Stories abound of individuals who lack the motivation to work towards weight loss and a healthier life style. There are so many pitfalls like the ease of eating poor foods (can you say McDonalds?), the sugar rush that you have come to know and love (Sometimes I really want a Snickers Ice Cream Bar), and let us not forget the taste factor. We have been trained from birth to prefer the taste of processed foods and sugars which make it tremendously hard to accept a diet. Good health always starts with food and can never include the types of chemical foods we have been raised to want. So, of course, motivation plays a large part. No one can make you chose to lose weight or change your diet. You have to find the desire within yourself or you will fall flat on your face.
So you may be asking where on earth that kind of desire could come from. Well let me tell you, it is there. You just have to open your eyes to it. Another blog I happened upon decided to start with the dictionary, quoting the definition of motivate. Of course the steps to finding motivation then stem from this definition, including my personal favorite. Having a goal. You will get no where without a goal and a want for something more, something better. You would not even be reading this article if you did not want something better for yourself. So what do you want? Is it a prettier body? better sleep? an easier time clothes shopping? improved personal hygene? energy? Maybe your are kept from a favorite hobby, or you are simply tired of the questions and stares. There is always my very favorite- and I could never fault the questioner- of how far along you are! Start with what you want and work from there. You may want to simply look slimmer or you may want to reach a certain weight or you just want to eat foods that will provide a better and lasting energy. Once you are sure of what you want you can move on from there to make a plan.