How Do I Motivate Myself when I’m Feeling Down?

In every part of world, the number one New Year’s resolution is losing weight. However, before January is over, most people have given it up. So, what happens to all the motivation? Everything appears possible and exciting on New Year’s Eve. So, what happens now?


There are many reasons for women to abandon their goals, some are valid and some are not. When it comes to weight loss, following a fat loss diet plan and getting in shape, there is basically a sole reason women lose their motivation.

They don’t achieve results as quickly as expected. It is depressing to put in the effort and not see results. It may seem like a waste of time and effort. And it is simply tempting to give up.

But before you give up your efforts, consider these few questions.

  • For how long have you been trying?
  • Why do I really want to lose weight initially?
  • What is causing me to give up?

After putting in the efforts for three weeks, if feel that it is not working, you are mistaken. Weight gain does not happen overnight so weight loss can’t either. Weight loss is a gradual process. Don’t be fooled by weight loss commercials and reality TV shows that portray speedy results.

It is slow but a certain process. Weight loss is not like a business which has a level of uncertainty about the success of the venture. You can be sure that as long as you stay on the path, you will achieve your goal.

But the question is will you stay on course? Will you stay on course or join the many that postpone their weight loss goals for the next New Year resolution?

Determine your reasons for weight loss. It may be to look stunning so that men notice you or perhaps to have the best body among your friends or even to get over a breakup.

In any case, there should be an emotional reason. If you quit, your confidence and faith in self is subconsciously affected. And you end up wondering the potential possibility, which is a heavy burden. Many women bear the thoughts in silence.

You don’t have time to go through that. You should remind yourself that it is either now or never as the stakes are high. You don’t want to be a quitter.

You should ask your friend to motivate you by working out with you. Find one that can lift your spirit by helpful comments.

If your friend offers an unhealthy, fattening option such as cheesecake when you are not in the mood to exercise, it is time to find a new training buddy.

Lastly, figure out your reason for giving up. Is it really taking that long.

Well why are in the rush?

Body needs its time. You can only control the wants of your body to an extent. It cannot work by the general rule to meet deadlines. Your body is not a microwave oven.

Eat the foods you are required to eat. Maintain a calorie deficit strictly. Exercise daily and most essential, be patient. You should not focus on 3 weeks rather aim for 3 months and you will see dramatic results.

All things come to one who waits.

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