Staying motivated to workout can be difficult, but keeping up with new found healthy practices rather than yo-yo dieting can be the quickest way to lose weight safely. Those who dive into a new diet and exercise routine only to return to their old habits tend to gain back all the weight they had lost and then some more- often much more. Posting pictures of healthy individuals around the house, writing out goals, and staying open about progress on the road to get healthy can all be great tools to staying on the right track.
There are great websites, like www.LifestyleAccountability.com, that can be both a great teaching tool but also a continual source of motivation and tips to succeed. Started by Adam Bate, a self professed health lover who used to struggle with weight, the website features daily interviews in the form of podcasts with coaches, marathon runners, health bloggers, and crossfit trainers. Speakers come from varied backgrounds and speak for the average individual. A student can get motivation from a fellow backpacker who knows how hard it is to fit a workout between classes. A mom can speak to other mothers about fitting in their runs. Motivations comes from those in similar circumstances and motivation is the key to reaching fitness goals.