Motivate Yourself To Start Losing Weight Using These 5 Steps

To some people, weight loss is an ordeal that they need to face to become healthy. For reasons that cannot be explained, there are people who are better at staying motivated and sticking to a fitness routine while others tend to either immediately quit or abandon their progress. The mantra “Get off your behind and just do it!” is truly easier said than done.

How do you exactly motivate someone who struggles with their weight? If you really want to diminish your fat, this is not going to going to happen by itself, you need a plan of action.

If you are one of these people, there are solutions to your weight problems. But it will not be an easy road. Fuel your motivation and stay determined by following these five steps.

Step 1: Assess the reason behind the need to lose weight

It is easier for people to become motivated and work on their goals if they know what they want. Taking health concerns aside, physical and emotional insecurities top the list.

It can be uncomfortable to think about your insecurities, but finally getting it out of your chest will will give you more reasons to work out.

Think about how sweaty you are even if the weather is cool enough. Visualize yourself looking good in a fitted suit or dress. Imagine how lethargic you feel every time you climb a few flights of stairs. Go back to the reasons why your ex left you and internalize what could have been done to make the relationship work.

These insecurities are like piles of garbage that you need to be gathered first and thrown out one at a time or altogether. So be honest and acknowledge them, even if it takes toll on you.

Step 2: Set your goals

After gathering all your insecurities and acknowledging that they need to be addressed, think of the possible solutions to these insecurities. Start with small yet achievable goals, and work your way up. If you set bigger plans right away, you are setting yourself to fail.

Be specific with your goals. You can’t just say “I need to lose weight in two weeks”. Instead, assign a number to make it achievable, like “I will lose three pounds in two weeks”.

Specifying your goals allow you to get a clearer picture on how you can achieve them, which leads to step 3.

Step 3: Formulate the course of action

Creating a plan for your specific goals will guide you on what to do.

First, get a pen and paper. To formulate your course of action, write down all your goals and the possible ways to achieve them. For example, if your goal is to lose a single pound for every week, you will need to burn at least 3,500 calories a week.

Second, jot down different ways to achieve them. For example, for you to lose 3,500 a week, you can either workout 7 times a week for 45 minutes. Or exercise 5 times a week for an hour.

Third, decide on which course of action to take. It is probably more convenient for you to work out 5 times a day if you have already allotted your weekends to something else.

Step 4: Execute your plan

After deciding on the course of action, you can now start working on it.

Signing up for a gym membership or an exercise program is probably the best way for you to get an hour of exercise everyday. Every 60-minute session will most likely burn off 250 to 300 calories. If it is determined that you can only burn 300 calories per session, you can reduce your calorie intake to hit your 500-calorie daily mark.

At the end of the day, go back to your journal and write down what you have accomplished – how many hours you have exercised and how little calories you have eaten. Doing so will keep you motivated and in track of your goals.

This is just an example of how you can execute your plan. Of course, there are many other ways for to do it. You can research further or consult a professional for you to find the best course of action for your goals.

Step 5: Enjoy the fruits of your labor

For every goal you tick in your list, you should give yourself a reward for doing a great job.

You can treat yourself by going to the spa, getting a new haircut, or buying new clothes. If you must reward yourself with food, you can do so. But make sure to stay within your calorie limit and only choose the food you truly miss and love.

Always remember that small changes can make a big difference, and the smaller the change is, the easier it will be to stick to it. Inspire yourself more by taking before and after photos of your weight loss journey. Try to take photos within a 3 week interval or a monthly interval. In this way, the results of your hard work are truly visible.


Considered to be one of the most valuable and recognized brands on the planet, Google has grown from humble beginnings to literally take over the world.

The go-to search engine, it is a company that has become synonymous with the Internet itself. Since 1998, the company has continued to grow, expanding into new territories.

Google was originally founded by Larry Page and Sergey Brin, two students at Stanford University, incorporating the company on Sept. 4, 1998. According to the founders, the purpose of Google is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. The domain of Google was actually registered on Sept. 15, 1997, one year previous to the founding of the company.

The first funding for the company came in August of 1998 when Andy Bechtolsheim, who was the founder of Sun Microsystems, provided $100,000. This occurred one month before the company even incorporated. One year later, the founders felt that the company was taking up too much of their time and their academics were suffering. They offered to sell it to Excite CEO George Bell for $1 million but he refused. To put this in perspective, 15 years later Google earned $50 billion in annual revenue.

The founders continued to work with the company and on August 19, 2004, it officially went public, earning $1.67 billion and giving Google a market capitalization of over $20 billion. This number has continued to grow, and Google is now believed to be worth nearly $400 billion. Many Google employees owned shares in the company, with the majority of the 271 million shares staying within Google. As a result, many employees at the company became instant millionaires when the company went public.

Today, the company runs millions of servers all over the world, processing one billion search requests, and 24 petabytes of user-generated data on a daily basis. Google is the most-visited website on the entire planet, and there are over 100 other Google sites in different languages. In addition, Google owns Blogger and YouTube, and the company has dominated the Internet market like none other before or since.

In all, Google has 57,756 employees, consisting of 10,000 software developers in 40 offices around the planet. The CEOs have a base salary of one dollar per year, down from $250,000 a year previously. That being said, they are billionaires many times over due to owning so many Google shares.

Google has also changed the way that employees are treated. Engineers at the company are encouraged to spend 20 per cent of their work time on projects that they are interested in. This method of employee motivation has helped to create Gmail, Google News and AdSense.

The company uses enough electricity to power 200,000 homes, roughly 25 per cent of the output of a nuclear power plant. As a result, Google has pledged to become carbon neutral.


The company has several services that it provides to consumers, including:

1. Search Engine: This is the main service and what Google is so famous for. Currently, Google has a market share of 65.6 per cent, indexing billions of web pages. In all, Google Search handles roughly three billion searches every single day.

2. Advertising: The company makes roughly $10 billion a year from advertising and advertising makes up 96 per cent of its revenue. Google Analytics allows website creators to track where and how people use their websites. Google advertisements are placed in search engines when searches are done, and AdWords allows advertisers to display their advertisements within the network of Google.

3. Gmail: Launched as a beta-program in 2004, and available to the public in 2007, the service has 146 million monthly users, providing one gigabyte of storage to its users.

4. Google Apps: These are apps that can be used for education, business and more, with Google Docs being the most famous of these.

5. Google News: Launched in 2002, this provides summarized news articles from throughout the Internet.

6. Google Translate: This is a server-side translation service that allows for the translation of most websites into 35 different languages.

7. Android: Google released its Android operating system in 2007 and has released several high-quality phones including the Nexus One. In addition, Google currently controls 64 per cent of the smartphone market.

8. Google Glasses: Launching in 2014, these glasses will give users the ability to literally surf the world right in front of their eyes, accessing a wide assortment of data in their day-to-day lives.