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February 28, 2024

How Do I Motivate Myself to Lose Weight? The Mindset, Behaviour, and Habits Guide

Embarking on a weight loss journey feels like standing at the base of a towering mountain, looking up. It’s daunting, and sometimes, the hardest part is simply taking that first step. But what if I told you that the secret to scaling this mountain lies not in the physical grind but in the power of your mind, the subtlety of your behaviours, and the strength of your habits? Let’s explore how to harness these forces to fuel your journey to weight loss.

Big journeys begin with small steps

Mindset: The Foundation of Change


The journey starts with belief. Believe that change is possible and that you are capable of making it happen. This belief is the bedrock upon which all other efforts rest. Without it, every attempt feels like pushing a boulder uphill. With it, every action becomes a stepping stone towards your goal.


Visualisation is a potent tool. Picture your future self — how you look, how you feel, and the things you’re able to do that you can’t right now. This vision isn’t just a daydream; it’s the destination you’re working towards. Make it as vivid as possible, and let it pull you forward.


Understand that weight loss is a journey, not a sprint. There will be ups and downs. Embracing this fact helps you stay resilient against the inevitable challenges and setbacks. Celebrate the small victories and learn from the hurdles. They’re all part of the process.

Behavior Change: The Path to Transformation


Start with small, achievable goals. Instead of aiming to lose 8kg in a month, aim for 0.5 to 1kg per week. Small goals are less intimidating and more manageable, making it easier to stay motivated.


Dig deep and find your core reason for wanting to lose weight. Is it to improve your health? To feel better in your clothes? To play with your kids without getting tired? This ‘why’ is your anchor, keeping you grounded and focused, especially when the going gets tough.


Your environment plays a crucial role in your success. Surround yourself with people who support and encourage your efforts. Similarly, make your living space conducive to healthy living — keep healthy food options available and reduce temptations.

Habits: The Building Blocks of Lasting Change


Habit formation is at the heart of lasting change. Start with small habits that you can incorporate into your daily routine without feeling overwhelmed. It could be a 10-minute walk every day or swapping out sugary drinks for water.


Once a small habit becomes a part of your daily life, build on it. Turn that 10-minute walk into a 20-minute one. Add fruits and vegetables to every meal. Small incremental changes are more sustainable than drastic ones.


Consistency is key. It’s better to consistently perform small habits than to go all out for a few days and then burn out. Remember, we’re playing the long game here.


Recognise and celebrate your progress, no matter how small. These celebrations reinforce the positive behaviour and keep the momentum going.


As we’ve navigated the terrain of mindset, behaviour change, and habits, remember that these are not just steps towards weight loss but towards a life of fulfilment and vitality. At Flow Wellness Group, we’re dedicated to guiding you on this journey. Whether you’re seeking personal growth through our life coaching, looking to transform your physical health with our personal training and private yoga sessions, or aiming to enhance your overall wellness with our online programs accessible globally, we have the expertise to support you. Embrace this opportunity to become the best version of yourself with the holistic approach to well-being that Flow Wellness Group offers.

Start your journey today and witness the transformation unfold. Join us, and let’s set new standards in wellness together across Scotland and the United Kingdom. Explore our site further to discover more about how we can support your journey towards improved health and lasting positive change.

In Health & Wellness,

Coach Andrew

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