In order to succeed and lose fat, you need to keep your motivation and commitment to your weight loss program. There are some tips and tricks to help you.
First, focus on what has worked in the past for you. If you know you can stick to a walking program, start there and then try to add in new stuff like strength training. Don't signup for a gym if you know you hate it. Then, stay positive knowing that you are using what works for you - and look at the extra strength training as a bonus. Don't let any negativity creep into your mind.
Keep that picture of success in your mind at all times. With a positive attitude, you'll be more open to trying new exercise methods and nutritious foods.
Second, write down your goals and re-visit them everyday. Keep them in mind all the time, and you'll choose activities that take you closer to your goals rather than away from them.
Be specific and realistic with your goals, and keep them framed in a positive light. Visualize reaching those goals, and visualize a reward you can have for reaching the goals. Again, these are all powerful, positive images.
Third, get a group involved as your social support. Get as many people as possible supporting you, and hang around only the positive people. Negative people will only get in your way and bring you down. So at work, only eat with the people that respect your goals, or better yet, want to reach the same goals.
Same with exercise. In fact, research has shown that you will succeed if your workout partner succeeds. So get that group together and stay positive.
Craig Ballantyne is a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist and writes for Men's Health, Men's Fitness, Maximum Fitness, Muscle and Fitness Hers, and Oxygen magazines. His trademarked Turbulence Training fat loss workouts have been featured multiple times in Men’s Fitness and Maximum Fitness magazines and all over the Internet, and have helped thousands of men and women around the world lose fat, gain muscle, and get lean in less than 45 minutes three times per week. For more information on the Turbulence Training workouts that will help you burn fat without long, slow cardio sessions or fancy equipment, visit http://www.TurbulenceTraining.com