Yeh, it’s pretty easy to get excited and hyped up about losing the fat and dropping those kilos… until you realize what’s involved!!
Fortunately, there are lots of things you can do to keep yourself motivated and follow through on your goal of losing around 10kg.
And the fact that you’re taking the healthy route of improving your lifestyle by eating healthy and doing regular exercise is great… it’s easy to get sucked into all those fad diets out there, but you’ll only end up putting the weight back on, and then some!
I liked Butterfly_Dawn awesome suggestions above. You definitely want to be realistic. If you want to lose 10kg, which is a decent amount of weight, then at least give yourself 3-4 months to do this... if you try to lose the weight too fast and chances are you’ll be sacrificing muscle tissue which will only make it hard as hell to maintain your new weight.
As for her recommendation of small changes, that’s a good idea too. It’s impossible to go from a kebab-eating, beer-drinking, and generally unhealthy lifestyle, to a healthy and active lifestyle overnight. As Butterfly_Dawn suggests, have fun and enjoy yourself so that it all becomes a challenge…
I remember back when I was a fat kid at school (hah, I wonder if anyone can resonate with that!) I started out with really light jogging and kept challenging myself as my weight dropped and my fitness improved until I developed a passion for sprinting and interval training, as well as weight lifting.
So just enjoy yourself and set small targets and goals to push yourself constantly. Sure, you want to keep your end goal in mind, but if you want to be motivated every day you’ll need short-term goals too. Another idea is to find a family member or friend to join you in your success journey… that way, when one you feels lazy or not so motivated, the other way will always be there to pick you and motivate you.
Really hope that helps mate!
P.S. The key point here is simply this... don't focus on the effort you have to put into exercising or sacrificing your favorite foods. Instead focus on the result of your efforts, how you will benefit from it... how will you look, how will you feel
, what will others say? As you make a habit of focusing on these things and you see yourself getting closer and closer to your goals every day your motivation will skyrocket!!