Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Tools for Living - Motivating Strategy


Like I said yesterday, this week we are going to be talking about MOTIVATION. It might take several days for you to rediscover your motivation and that's okay. Give yourself time throughout this week to process the information that I am sharing with you. Take time to reflect on your weight loss journey so far and remember what motivated you in the first place.

Today, I want to share an awesome tool with you!

Weight Watchers has developed a variety of "Tools for Living" that are meant to help you throughout your weight loss journey. The Tool for Living that we are going to look at today is called, Motivating Strategy. This Tool for Living is meant to be used when: your weight has come to a standstill, you feel like quitting, and/or it feels like it's going to take forever.

Are you feeling any of these things? If so, look below and follow the Motivating Strategy steps to help get you back on track.

These are the Motivating Strategy steps.
1. Imagine yourself having already achieved your goals, and enjoying them.
Visualize the way your Winning Outcome will be experienced, when you achieve it. Use your senses so that you feel how it will feel. Add sounds, smells, movement.

Andy imagined himself at 185 pounds (75 pounds thinner than what he was), passing the 15-mile mark in the Boston Marathon. He saw his wife and young daughter and son watching from the sidelines and heard them shout: "Go for it, Dad! You're the best! You can do it!" He felt excited by their support and from doing something he had always dreamed about, but never before thought possible.

2. Get in touch with the other good feelings that come from having achieved your goals.
Andy thought about being more energetic, and riding his bike, skating and hiking with his family. He thought about his interest in nonfood hobbies.

3. Remain in touch with these feelings as you get back to doing the things you need to do to reach your goal.

Have these Motivating Strategy steps helped you? How?

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