5 Ways To Get And Stay Motivated

5 Ways To Get And Stay Motivated

Motivation is an elusive thing. Some people appear consistently motivated across all areas of life while others are quite the opposite. Most of us fall somewhere in between, with feelings of motivation waxing and waning. So what can we do to get and stay motivated? Here are five strategies you can adopt…

 

SET A GOAL AND MONITOR YOUR PROGRESS

It’s important to get clear on exactly what you’re aiming to achieve. Start by setting a SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound) goal. The measurable element is especially key when it comes to losing weight. There is no greater motivator for staying committed to your weight loss goal than seeing results. Watching the number on the scale move. Being able to fit back into your clothes. Write down your goal and keep a weekly record of your progress so that you can see what you’re achieving in black and white.

 

KNOW YOUR WHY

Knowing why you’re doing something can help drive motivation to make a change and help to keep you focussed on your journey. We tend to be motivated towards pleasure or away from pain. Reasons we often hear as to why clients want to lose weight include:
– I am the heaviest I have ever been and I have to address this now
– I can’t fit into my clothes anymore
– I need to do this for the sake of my health
What’s your why?

 

TURN NEGATIVES INTO POSITIVES

Hurdles are a fact of life. 2020 has provided enough evidence of this. Someone once said to me “everything in life is a blessing or a lesson”. When you get into the habit of looking at perceived negatives as lessons and asking what you can learn from them, it helps you evolve your understanding of yourself. This is what we do when we work with clients – evaluate challenges from the viewpoint as an opportunity to learn so that the next time that challenge presents itself, there’s a plan in place to deal with it in a more effective way.

 

GET A CHEERLEADER

The American Society of Training and Development carried out a study on accountability and found that we have a 65% of completing a goal if we commit to someone. Furthermore, if we have a specific accountability appointment with someone we’re accountable to, we increase our chances of success by up to 95%. I have personally worked with a coach consistently over the last four years on my business and life in general. The benefits I’ve experienced have been immeasurable. Having a ‘cheerleader’ – in whatever form that may be –  means you’ve got someone to help you overcome challenges, someone to celebrate your successes and someone to keep you focussed through to reaching your goal.

 

TAKE THE FIRST STEP

Sometimes the end goal can feel far away. Breaking it down and taking things one day at a time, one step at a time, can make things feel more achievable. Taking the first step can often be the hardest. Ask yourself this question: “What one action can I take today to take me a step closer to my goal?” That might be reverting to the top of this list and writing down your SMART goal. It could be getting some meal prep done today so that you have healthy food organised in advance for your week ahead. Or it might be booking in for a call to speak with us about your challenges and look at your options for how to tackle them. What one action can you take today?

 

As with many things, motivation might appear like it comes magically to some, but when you investigate it further there are methods we can all learn and adopt to help us ensure we achieve what we truly desire.

 



AILSA HICHENS

 

Ailsa is one of our most experienced practitioners. She specialises in helping clients to lose weight, develop a healthy relationship with food and finally feel comfortable in their skin. Ailsa’s mission is for everyone she works with to enjoy the journey and that working with a nutritionist should not be a punishment, but your access to a new possibility.

 

Ailsa is not only an experienced weight loss nutritionist, she is also a skilled coach. She helps our clients overcome emotional eating, destructive habits and self-sabotaging behaviours that have prevented successful weight loss in the past. Ailsa has spent years in clinic working with clients who have experienced yo-yo dieting and have discovered that long term weight loss is not just about eating less until you can stand it no longer.

 

Working with Ailsa you will be comprehensively supported, not only in improving your nutrition and lifestyle, but also your eating habits and your relationship with food. When you work on all these elements together, the results can be truly astonishing.

 

To enquire about working with Ailsa, please contact us.

Test Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of the business. Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning. A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

NIKKI ANDRIANI

 

Nikki is our Practice Manager, managing our team of practitioners and heading up the day-to-day running of th clinic.

 

Nikki is involved in the strategic development of our practice, coming from a strong business background in town planning.

 

A Florida girl, Nikki relocated to the UK in 2014 with her husband and two children.

STÉPHANIE ACHAR

Stéphanie is a skilled nutritional therapist and functional medicine practitioner with additional training in eating disorders, disordered eating and obesity. She believes that working towards both physiological and mental health is key in achieving optimum wellbeing.

 

Stéphanie’s personal experience of emotional eating and the ongoing struggle to find the right support led her to combine the science of nutrition with behavioural coaching to motivate and empower her clients. She specialises in helping people who struggle with their weight and their relationship with food. She helps them develop a healthier and more peaceful relationship with food and their bodies.

 

To enquire about working with Stéphanie, please contact us.

INNA WEARN

Inna is passionate about supporting women on their journey to improved health and wellbeing. She believes that the solution to effective weight loss does not lie in ever more restrictive diets, but a more sophisticated approach that optimises health and vitality, as well as promoting effective weight loss.

 

Working with Inna you will benefit from her in-depth knowledge of female health and hormones. She will support you in developing a healthy diet, lifestyle and mindset that ensures you reach your ideal weight and maintain it in the years to come.

 

Inna is passionate about food with a wide repertoire of delicious healthy recipes and meal ideas to ensure your weight loss journey is as enjoyable as possible!

 

To enquire about working with Inna, please contact us.

ANIA MASON

 

Ania is a firm believer that improving your health and losing weight should be a positive, empowering journey, not one centred around deprivation.

 

After being diagnosed with two autoimmune conditions in her twenties, Ania spent several years educating herself on the power of food and nutrition. She put it all into practise and changed her diet and lifestyle, reversing her endometriosis and thyroid disease. After experiencing such a significant improvement in her health, Ania had a big desire to help others. She embarked on a four year journey to study nutrition, graduating from the Institute for Optimum Nutrition with distinction.

 

Ania specialises in autoimmunity and works with clients who have underlying health issues preventing successful weight loss. Her expertise enables her to successfully support our clients with conditions such as hypothyroidsm (underactive thyroid), PCOS and diabetes. 

 

To enquire about working with Ania, please contact us.