Little Words Can Motivate You to Lose WeightPosted: September 28, 2012 in Lifestyle by Craig Primack MD FACP
Boost your motivation and learn life lessons with powerful quotes during medical weight loss in Chandler and Scottsdale
“Never, never, never quit.” – Winston Churchill
Do you have a favorite quote? Perhaps it’s a little slice of wisdom you’ve deemed worthy of your Facebook profile, or maybe a motivational mantra you’ve found useful in sticking to your medical weight loss goals. Regardless of the words of wisdom that resonate most with you, one thing is certain: these short phrases have the power to inspire us to do great things, to teach us lessons about life from those who did a heck of a lot of living.
To reach your medical weight loss goals you are going to need to stay motivated. Quotes can be a big help in this, as they often have the power to incite positive behavior and mental energy. Research has shown that simply hearing that you have the power to attain your goals from someone you admire can help make that dream a reality.
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“The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” – Benjamin Mays
You likely have an ultimate goal weight you’d like to reach by the end of your medical weight loss program, but take a few minutes to think about the goals you’d like to reach by the end of next week, next month or a few months from now, too. Remember: your goals don’t have to exclusively relate to your body weight—they can be as simple as reaching a landmark in your workout routine, feeling more confident or learning a new healthy recipe. Often the easiest goals are the most effective, as these will help to bolster your resolve to continue. But if you fail to reach a goal, think of these timeless words from Benjamin Mays and remind yourself that working towards a healthier lifestyle is the most important part of your efforts.
Whether you write them on Post-It notes and stick them to your bathroom mirror or just keep them tucked away in your memory, keeping inspirational quotes like these around can be a big help during medical weight loss. Think of some of the people who inspire you and the words that resonate most with your weight loss journey, then keep reminders of those positive messages around at home or work. You might be surprised by how much a few short words can impact your resolve and motivation to keep moving forward as you lose weight.
What quotes have inspired you during medical weight loss? Share your favorites with us in the comments below.