Feeling uninspired and demotivated with your diet? That’s perfectly okay, it does happen a lot and I know how frustrating that can be.
Do you know that feeling when you know you’ve been doing so good, then that one little ‘diet mistake’ ruins everything for you? Yeah, it may be tough but there are so many ways to get back on track with your diet.
Staying motivated is difficult especially when you’re setting unrealistic results for yourself. If you seek instant gratification and you don’t see results right away, do you beat yourself up about it? The journey to weight loss isn’t a piece of cake, that’s for sure. When you’re on that road to self-doubt, ask yourself this: what motivated you to do this?
Here are some things to ponder on while you try to get that motivation back:
Don’t let your mistakes get the best of you
Learn from them. Nobody is perfect and setbacks can happen to literally anyone, even those who are really strict with their diets. Remember not to let this consume you. Instead, find out the things that hinder you from achieving your goals and learn how you can do better next time.
Watch your progress
Just like New Year’s resolutions, sometimes we tend to stop committing the minute we feel like we are already comfortable with what we’re doing. If at first, you have been tracking your meal progress and aren’t really doing that anymore, do yourself a favor and keep journaling your food journey. This way, you will be able to see how much you’ve progressed since the day you started.
Set realistic goals
If right away you want to be able to run a full-on marathon without even running a 10K – think again. You are only setting yourself for disappointment. When you promised yourself you’d do cardio today but you ended up getting stuck in a really important meeting – that’s okay! Your life shouldn’t just revolve around your diet, it is a part of it but don’t sacrifice other aspects of your life. Balance is key and you can always do cardio the next day, anyway!
Don’t focus on the scales alone
Your behavior is just as important as what you see on the weighing scale. If you are just focused on achieving that goal without thinking about what other things to do in order to be closer to your desired weight, you might end up feeling defeated. Think about how you can switch your lifestyle in order to fit your desired weight. For example, when you’re the type to eat out after a long day, how about trying out meal prep? Not only does it save you money, but you’d find comfort in knowing how your meals are made. This kind of behavior can foster a better diet experience.