If you take all the champions in the history of all sports in the universe, you will see that while they may have differences, they all have one thing in common: they were motivated to win. Without the motivation, without having a reason for which to fight and win, these people simply wouldn’t have done what they did.
The exact same thing goes for weight loss: if you do not have the motivation to lose weight, if you don’t have a reason for which to keep on making sacrifices, then you simply won’t be able to go through with it, as the whole process will seem like an exercise in futility to you.
Of course, finding motivation can be hard, especially in today’s world where we all come home tired after long days of work, only to be reminded that we still need to make efforts and sacrifices instead of just relaxing and doing as we please.
Nevertheless, the reality is that if you aren’t going to make the effort to lose weight, you will keep on gaining it, and eventually you will start to develop health problems. For starters, the amount of cholesterol in your blood is going to increase, clogging your arteries and possibly causing a heart attack.
The amount of fat around the heart is going to increase as well, making you prone to developing CHD (coronary heart disease). As if that wasn’t enough, the more fat tissue you have, the higher chance you have of developing cancerous tumors.
If knowing all of that still doesn’t give you the motivation to lose weight, then chances are that you don’t really believe you can go through with it and make a difference for yourself.
You either believe that you are simply doomed to being overweight, or that losing weight is something you cannot achieve as it requires more effort than you can possibly give. If this is actually the case (and deep down inside you know whether or not it is), then you need to tap into an external source of motivation: weight loss support groups and forums.
While this may sound like a tired cliché, there are people out there who have managed to lose dozens, sometimes even hundreds of pounds; hearing their stories and seeing those people for yourself, what they looked like before and after the transformation, will allow you to truly know that not only is weight loss possible, but that people who were in a worse condition than you have succeeded at it.
Also, you shouldn’t shy away from online forums dedicated to people losing weight as you will be able to easily interact with other people who are having the same struggle as you are, as well as others who have managed to deal with it. You won’t even have to reveal your identity or show your face when talking with these people, meaning you needn’t be anxious about anyone being judgmental.
In the end though, whether or not you are going to find the motivation to lose weight hinges on the real reason as to why you want to drop the pounds. If all you want to do is be able to take off your shirt at the beach a couple of times, then yes, it will be hard to find the motivation to make all the necessary sacrifices.
However, if you feel as if you are digging yourself into an early grave with the way you have been eating and not exercising, then it’s pretty much guaranteed nothing will stop you from losing your weight.
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