Last night I had a serious sugar craving. I just wanted something sweet. My normal go to is some peppermint chocolate. It’s been my favourite since I was a child. I craved Mint Patties during my first pregnancy and whenever I get a migraine, I use it as a supplement to my medication.
I have committed to this weight loss journey 100%. No sweet treats and especially not peppermint chocolate ones. So how do you remain motivated? What strategies do you use to keep focused on the end goal?
I was reading a few things last night on motivation for weight loss. There are some real gems. One of those items I discovered was rewarding yourself with something that isn’t food. I must admit that one of my go-to rewards is generally something yummy! It’s also something I go to when I am feeling down and anxious. So, to change this narrative is going to take some time.
How to motivate yourself in the moments of weakness is what I was wanting to find tips for the most. I find walking past the mirror and glancing at myself to be one of the most motivational things I can do in those moments when I just want to reach for something I know I shouldn’t eat. It helps me re-associate myself with the weight loss goal and the desire to like what I see in the mirror.
I also really love the quote by Jenna Wolfe – “You didn’t gain all your weight in one day; you won’t lose it in one day. Be patient with yourself.” It’s true and something to hold onto. While I would love to be thinner next time I open my eyes I need to remember that is unrealistic. Small steps on the way to a big goal!!
I’m drinking more water and committing to daily exercise. I’ve been wearing a smart watch for quite some time now but have never really focused on the benefits they offer. So, I have been serious about the goals I wish to achieve and so far, so good. I’ve managed to meet the exercise goals I have set for two weeks. Those little rings on my watch can be very motivating!