like you’re “all in.” That means you are ready to make a full-body change, no turning back. But, unfortunately, excuses have a way of crawling out from the shadows and tricking your mind into thinking you can’t do something. Working out attracts excuses like bees on honey; there will always be an excuse to avoid exercise.
Excuses have a way of feeding doubt into our brains in order to convince us that our own laziness can overpower our desire for change.
One of the most common excuses is being “too tired.” It has been said, “no one ever regrets going to the gym”, this saying is true, as the main struggle is just entering the gym. Working out isn’t just to lose weight. Working out is also a way for your body to release toxins, improve blood circulation, and so much more. Once at the gym, you can immediately feel better about your situation, whatever that might be.
So, how does this pertain to a meal plan?
Motivation and Your Meal Plan
Creating a meal plan on a budget is all about motivation. Every action you take, purchase you make, and items you eat, all connect back to your motivation to lose weight. And, motivation ties back to your finances, as you have to be mindful of how much money you are spending on your meal plan.
Losing weight can be difficult for some because it means that you have to change your behavior and be more mindful of what you are eating, what you are spending, and when you are exercising. More importantly, motivation plays a big role in keeping you from making bad decisions. If you are serious enough about the change you would like to make, small things like excuses, won’t bother you.
Also, when it comes to budgeting, there is a chance you might have some “speed bumps” on the way. For example, sometimes your friends will want to go out to eat. This type of outing can be potentially bad for you, as restaurants can be expensive, and you are more likely to overeat. But, as stated in the second part of this blog series, food isn’t your enemy. You should still feel free to do as you please and still maintain a healthy diet. If you do overeat, it is important to remember to exercise and monitor what you eat for the rest of the week. Just because you are dieting, doesn’t mean that all joy needs to be drained from your life. You can still indulge, and even purchase no-so-healthy-items, as long as you know how to balance your diet and your finances.
Motivation Keeping You On the Right Path
Motivation is essential to your weight loss journey, long after you have hit your goals. Weight loss is not a one-time process, but an on-going balancing act. Motivation is necessary to ensure that you not only take the weight off, but keep it off. And once you take the weight off, you also need to consider how much weight you are willing to lose and how much muscle you would like to put on. All of these things take motivation to see them fruition. Simply eating right for a week won’t make you shed weight, nor will it ensure your healthy future. You will need to rely on your own motivation to see your stay healthy throughout your life.
If you lose some motivation, do not lose hope. People go through rough-patches all the time. Motivation can be affected by big things like your mental and physical health, to the smallest changes in weather. Either way, just because you aren’t strongly motivated all the time, don’t think that your weight loss journey is impossible. Nothing worth being proud of is ever easy, so expect there to be challenges, but don’t let them defeat you.
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