When you set goals for yourself, it’s easy to concentrate too much on the numbers and not on the small victories you’ve achieved along the way. The numbers on the scale are not the only way for you to measure your success when trying to reach your goals. Each of your small victories mean you’re well on your way to your biggest victory of all and should be motivation to help get you across the finish line and help keep you on track!

You may start noticing changes in yourself that make you feel like a whole new you! You’ll find that you’re overall happier and in a better mood. You’ll feel better about yourself and have the confidence that you might have been lacking. You’ll feel like you can do anything you put your mind to and you can! Losing weight isn’t only about the pounds you’ve shed but about the health and happiness you’ve gained!

Here are a few telltale signs that you’re well on your way towards crushing your goals:

Your Clothes Are Getting Loose

What better feeling then putting on a pair of jeans and noticing they are too big for you? It’s a classic milestone that everyone reaches in their weight loss journey but can be one of the most important and empowering. Now is the time to embrace your new body – head out to the mall and buy yourself a new dress that shows off all your hard work and dedication to being the healthiest version of yourself. Celebrate your milestones and embrace the new YOU!

Dining Out No Longer Scares You

When you start a weight loss program, you may feel like you’ll never be able to eat out at a restaurant, only at home. Restaurants are full of temptations and give you plenty of opportunities to fall off the wagon and derail your program. Joining a weight loss program isn’t only about losing weight, it’s about gaining healthy habits and living a healthy lifestyle. At Motive Weight Loss Center, our Motive Coaches are here to help you make the healthiest choices when dining out. Your coach will look over the menu with you and help you decide what is the best option to help keep you on track, eliminating temptations and helping you stay focused. Slowly, as you work with your coach more and more, you’ll start gaining the confidence to eat out at a restaurant and know you’re making the best and healthiest choices! Dining out isn’t a restriction when on a weight loss program; it’s all about learning to make healthy choices.

You Actually Enjoy Your Meals

A common fear when starting a weight loss program is worrying about what you’re going to eat. You fear being hungry and not being able to satisfy the hunger. It’s hard to say goodbye to your beloved cheeseburgers and cold soft drinks and say hello to bottles of water and salads. But as your move along your journey, you’ll find that all foods that are good for you can taste good too. You’ll start to learn ways to prepare you healthy meals so that they have great flavor and are great for you! Nothing is easy when you first start and that’s why it’s important to have someone along the way, like a weight loss coach, that can help you come up with these modifications to help you make meals that you enjoy!

Exercising Is Easier

When you’re uncomfortable in your own skin, going to the gym may sound like torture. In these environments it seems you’re constantly comparing yourself to others – they’re more “fit” than you, they’re able to run faster than you, they can lift more weight than you, and on and on. But as you start on your journey to a healthier you, you’ll realize that life is not about the comparisons and you’re doing this for you, not for them. You’ll find that the more you exercise, the easier it becomes. You’ll be happier and happier with yourself after every exercise you complete, and you’ll find that you crave the feeling of a completed workout. You start to notice a change in your body; stronger arms and toner legs, and you’ll love the changes you see in the mirror. Exercising when you’re unhealthy is scary and intimidating, but as you adapt to a healthier lifestyle, you’ll find exercise to be easier, rewarding, and even FUN!

You’ve Found New Ways to Reward Yourself

When you start your journey, you may think a reward is a nice ice cream cheat, or an order of french-fries to satisfy your craving, but as time goes on you’ll think of new ways to reward yourself for all the hard work and dedication you’re giving your journey. Instead of gifting yourself a bag of potato chips, why not celebrate the new body you’ve worked hard for and treat yourself to a new outfit? This will not only motivate you to keep going but will help you show off and be proud of your hard work. If clothes aren’t your thing, why not treat yourself to a nice massage or a pedicure. These incentives should be a reward and luxury and ultimately a motivator to support you and help you keep going on your journey. Stop the bad habits of rewarding yourself with food and start rewarding yourself with things you deserve and help you celebrate all the milestones you’re making on your journey.

You Have More Confidence 

When you start losing weight and reaching your goals, you’ll notice that you have more confidence in every aspect of your life. You’ll feel more confident in the clothes you’re wearing and the way you look in the mirror. You’ll be confident in your workplace, in your personal life, at the gym, in the shower; everywhere! You’ll know that you can do anything that you put your mind to because you’ve proven it to yourself since you started this journey! You may not be where you want to be yet, but you’re well on your way and you will not allow anyone to stop you!

If you have goals you want to meet, but need a teammate to help get you there, look no further than Motive Weight Loss Center. Motive is a new direction in weight loss. We’re a guided approach to losing weight in the real world, with a personalized approach that’s built on your lifestyle and your goals. Ready for your journey? Schedule a consultation with us today!