Quick Fix for Weight Loss Blues #2
Celebrate Your Victories
You want to lose weight, your goal is to lose weight, but weight naturally fluctuates over time. It can be very frustrating to lose two pounds only to see you have gained one back five days later. Real, lasting weight loss happens gradually. So to stick with it, you have to keep a positive outlook. Instead of focusing solely on pounds, celebrate your other victories. Is it easier to cross your legs or get out of the car? Can you go faster or longer? Are your sets easier to perform? These are real fitness victories. Celebrate by reminding yourself all the time, especially to help motivate during a workout. Celebrate by telling your support team about it. Leave an “I’m proud of you” post-it on the mirror. Do not celebrate by doing something to derail your efforts like eating junk. Keep your eye on the prize, but revel in your progress.
Weight loss efforts are best measured by how far you have come, not how far you have to go