5 ways to stay motivated on a weight loss retreat

5 ways to stay motivated on a weight loss retreat

28 April 2017

If you’re looking to lose weight and want to get away from the pressures of everyday life, then you may want to consider a fat camp. At Prestige Boot Camp, we offer a range of fitness workshops and health retreats to help you on the road to a healthier, happier you, and they couldn’t be easier to take part in. Whether you’re into fitness or you’re a couch potato, our trained dieticians and fitness instructors are there to create a tailored plan that will help you lose weight. But how can you stay motivated when you’re on a retreat?


1.Go with a friend


Everything’s easier when you do it with a friend, and a weight loss boot camp is no exception. If you have a friend or family member who could do with losing a few pounds, then invite them along to your boot camp and work together throughout the process. Not only will having a loved one give you more confidence and make it easier for you to adjust to the routine, but it will give you more motivation and will ensure that the lessons you learn during your retreat will carry into your life long after the boot camp is finished.


2.Call home to your loved ones


Emotions can run high during fitness boot camps and retreats, and being away from your family can be a challenge. Set aside an hour to give your family a FaceTime call before bed – doing so will boost your spirits and keep you on track to achieving your weight loss goals.


3.Take a photograph


If you’re hoping to get back down to your once-slender figure, then pack an old photograph of your perfect body and bring it with you to your retreat. Being able to look back at a time when you were happier with your body can give you a physiological boost, and encourage you to work harder during exercise sessions and meal times. Don't spend too much time dwelling on the past, though – remember why you've chosen to visit a boot camp and stay positive throughout your journey.


4.Write a diary


Keeping track of your progress by writing a journal or blog can be motivational – and, if you're comfortable with sharing your progress with others, you could encourage them to lose weight, too. WeightLossBitch has attracted over 30,000 followers to her blog, posting honest accounts of her weight loss journey. Weighing in at 43 stone and 4 pounds, she's on a mission to drop down to just 11 stone – and currently, stands in at 30. 


5.Book a treat


If you've got nothing to look forward to in the near future, then losing weight can be even more challenging. Book a mini-break with your partner, a day out with the kids or a night out with your friends, and use this as a checkpoint on your weight loss journey. Perhaps you could aim to lose a stone before your big day out, or maybe you want to be able to fit into that little black dress for your night out on the town?