Losing weight can be so much fun right? (I can almost feel your silence). But it can be, when you’re seeing amazing results. But that’s not the case for so many women. Some people get dedicated, go to the gym, eat better, but still the weight just clings to them. Why? Here are the mistakes you might be making:
- Over-thinking about your weight. There is a psychological aspect of weight loss that cannot be denied. And it’s been proven that the more you focus on something, the more it would persist. So, if you’re overthinking about your weight and obsessing over it in an unhealthy way, you may find that that extra weight would persist.
- Not tracking your progress: You need to journal your progress. It’s important for you to know what’s working and what needs to change. It’s not okay to just store things in your head. You need to write it down and review it.
Why do you want to lose weight?
- Not having a strong “why”: Why do you want to lose this weight? Your reasons and motivation is very important. When things get discouraging and you get busier, your “why” for doing this would give you the push you need.
- Not having an accountability system: A lot of people are not great at keeping themselves in check. Even if you are, you may still slip. It’s good to have someone who keeps an eye on you to make sure you’re doing the things you’re supposed to be doing. Someone you report to. Just knowing that you have to give an update to someone would encourage you to work so you don’t feel bad when you face this person.
- Not accepting the hard truth: Face it, your weight may yo yo all year round and you may have to work harder than Chioma who eats whatever she likes. You need to accept that this is a process and it is a lifelong one. You’ll fall, you’ll get up, you’ll keep going
- Not finding enjoyment in the process: If you hate it, you won’t stick with it. Yes, it’s tough, yes it takes discipline. But you need to find a way to make it fun for you.