Day 1: Find Your Real (Not Pretend) Motivation | 30-Day Weight Loss-athon

Day 1: Find Your Real (Not Pretend) Motivation | 30-Day Weight Loss-athon 109 comments

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Welcome to Day 1 of the 30-Day Weight Loss-athon! Let the fun begin. :)

We only have 10 minutes, so I’m going to get straight to today’s action task. This task will provide fuel to fire your motivation for the month ahead. I suggest you read through the steps first, then take 10 minutes to work through the steps.

And because we only have 10 minutes, you need to move fast, act quickly and stop over-thinking. Just throw yourself in. Ready?

What You Need:

Step 1

Remember the 52 Weight Loss Missions sample you downloaded? If you haven’t already, please read pages 6, 7 and the top of page 8.

These pages talk about your genuine, fire-in-the-belly motivation for losing weight. Not why other people want you to lose weight. Not why you think you should lose weight. But the desire deep inside you. This is what we want to uncover.

Step 2

Write at least 20 endings to the sentence below. Write fast. Don’t censor yourself. Let your pen go where your critical, analytical mind might not let you.

I want to lose weight because…

Step 3

Now read back over your answers and pick one or to two that excite you.

Don’t be surprised if they aren’t the reasons you’ve been giving yourself for losing weight. If you’ve struggled to lose weight, then there’s a good chance your supposed reasons are not very powerful.

What you’ve just uncovered is a powerhouse of motivation. Let’s make sure we use it…

Step 4

Write the exciting reason(s) from Step 3 on some post-its, and put them in several places you’ll see them regularly, eg:

  • On your bathroom mirror
  • In your wallet
  • In your diary
  • On your computer
  • On the fridge door.

Let these reminders of your real motivation drive you over the next month.

Check in!

And you’re done! Be sure to leave your comment below to check in and stay accountable.

See you back here tomorrow.

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Comments
Amy Bright says:

I decided my #1 motivation is to have more self-confidence/be more confident…so I wrote “be confident” on 3 post-its and put them on my desk (where I spend most of my day), on the fridge at eye level and in my wallet to remind me not to eat out or buy fast food.

Day 1 complete!! My boyfriend is also taking this journey with me.

Thanks, Excited to see what I can accomplish with this program.

Salena Buress

Patrecia says:

I did the exercise and discovered that my real reason is about feeling better about who I am.

John Gomo says:

Listed 7 reasons to lose weight.

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