Do you lack the motivation to loose weight? The thing is most people do really want to loose weight and have the figure they desire but the problem is actually doing something about it. So, if you are a person who struggles to get started then here are ten tips on how to motivate yourself.

1. Think positive.

Don’t be your own worst enemy. You are brilliant, creative, and smarter than you could ever imagine. Be positive and don’t think you are going to loose weight, know you are and be sure of it.

2. Don’t Spread The Word

It is extremely tempting to tell all your friends and family that you are going on a diet or plan on loosing weight but you shouldn’t. If you share your plans it is quite likely that some people may talk you out of the idea. They may tell you about their failed attempts or perhaps inform you that diets don’t work and that you shouldn’t waste your time thus killing any hopes you have of achieving your goal.

3. Visit A Gym

It would be a good idea to visit a local gym, you may not be interested in joining but maybe after seeing some of the physically fit people working out there it might inspire you to loose weight or perhaps even join the gym.

4. Visualize How You Want To be

Don’t concentrate on loosing weight, after all are minds are programmed to search for something we loose. Instead, at least once a day, close your eyes and try to visualize the way you want to be. Feel what it feels like to be that person.

5. Plan Your Diet

This may sound simple but it works, write down what you want to achieve and then plan how you are going to go about it. Make a list of your objectives and cross them off as you achieve them. It would be a good idea to have this somewhere where you can see it on a regularly basis. I keep my list next to my monitor so I never forget what I must do.

Here is an example:

Monday: 30 min Walk
Tuesday: 10 min Swim
Wednesday: 30 Gym Workout


It’s simple but it works and if you stick to it you will be surprised how effective this method really is.

6. Throw you entire heart into it.

If it is worth doing then do it well. No one is perfect but we could strive for it. Do it whole hearted.

7. Reward yourself

When you accomplish something BIG then rewarding yourself is a good motivator. If you hit your weekly target treat yourself to something you really want, maybe a gift or a day out somewhere.

8. Start

It is amazing the power that start has. When we are beginning a difficult task, we naturally develop a mysterious work flow that keeps us going. You will never taste the sweetness of the flow if you never start. Get off you couch and start that project NOW.

9. Read Inspiring Stories

If you are still looking for motivation then do a search on the Internet for stories about people who have managed to loose weight. They may even have some tips on how to go about it and help you reach your desired figure.

10. Read Quotes

Quotes have a way of changing our moods and inspiring us.Do an online search and you will find plenty on the Net:

“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” ~Thomas A. Edison

There are even many quotes on loosing weight.

Your body is the baggage you must carry through life. The more excess the baggage, the shorter the trip. ~ Arnold H. Glasgow


So thats our ten tips on how to motivate yourself to loose weight, these tips can also be used on other aspects of your life too.

I hope this article has helped inspire you to get up and do something and if we have aided you in achieving motivation please tell us and visitors in the comments section below.