Do you really want to lose weight or is it just something you think you should do? Weight loss takes effort and without a strong desire to lose your motivation will fade and you will find it difficult to succeed.

This article will show you an effective and practical tip to build your desire ...Do you really want to lose weight or is it just something you think you should do? Weight loss takes effort and without a strong desire to lose your motivation will fade and you will find it difficult to succeed.

This article will show you an effective and practical tip to build your desire strong leaving you motivated to reach your goal.

The most important thing for you to consider is why you want to lose weight. What is it that weight loss will bring into your life? Will you have more confidence or feel more in control in social situations? Will you have more energy? Will it help you progress in your work? Will it make your knees or back feel better? Will it let you enjoy your children or grandchildren more?

It is not enough to just think about this list, you will want to write your ideas down. Take a piece of paper and number it 1 through 15 and now list 15 reasons you want to lose weight.

It might help you to first answer these questions to get your mind focused.

Does your weight hold you back from fully enjoying life? How?

What do you avoid doing because of your weight?

What would accomplishing this goal mean to your life?

What are the problems associated with continuing on your current health path?

Are there events coming up in your life that would be enhanced if you were healthier or thinner?

Would reaching your goal be an inspiration to anyone?

After you have completed writing down the list of reasons you want to lose weight post your list somewhere you will be able to see it and read it at least 3 times throughout your day for as long as it takes to reach your goal. This will keep you focused and motivated to bring these things into your life.

Author's Bio: 

Dr. Becky Gillaspy, DC is the founder of Dr. Becky Fitness, LLC.