Are you familiar with a Support System? If not, let me start by defining it for you:
Definition Of A Support System: According to the Merriam Webster dictionary it’s a network of people who provide an individual with practical or emotional support.
The reason I wanted to define it is because so many people assume that the term means something entirely different. And that’s why these same folks have a difficult time choosing the right people to build their own motivational support system, based upon their misunderstanding of the term.
Knowing the real definition of a word is extremely important, for example; the majority of the world’s population confuses the term Friendship and Associate, and they tend to use them interchangeably. The problem is that they mean two totally different things.
A friend is a person that has your back, doesn’t judge you, and will always be there for you through thick and thin unconditionally. An Associate is just an acquaintance such as a co-worker. You shouldn’t expect a co-worker to come and pick you up from off the side of the freeway at 2:00 AM in the morning in the event that your vehicle breaks down. However, a true-friend will get out of their bed and drive to give you a lift to make sure that you get home safely.
I highly encourage you to build your motivational support system from the folks that you consider your mutual friends. Or at the very minimal, with a combination of friends and associates that are reliable.
Your support system will only be as good as the people you bring into your life.
I felt that it was necessary to lay down this short foundation of what a support system means, so that you can use it as a filter to build your own.
Now that you know the true definition of what a support system means, let me share with you the 5 Benefits Of Building A Motivational Support System.
Read on for the eye-opening details…
Benefit 1:You Will Never Be Alone During Your Weight Loss Journey
Human beings naturally want to congregate with others as it gives them a sense of community. As people we need that love and support, especially when times get tough, we have others to lean on.
Despite all the hype surrounding exercise programs, no matter how good they are, your journey of losing weight will be filled with challenges.
Some of those challenges may cause you to want to give up…
The good news is that having a support system in place that you can tap into could prevent you from throwing in the towel and motivate you to continue your fitness journey.
Benefit 2: You Will Always Have Someone To Motivate You To Keep Going
Like I mentioned in Benefit 1 you will have bad days where you just don’t feel like working out for whatever the reason is. You may be dealing with a work challenge, a problem child, an argument with your significant other, a health challenge, and so on.
When you’re having a horrible day and are in a negative mood, don’t hesitate to reach out to those that are in your support group.
Be certain that when you approach them for advice, not to take your frustrations out on them or speak to them in a rude tone of voice.
Remember, your challenges are not their fault and the last thing that you want to do is push the people in your support group away.
Benefit 3: Keep You On Track With Your Weight Loss Goals
The beautiful thing about having a support group in place is that you can help one another set goals and keep track of the progress.
For example, let’s say that you set a goal to lose 1 pound of bodyweight this week…
A great way to make sure that you do everything within your power to stay committed to achieving that goal such as not missing your workouts and eating healthy is to make a public commitment with someone in your support group. Let them know that you plan on losing 1 pound in the next 7 days.
Your support group becomes your accountability partners and can at any time ask you how much progress you’ve made towards losing that pound of bodyweight within those 7 days.
See how nice this works for keeping you on track?
Benefit 4: Will Not Allow You To Make Excuses
The most dedicated weight loss enthusiasts will from time-to-time make excuses as to why they can’t exercise.
And you know what, that’s all natural, because we are human beings.
On those days that you don’t’ feel like working out, simply reach out to those that are in your support group and informed them of your lack of enthusiasm.
I bet someone will help give you a boost of motivation to get you going again and not allow you to make excuses.
TIP: You must become in tuned with your body, so that you can determine whether or not your body is telling you to take a day or two off so that it can recover, or whether it’s your mind that’s fatigued. No one can make this determination for you, which is why you must develop that connection with your mind and body.
Benefit 5: You Can Potentially Lose More Weight Faster
It’s no secret that the more support you have, the more motivation you’ll build up, which can lead to more weight loss at a faster rate, because when you combine all those positive elements, this creates extreme momentum.
This combination of elements is called synergy, which means that the combined effects are greater than the individual parts.
I know this is a bit esoteric in nature, but I’m certain that it makes perfect sense to you.
Let’s wrap this article up…
You just learned the 5 Benefits Of Building A Motivational Support System.
And if you start applying what you learned immediately, it won’t be long before you start making some serious progress towards accomplishing your weight loss goals.
Don’t take these five benefits lightly, because building a support system is one of the most powerful weight loss moves that you can make.
Remember, the key to making a support group work is that you must go to it to give to others. You never want to only take from the people in your network, because they’ll start feeling as if you’re taking advantage of them.
So go ahead and get started by building your motivational support group today, because you’re going to like losing weight faster than ever before!
How To Build A Motivational Support System!
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- How to build your own motivational support system in 3 easy steps.
- Quick filtering questions to help determine whom to put on your list.
- Tips for maintaining and building relationships.
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