As an FFP (FORMER FAT PERSON) I am clear on this.
Know thy self.
Seriously, what motivates you in other areas and plan to apply it similarly.
#1 Be Positive - It is a mental journey
#2 Track your measurable progress
#3 Set yourself up for success
#4 Be prepared for weakness
#5 Commit to Consistency!
#6 Understand your body
Here we go, pay attention... opportunity knocks softly sometimes.
Make a mantra that you can internalize each time you enter a password. Take the first letter of the phrase and end it with the next goal weight as the number. CHECK THIS: Nothing Tastes As Good As Thin Feels ###
So you say it each and every time you login NTAGATF200 and then NTAGATF195, NTAGATF190... Got it..? Make it a positive affirmation of your daily commitment to you... This works for me.. and now it is easy to recall and keep up with if you have to mix case of the letters, upper and lower, and a number. JUST KEEP YOUR EYE ON THE PRIZE.
When you workout count backwards ...3, 2, won! Be positive!
Dropping the weight is good.. CARDIO CARDIO CARDIO - Don't run, use the elliptical at the gym! Forwards and backwards... Go for time first then go for resistance... then increase resistance, and incline. Your ass will disappear and drop and the incline will make it hard and lift again! TRUST ME ON THIS!
Find a buddy that you are intimately comfortable with, hang a sheet, strip down to your underwear and take pictures! Front, side, Back, side... and do it regularly and frequently. Date the photo series each time the same way and you can watch the metamorphosis. Also, take measurements with each session. Your cock wont get bigger but it will look larger in proportion to your shrinking so that for me as a white guy is motivation enough.
Willpower begins at the grocery store. Simple to do and say. If you do not buy it and bring it home you can't eat it. That said, have quick grab it and satisfy snacks that are healthy. For me I chose grapes. I love them and as an athlete I am guilty of never hydrating enough. I get a fair amount of hydration from fruit like cantaloupe, watermelon, and grapes. Damn they are good real cold too so if you pop them in the freezer for a short period. I like them particularly on the road. More importantly, don't punish yourself. If you want an Oreo cookie, have one or two, but have them and don't kill yourself over them. Satisfy that craving and you will own the desire. You will also find that certain foods satiate your cravings. Spicy foods like pepper, cinnamon, hot-spicy, and bitter will work for you. Soup first is key. It will quell hunger with the right kind of nourishment. Eat for nutrition and always burn more than you take in. Think of eating and exercise as the right kind of deficit spending. Spend the stored energy - ie. stored body fat faster than what you take in and it will melt away.
Get your music and make it positive: 3 Doors Down- It's Not My Time, Robbie Williams- Let Me Entertain You, David Bisbol- Voy Calentado (I'm just warming up)... and don't plan on mixing it up until you turn 50 years old or something equally so ridiculous in the future you wont need this trick.
You will involuntarily react to your own music in the same order and find it is your walk out of the locker room music, go to the cardio music, do your abs music, and then move to the weights music... got it? Your own motivating theme music. ROCK IT MAN... just keep that cock hidden until you are alone then rock that too!
THIS IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART-
Another thing that will happen is that you have headphones in, no one talks with head phones and focus so you don't get social. Social means distraction, and then the person you are social with will think it is time to talk not time for you. F*** that. I might get called rude, but if I see someone I know and they insist on talking beyond the acknowledge nod-up, I then hold up my hand with fingers open while mouthing silently "five minutes" and they will stop. If they come back later do it again. Keep doing this until they realize you aren't talking. If they want to talk look at them in disbelief and keep working out. Drip on them and they will go away! Seems rude, but you are there for you. If you want a sense of community remember you are here and we have our cocks out! HEHE. If they are so hot to talk to you they should have called when you weren't at the gym. You may go from zero to dick-head in this but you won't be distracted.
Committing to consistency is self-explanatory. Make time for you before you plan on movies, dates, masturbating, vacations, etc. Yes, if something is going to conflict with your you time figure out your priorities.
WARRIORGUY - LOOK AT MY PROFILE - At 5'8.5" I weighed 210 lbs. I got down to 160 and here I am today. Reach me if you want to talk weights. I Don't move more than 50 lbs. NO BS... no more than 50 Lbs. I don't do free weights yet. I started with cardio, moved to band machines and fixed range of motion pieces (HammerStrength MTX), added cable like Universal Gym and HumanSport. I found that developing my stabilizer muscles was integral in growing my body's strength and endurance. Without these first I would not be able to reach for the muscles that make that manly physique. Plan on cutting not bulking. Trim away the pounds with Cardio - drink lots of water, eat right, get rest and sleep (they are different from each other) and rely on yourself. Training buddies are for bulk and muscles. I won't tell you more now. This has to be one of the longest replies. Reach me directly for more inspiration and I will willingly share some before photos for inspiration.
Be well my friend, and it is a process...
You will hear...
"wow, you look younger"
"did you lose more weight?"
"is your cock bigger?"
HOPE IT HELPS
jimjock - but you can call me Jim