So what does that mean?

Well I think (and let’s face it it’s my article!) that all “gutter up motivation to lose weight” means to do it when you don’t feel like it. I mean if it’s cold and wintery outside and you’ve had a hard day at work the last thing you feel like doing is going to the gym, right?  Right!

Or cooking something ‘sensible’ when what you’d much rather be doing is curling up on the sofa watching 7 episodes of your favourite series and having a take away possibly finishing with a hot chocolate and some incredible dessert that you bought in Marks and Spencer which has at least 7squillion calories just when you look at it. So it’s my job here to inform you of some different, interesting ways to lose weight and keep it off.

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Ok so number one   Have lots of sex!  It’s fun (or it ought to be!) and it can help you lose weight and keep it off.  And personally I think it’s an excellent motivator.  And if you don’t agree, apparently having an orgasm releases the same endorphins as eating chocolate and it’s not fattening!  And research shows that the more weight you lose the better the sex!!  More motivation!

Number Two –   talk to yourself!  This is something I believe in for everything you want to accomplish and achieve.   When you worry about something you go over it and over it in your mind.  So what I’m suggesting is tell yourself positive things.  Not just every day but often during the day.  They say that any habit, good or bad, can be changed with repetition, in just 21 days.  How wonderful is that?

A mere 21 days.  Start off by first thing in the morning saying “I love and accept myself exactly as I am”. Repeat it, look in the mirror and repeat it.  For maximum effect say it out loud.  Say it to yourself as you’re going about your day.  And last thing before you fall asleep say it again.  Day 2, say “I love and accept myself exactly as I am and I have a happy, healthy, slender body”.

Ignore the voice that might be saying “oh no you haven’t”.  Just keep saying it.  You will be surprised at the results.  Somehow when you say stuff like this to yourself, the sub conscious mind starts taking it as fact and suddenly you’re eating ‘right’ and going to the gym (and having lots of sex as well of course) and you’re motivated to lose weight.  Awesome.  I love it

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Number Three – Set a goal.  Goals are awesome.  They show you how well you’re doing.  Small goals are ideal when you lose weight (or are trying to accomplish anything) Little steps.  If you say at the beginning of a diet I want to lose 40lbs that’s an awful lot and you’ll get de-motivated very quickly.

If however you break it down into (excuse the pun) bite size pieces, it will seem so much easier.  And each step will have so much more meaning for you.  Something like 5lbs at a time.  Manageable and it will seem very easy.  Lose the first 5, go for the second, achieve the second go for the third and on until you’re at your ‘ideal weight.

Number 4.  This one leads on from setting a goal.  Reward yourself.  And I don’t mean by having a huge meal out and undoing your good work in one evening!  You’ve been good, you’ve reached your first goal.  Well done you.  You deserve to treat yourself.  Go see a movie.  Treat yourself to a massage.  Do something that makes you feel good.  And every time you reach another goal, reward yourself again.

Number 5.  Keep a record, there’s nothing like seeing it written down, how much weight you’ve lost, how many inches you’ve lost and what you’ve rewarded yourself with.  Write down too how you feel as the weight comes off and you’re feeling better about yourself.  The weight coming off, maybe you’ve bought yourself a piece of clothing in a smaller size.  How exciting is that?  Write it down.  Write down how great it was to try on something in your usual size and realise it was too big. OMG!.

Wonderful stuff..

All these 5 steps are proven to keep you motivated when losing weight.

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