Share your weight loss plan even before you lose the first pound!
The reason why it’s so important to share your weight loss plans is simple – it will hold you accountable.
Like quitting smoking, excessive drinking or any other big lifestyle change, going on a diet has a progression curve.
Why are you trying to lose weight? Like really. Why? It can be superficial, vein, silly – but the answer you’ll give to yourself must be true. Knowing your why is crucial for the hardest times.
When knowing your why, it’s important not to forget it. Some do it with daily visualisations (like imagining how your life will look like when you reach your goals) some prefer affirmations, some just do post-it-note reminders.
Honestly, when it gets too hard, no post-it-note reminder will be enough. One day, that burger will look too good to say no to, alcohol will shut down your determination, or sadness will bury you in emotional hunger. You have to be prepared for that.
You have to have someone to call when times get tough – especially if you know that your weight loss journey will take some time.
Having that one person to call just so you can share your frustration or hard moments, it’s like having a mentor for AA members.
Call them when it gets too much. Let yourself be reminded of what you wanted, how far you already came and that you’re an amazing person for doing this.
It’s ok to be vulnerable. Because admitting that vulnerability will make you stronger.
This one depends on how private of a person you are. Of course, you can keep your weight loss agenda to yourself or share it with just the closest people in your life. However, stating your plan out loud and letting everyone know will change your surroundings. Even though you might feel naked sharing your plan, letting everyone know what you’re doing will add an additional why to your motivation arsenal.