Well into the new year and you may find the resolutions or pledges you’ve made to yourself seem to be losing some traction. You’re not as energised or motivated as you were, or maybe you’ve lost sight of what you want to achieve.
Here are 6 tips to help you get back on track.
6 top tips to get and stay motivated with your goals
1) Remember your ‘why’
Why did you start on this journey? Why do you want to become the person you want?
The motivation we had at the start of the year seems so far off to where you find yourself now.
Write your answers down to these questions and put them next to your bed so it’s the last and first thing you see every day.
2) Have a plan
Losing motivation and interest can boil down to no plan of action. Being spontaneous when it comes to weight loss doesn’t always work, as we can be left feeling overwhelmed or lost without guidance.
Plan your meals for the week, prepare some frozen meals in times of exhaustion or stress so you have an option that won’t derail your diet. Map out your exercise routine for the week and mark it off when you’re done.
The 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge does all this and more for you, with over 4000 recipes you can then turn into your own customisable meal plan and daily indoor or outdoor exercise routines, meditation and unparalleled support to help you achieve your goals.
3) Habits and discipline
When you are feeling unmotivated or life gets stressful the last thing you want to do is exercise or eat healthily. Everyone has been there so we get it.
What sorts the people who stay on track from those who don’t sometimes comes down to habits. Research shows it takes on average 66 days to form a habit.
Set up a calendar and cross off each day as you go and be mindful of your temptations and triggers so you can control and/or avoid them. Then you’ll be able to see how far you’ve come which can spur you on to creating habitual exercise.
4) Make yourself accountable
Use a personal trainer or exercise group to hold you accountable to your goals and commitment to exercise.
We’re typically more motivated to hold ourselves accountable when we pay for it so get a gym membership – if that’s too expensive, sign up for the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. It includes an app that is downloaded onto your phone so you can track your progress anywhere, anytime and share it with other mums in one of our supportive Facebook groups.
5) Track your progress
Progress takes time, unfortunately, there is no way around this.
Think back to your best self, do you have a photo from back then? Stick it up in your bedroom, on the fridge or where your treats are kept to remind you of who you want to be again.
Take monthly photos of yourself and compare them. When you see the progress you’ve made, this is bound to spur you on to achieve your goals.
Remember whether it’s 500g or 1kg per week, it all adds up in the end!
6) Include friends and family
You will need all the support you can get! Share your hopes and goals with your trusted loved ones, so that they can encourage and support you. You may find this also helps you with accountability.
The Healthy Mummy’s Facebook groups are a non-judgmental, encouraging and supportive space for you to call on others who have been where you are, are going through it still or have come out the other side.
Are you ready to be a Healthy Mummy? Join our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge TODAY!
If you are wanting to lose weight and improve your energy – not to mention – help improve your overall health and wellbeing – our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is an awesome program to check out.
Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge includes:
- 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
- Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans (including 7 Day Cleanse)
- Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
- Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
- Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels
- Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes!