With the cooler weather upon us, it can be hard to focus on losing those extra pounds. Who doesn’t want to just snuggle down and stay in bed instead of heading out for a walk?
To help you get motivated (and stay motivated!) on your 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge journey, we have compiled some weight loss motivation tips to get through these chilly days.
Winter is here – but you can still lose weight!
With the cooler weather here and the days getting shorter, we need to work extra hard to motivate ourselves to eat well and move more. Just because it’s cold doesn’t mean you can’t eat well, feel good, or have energy to run around and play with your kids.
Maintain a glass-half-full mentality
We all know the old saying “is the glass half full or half empty?” with your choice indicating whether you look at life optimistically or pessimistically. If you want to maintain good motivation to lose weight it is best to look at things with a glass half full or optimistic mentality.
Get yourself organised
One great way to make sure you are not going to lose any weight loss motivation is to make sure you prepare as much as you can before starting on your journey. We are big fans of meal prepping and meal planning here at The Healthy Mummy.
Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge app has thousands of recipes and multiple meal plans to help you prepare.
8 tips to get motivated
If you are not sure how to increase your weight loss motivation and kick those goals then check out these eight tips.
1. Create a visual reminder
One great way to get and stay motivated is to create a motivation board as a visual reminder of your goals and why you are doing what you are doing. Good weight loss motivation pictures include things like a piece of clothing you would love to treat yourself to if you hit your goals or someone who has a similar body type to what you are aiming for.
Once you have created the board make sure it is hanging somewhere that you will see it every day so that it reminds you and motivates you to keep going.
2. Be active indoors
When the weather is cooler, wet and miserable it can sometimes be hard to find the motivation to get out and get active. The good thing is you don’t need to get outside to get active there are so many exercise routines you can do in the comfort of your own home.
All the exercises included in the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge can be done at home with little to no extra equipment. If you think it’s too hard trying to exercise with your kids around check out this mum’s tips on exercising with kids in tow.
3. Follow exercises on TV
Another great way to keep up your weight loss motivation up is to just turn on the TV and follow along with the workouts available on The Healthy Mummy’s YouTube channel.
4. Make delicious healthy food
It can be hard to stay motivated to lose weight if the meals you are eating whilst on your journey aren’t exciting you or your family. The good news is that there are thousands of healthy, delicious and easy weight loss recipes in the recipe hub of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge. Everything from pasta, to burgers, nachos, noodles and roast dinners is on the menu.
5. Exercise with a group or partner
The best way to get your weight loss motivation at its best and stay on track is to get your family and especially your partner on board with your weight loss journey. What’s more, if you have a few people on board with you then you can all get together and exercise together, and really everything is better when you have company.
6. Make and keep a plan
If you find it hard to keep your weight loss motivation going, which if you are reading these tips you most likely do, then you should write out a plan to help you stay on track. Meal planning is a big part of The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge but there are also exercise plans that support your weight loss journey.
Not only does a plan help you stay motivated and on track but it also helps you keep track of the progress you have made. If you notice you have been doing well for a couple of weeks it might be nice to give yourself a little reward (a new lipstick, a manicure, or your favourite magazine that you don’t normally buy) and doing this is also a good motivation to lose weight.
7. Challenge yourself
If you are still wondering how to get motivated to lose weight even after all the above tips why not make it a challenge. Set yourself small goals that once you reach them you get a reward, or team up with a friend or family member and compete with them to hit certain goals. Competition and adding rewards can help keep your weight loss motivation a bit higher.
If you aren’t a competitive person or don’t think this would be the right motivation for you, just try challenging yourself. Try something new, if you haven’t tried yoga go to a class, if you have done weights give them a try, do some Zumba, just try something different.
8. Play your favourite workout music to get inspired
One great way to help you get motivated to lose weight is to create a workout playlist that is full of songs that will keep you pumped and motivated. If you need some inspiration check out The Healthy Mummy’s Spotify playlists.
Are you still thinking ‘I have no motivation to lose weight’ or ‘how do I get motivated to lose weight’ then go back and reread all our tips and put them into action. If you want some extra motivation then join our private Facebook group where you will hear amazing weight loss motivation stories from other mums.
Found your motivation and want some help to get started on your weight loss journey? Join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge includes:
- 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
- Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
- Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
- Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
- Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels
- Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes!
Click here to learn more about our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.