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When you begin your weight-loss journey, it can be difficult to make that lifestyle change and stay on track as you build up new habits.

Luckily there are plenty of things you can do to find support, such as…

  • Letting your family and friends in on your goals
  • Getting a workout buddy
  • Use online support to get motivation 24/7

Tell Your Friends and Family of Your Goals

One of the best things that you can do is to build up a support system for yourself. Let your family and friends know what is it you are trying to do. Share with them your goals and how you plan on achieving those goals. Get to know people that are like-minded and want to make healthy changes to their life.

People who have a good support system behind them, not only increase their chances of reaching their goals but also tend to get there faster.

Having people around you who understand what it is you are trying to do, not only provides motivation and accountability but also provides you with support through the hard times, a sort of personal cheerleader. They are essential for those days when things seem bleak and you want to throw in the towel.

Sometimes, our own motivation is not enough and we need that extra push to keep us going. You may even find yourself providing inspiration and motivation to the people within your support group to create for themselves a healthier lifestyle.

Get a Workout Buddy

If you can, grab a buddy who will take the journey with you. People who have a workout buddy tend to stick to their routines and are more likely to reach their goals.

By taking a friend with you to the gym, you are much more likely to enjoy your workouts and when you enjoy them, you are more likely to continue them. Having someone with you at the gym, workout out with you cuts away from the boredom that can come with working out alone, as you talk and socialize with one another.

Having someone who is working towards a common goal can be extremely motivating, as well as the friendly competition that it can add. This can make you want to push harder towards your goals.

When it is just you, it is so easy to make an excuse why it is ok to skip a workout. Skipping one workout leads to skipping two, and so on. However, having someone that counts on you, just as much as you count on them also gives you more incentive to continue your workouts as you hold each other accountable. When you make a plan to do something with someone, you are much more likely to follow through with that plan than if you were only reliant on yourself.

Get Online Support

Another place to get support is through an online group or community, such as provided through a Facebook group or through a community like our membership platform. These places allow you to collaborate with like-minded people, as well as get advice from people who have gone through the same experiences. 

Support can come from many places. What is important is that you have kind of support that will keep you motivated, hold you accountable, and be there to cheer you on as you strive to reach your goals.

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