There’s no better feeling than losing weight and fitting into your old favorite jeans again. This process can be frustrating, so to get you motivated and looking great again, here are a few tricks to help you get your favorite clothes back into rotation.
Throw Away the Past
As you progress along your weight loss journey and are finding some extra room in the waistline, put those oversized clothes in a garbage bag and tuck them away somewhere far from the closet. Every month or so, you can donate this bag to charity. Keeping the bigger clothes in the closet “just in case” will set you up for failure with its lingering reminder of what will happen if you fall off track. This elimination exercise helps to instill confidence in your abilities to continue to make progress and achieve your ultimate goal.
Test Your Jeans
Another way to keep you in weight loss mode is to give yourself an objective progress check every two weeks. Looking in the mirror constantly makes it difficult to see significant improvements. The best way to gauge your results is by trying on a pair of tight jeans. Find the tightest pair you have and try them on every two weeks. If all goes well, they should become looser as you continue to make progress. This will give you the fuel you need to keep working hard as there is nothing more motivating than seeing those jeans fit better each week!
Browsing through the smaller-sized racks can be very uplifting and gratifying after a period of good behavior. To keep the motivation high, reward yourself and go for a trip down the skinnier aisles. The new addition to your wardrobe will not only make you look better, but also inspire you to work even harder!
Consistency in your diet and workout efforts is essential to your long-term results, but if you can adopt some of these helpful hints, you will keep yourself that much closer to the winning rack!