How Taking a Selfie Can Help You Lose Weight
Did you know taking a daily selfie can boost your weight loss regimen? That's how one Californian mother lost almost 100 pounds!
It seems like you really can think your way to losing weight. And one woman proves it. Justine McCabe, a young mother from California, weighed 313 pounds when she embarked on her weight loss journey. Not liking what she saw in the mirror, she decided she wanted to see herself change. And that is exactly what she did. She went to the gym and after her first one hour workout on the elliptical, McCabe sent a selfie to her friends and family as proof. This became a daily habit. Within a month, McCabe lost 30 pounds.
Getting motivated to lose weight isn’t always as easy as it sounds. But if you truly want to slim down and get healthy, motivation is what you need. In the case of McCabe, daily selfies helped her to lose weight. And once she’d lost her first 30 pounds, this motivated her to make an even bigger effort to shed pounds by altering her eating habits and concentrating on her workouts. Not many months later, McCabe shed an additional 49 pounds with the support of a personal trainer.
You may be thinking to yourself, what is Justine McCabe’s secret? Maybe you’ve tried ridiculously hard to lose weight only to fail every time. The answer to your question is clear: Justine McCabe had motivation. When she looked at herself in the mirror and decided she didn’t like what stared back at her, it was an epiphany. That moment motivated her to want to change. And with that motivation behind her, she received real results. She lost a lot of weight.
"A little 'secret' I've come to realize,’’ she says. ‘’It's NOT about losing the weight. It's about truly transforming your life. The time is now, our tomorrow is not promised.”
If you want to lose weight, you’ve got to really want to. Face your reflection, be honest about what you see, and join an exercise class. While you’re working out, turn up the music. A study by the North American Association for the Study of Obesity found that those who listen to music are more likely to stick to a workout program.
Another great way to motivate yourself to lose weight is by visualizing a picture in your head of what you want your body to look like. Work towards that image. Or, like McCabe, take selfies of yourself daily throughout your weight loss journey and push yourself to keep losing the pounds. You’ll have a beach body before you know it.