Weight Loss Motivation: 10 Tips for Finding Yours

Article posted in: Success Stories

Motivation is a powerful tool. It is what gets us to do the hard things that are so easy to avoid. It is what keeps us going when all we want to do is stop. It can mean the difference between staying stuck in unhealthy patterns and actually achieving our goals. Because with motivation on our side, anything is possible.

So if you want to lose weight but you’re feeling kind of “meh” about getting going, we’ve got just what you need to kickstart your go-getting into high gear: Ten tips for finding your weight loss motivation from real life success stories!

1. Rebecca Dalton focuses on the end feeling.
“Knowing how much better I will feel afterwards gets me moving one step forward at a time.”

rebecca dalton
Rebecca lost 30 pounds on Nutrisystem.*

2. Vanessa Washington reflects on her past to keep moving forward.
“My biggest motivation is remembering how awful I felt at 224 pounds—barely able to walk up a flight of stairs without losing my breath.”
Read Vanessa’s top weight loss tips here.

vanessa washington
Vanessa lost 50 pounds on Nutrisystem.*

3. Tammy Hall lets her new healthy look pull her through.
“I think about how good it feels when people say how amazing I look and I know I don’t want that feeling to STOP!”

Tammy Hall
Tammy lost 41 pounds on Nutrisystem.*

4. Lori Balderama never goes back on her word with her kids.
“My kids motivate me to exercise. When you become a mom, going back on your word is tantamount to lying. So when I say that we are walking to the park after dinner and playing capture the flag, it better happen or my kids will mug me.”

Lori Balderrama
Lori lost 40 pounds on Nutrisystem.*

5. Audrey Starr leans on her friends for accountability.
“I asked a handful of my friends to work out with me. We are doing P90x3 30-minute workouts. We post pictures, check-ins, recipes, inspirational quotes and tips on the private Facebook page I created called “Accountability”—because God knows accountability is so helpful.”

audrey starr
Audrey lost 27 pounds on Nutrisystem.*

6. Laura Avon relies on visuals to stay in check.
One thing that helps motivate me to exercise is to keep my ‘before’ picture very handy. When I see what I looked like 30 pounds ago, it reminds me that I don’t want to go back to that place, ever! The simple reminder keeps me in check.” Read more of Laura’s weight loss tips here.

laura avon
Laura lost 30 pounds on Nutrisystem.*

7. EmilyBeth Dickinson reaches her goals with a little help from her friends.
“Work out clothes or trying a new type of exercise is always encouraging, but the biggest motivator has been working out with a friend! It really helps to have someone else push you and encourage you!”

EmilyBeth lost 135 pounds on Nutrisystem.*

8. Teresa Bleifus motivates herself with mantras.
“Everyday at the gym I look in the mirror and say, ‘This is who I am now and I’m never going back.’ Then, I continue to beat myself up with cardio and weights.” Read Teresa’s top weight loss tips here.

teresa bleifus
Teresa lost 145* pounds on Nutrisystem.

9. Ann Stack keeps her eyes on the prize.
I get motivated when I think of my goal, the scale and how good I feel afterwards. I always say that I have never had a run or workout I’ve regretted.”

Ann Stack
Ann lost 23 pounds on Nutrisystem.*

10. Debra Weimer sticks with it for her kids.
Thinking of my kids living the rest of their lives WITHOUT me, if I’m not healthy, kills me. I need to be healthy for them, teach them and be a role model for them.”

Debra Weimer
Debra lost 47 pounds on Nutrisystem.

Now it’s your turn to find your weight loss motivation! It is up to you to look within and figure out what can be your driving force to commit to and stick with an exercise routine or healthy lifestyle change.

*Weight lost on prior program. Real Success Story. Expect to lose an avg. of 1-2 lbs. per week. Results may vary based on starting weight and program adherence.