How To Get Motivation to Loss Weight? – Buy a Size Smaller

TIGHT A** PANTS! UGH!

I’ve always taught to buy clothing at a bit bigger size. The reasoning behind it is very explainable – you will grow into it.  The funny thing is I didn’t grow out of this mentality. Along with a lot of things that I carried from our childhood, this mentality of buying something and growing into it has stuck with me throughout the years. 

What I found in my journey is something that challenges what we have been taught. I bought a pair of pants for the sole purpose of work.  Granted, I could use the pants whenever I want and not just when I was at work but it was strictly just intended for work.  

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This was a good limitation that I unknowingly put on myself.  But in the long run it turns out to have been extremely beneficial.  

Just like a lot of us, I try things on before I decide if I want to buy it.  But what edged me on to making this purchase an unbeatable price and a great looking pair of pants.  Even though when I tried it on, the pants were tighter and more uncomfortable than some of my regular pants.

Later, I began to regret buying the pants because they were extremely uncomfortable. I wore them for about eight to nine hours a day and, not to mention, in the one place I did not want to be.  I was slightly outside my comfort zone in being at work and way out of my comfort zone wearing some tight a** pants!

But this isn’t a problem and here is why:

We don’t take into consideration that as humans we will do whatever it takes to be comfortable. It’s also the same reason why people gain weight or fall into bad habits; its just comfortable and brings more pleasure for them.  Being comfortable isn’t necessarily bad but there are multiple cases has taught us that people who tend find miracles outside of their comfort zone.

In my case it was nothing short of a miracle as these tight fitting pants motivated me to lose weight until they fitted correctly.

KEEP A PHYSICAL FORM OF A GOAL

Set PHYSICAL goals. Sometimes just wishing to be some type of way and putting a number on it isn’t good enough. When you actually feel the lack of comfort and when you slowly feel the progress of becoming more comfortable, you will know that you are getting closer. And guess what? You’ll be getting tons of motivation just from that.

It takes a strong mind to use this tip because you are naturally your own biggest critic. I knew that the pants were too tight, and with the culture that I live in, a lot of people would be pointing out or  looked at me funny for wearing tight pant.  But it was all for a greater good, not just to look funny.

I recommend going just a size down on whatever clothing that you buy.  Combine that with a healthy diet and working out everyday. You will soon begin to see and feel like your ideal self.  It will make losing weight a lot more fun. You will have a boost in self esteem and you’ll be comfortable in your clothes.

 

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Low Self-Esteem? Maybe This Will Help

1. Understand that You are Being Challenged

The first step to building your self-esteem is to acknowledge all of your challenges. Take in the feeling of low self-worth, and imagine yourself working to eliminate that feeling. One thing that you must know is that life is filled with challenges and EVERYONE has some kind of challenge. These unique challenges are basically your personalized form of kryptonite, they each hold us back from our true potential.

So its just best to get into the reality that facing challenges is just something you have to go through. There is no way around it and it is here to stay. The term for this is ‘adulting’.

Once you go through tons of situations where you realize that you are being challenged, you’ll gain more confidence in your own abilities to act accordingly in that situation. We see this in the so-called “fight or flight response”.

The fight-or-flight response is an evolutionary term that basically states that in a situation, for example, a couple camping in the woods senses a bear nearby. Either they will choose to fight the bear or grab their things and get out of there. This magical phenomenon happens within seconds in your mind and then we choose the action best suited for the moment. So imagine developing this type of response for your craft.

This is important to know because when you do have great self esteem or self confidence the actions that you do become your second nature. You will be able to anticipate obstacles and perform more efficiently. But guess what? Having great self-esteem is like every other skill, you have to work on it – like putting in tons of reps. Some people may have been born with this skill but you always need to practice it in order to get the best out of it. Lastly, the biggest difference between this skill and a skill like hand painting is that everyday life challenges your self esteem. So go out there and get out of your comfort zones – its the only way to solve the challenge.

2 – Understand that Self Esteem Comes from Multiple Forces

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Our definition above said “self confidence in one’s own worth and abilities”. Nobody gets something on their first try. Because of that you should place a focus on getting better at some thing, and it can be anything. Perhaps you want to be more charismatic – all you have to do is research how to be more charasmatic, practice it in the real world and soon enough you’ll start to notice a boost in self esteem.

 

Have you ever heard the phrase, “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” This is what people who have high self-esteem live by. They take pride in the things they work hard for by putting in so much work. They know in their mind that they pure excellence. We will see this same type of self-esteem in some of your favorite celebrities, it is like an unwavering glow.

3. What’s Holding You Back?

 

Last of all tips is to take notice of anything that is holding you back from growing your self-esteem and throw it out the window. When you don’t like your self-image your self esteem will get dangerously low. Being self-conscious is needed for our survival. You need to be comfortable with yourself in order for your self esteem to grow.