A lot of reviews, reports and written advice is given on the subject of how to lose weight by one method or another, but not so much is written on what a person really ought to be doing to prepare themselves for undergoing a weight loss program of any kind. With most things in life, if you want to be successful, you have to be well prepared.
It’s the same for losing weight and if you get yourself in the right state of preparedness, then you stand a much better chance of succeeding in hitting your target,
The first thing you need to have before you begin on your own journey to a slimmer figure is a goal. You need to set that goal to be something that you believe you can achieve.
Go for an Achievable Goal
It’s no use setting a goal so high that to achieve it would take so long that you will have given up long before getting even close. But by setting that goal so that it looks easy enough to achieve in a set time, then you are much more likely to be motivated to go for it! Once you get it, you can simply set the next goal a little further down the road and then set off in earnest to get that one.
This is preparation and it is what we need to do before we can lose weight and have something that we can be proud of. Reaching a goal is certainly a thing to take pride in because you worked for it and got it all by yourself.
Prepare Yourself Mentally
The next stage of preparation involves getting yourself mentally ready for losing weight. Before you eat your first mouthful of your new diet or take your first steps on your new exercise machine, your mind has to be ready to get started.
You have to cultivate a positive mental attitude towards what you are about to undertake, so that you feel good about it and feel motivated to get started.
With the right motivation, you will be able to go into your new daily routine with keenness and vigor. That means you will feel like you have more energy and get up and go just because you psyched yourself up into the right state to go forward with determination and positive enthusiasm to succeed at achieving your goals.
You will certainly know when you feel that great feeling of being positive and motivated. It’s when you seem to have an abundance of energy and more enthusiasm about everything in your life than you ever did before!
Do these two things before you order your diet or get started on whatever weight loss strategy you choose and you will have the best start anyone can have. And as you go on and get involved with your plan, you will feel totally involved and have absolutely zero inclination to ever quit.
You will feel like really getting into it and making the very most of it. And that will get you feeling like you can absolutely achieve what you set out to do. Because you made the conscious decision that you want it and you will have it no matter what!
– Dr Cook