When you bring up the word “diet” to anyone, you will quickly see someone become unhappy and angry. Because lets face it, no one wants to have to count calories and restrict themselves from the food they love. But with an estimated 160 million Americans who are either overweight or obese, it’s no wonder why weight loss programs and diets are some of the most searched phrases on search engines.
You would think that with all of the information out there on how to lose weight, people would be dropping pounds overnight. But the truth is that many Americans are still struggling because they lack motivation. Without a reason as to why you are going to stay committed to your program, you will quickly lose motivation to stick to it especially when things get difficult.
“One of the most critical elements in a successful weight loss program is having a reason why” says Dan Jones, co-founder of The Coaching Institute. “We work with many clients who get this quick burst of motivation to want to lose eight but then once they see how hard it actually is, that motivation quickly dissipates.”
Keeping yourself motivated is a daily practice. It’s important you find little rituals and techniques that you can use that will keep you on your path.
“One thing we always recommend to our clients is to keep some motivational quotes on hand along with a list of the reasons why you are deciding to lose weight. We find that if you can remind yourself on an ongoing basis, it makes it much easier to keep yourself committed to your plan.”
With that in mind, here some powerful and inspiring words we collected to help keep you on your program:
The body always fails first, not the mind. The trick is to make the mind work for you, not against you. – Arnold Schwarzenegger
Never quit. If you stumble, get back up. What happened yesterday no longer matters. Today’s another day. So get back on track and move closer to your dreams and goals. You can do it.
Physical fitness is not only one of the most important keys to a healthy body, it is the basis of dynamic and creative intellectual activity. – John F. Kennedy
If you want something you’ve never had, you must be willing to do something you’ve never done. – Thomas Jefferson
Most people fail, not because of lack of desire, but, because of lack of commitment. – Vince Lombardi
Self-discipline is about controlling your desires and impulses while staying focused on what needs to get done to achieve your goal. – Adam Sicinski
Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. – Newt Gingrich
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen. – Michael Jordan
Strength doesn’t come from what you can do. It comes from overcoming the things you once thought you couldn’t. – Rikki Rogers