This post is all about the 11 biggest mistakes people make when starting a weight loss journey blog.
What you need to do to lose weight and making money with blogging is quite the same. And many people are not doing them and end up failing.
It’s important to avoid these mistakes because they will prevent you from being successful in your weight loss goals and ruin your chance of making a successful blog.
If you’re looking for some guidance on how to start a weight loss journey blog, this blog post has what you need!
Weight loss journey blog mistakes
No specific goal
The top mistake when starting a weight loss journey is not having specific goals. You need to know exactly what you aim for before you start and write it down in an area that will remind you every day.
Try to think about your goals during the day. They should be positive, motivating, and realistic.
Examples of good weight loss goals include “lose a pound each week” or “reduce my calorie intake by 500 every day”.
You can set a goal to publish once a week and allocate at least 1 hour each day to write.
You don’t have the patience
When you start this journey towards losing weight, you must take small steps to seem less intimidating.
For example, if your ultimate goal is to lose 50 pounds in six months, then divide it into smaller segments such as 25 pounds over three months – making sure those intervals leave time for change and adjustment while achieving success at each stage along the way.
Again it’s the same as blogging. But, unfortunately, the blogging game is long. And, if you don’t have patience, you may not blog enough to see the fruits of your labor.
No plan of attack
Another mistake people make when trying to lose weight is not having a plan of attack. If you don’t have a game plan, staying motivated and committed for the long haul is hard.
The same goes with blogging – if you want your blog to be successful, then come up with a content strategy that will guide its growth over time and answer questions like: How often should I post? Where do I find topics/inspiration? What format(s) work best for my readers?
You can also join blogger communities where people share their experiences and help each other out in times of need.
When they are experiencing problems within their blogs that may not necessarily be related to weight loss but could still benefit from the advice given by others who have gone through similar situations before.
Blogging about weight loss is a fantastic way to build on your knowledge and an even better way to help others. So take the time to do it right!
You succumb to your fears
Another big mistake people make is letting fear hold them back from achieving their goals. So often, our mind tries to talk us out of doing things we really want because the outcome isn’t guaranteed or familiar territory – but this mindset needs to stop!
One way I personally like to combat my own fears is with mantras. These little sayings get me through some tough days where all I want to give up. My personal favorite is “I got this.”
You can also listen to motivational speakers to help you in those days where you just can’t be bothered anymore. Believe me; you will get them both in your blogging and weight loss journey.
Not having an accountability partner
The worst mistake people make when starting a weight loss journey blog is not having accountability partners.
You need to have someone in your corner to talk to about what’s going on with the process or even vent if it gets tough!
Having an accountability partner will keep you focused and encourage you throughout the entire process of achieving your goals.
If neither one of these options work for you, then I would recommend trying out some apps like Streaksapp, which helps me stay accountable with my daily habits and tasks.
You think it’s easy
Another mistake that people make when starting a weight loss journey blog is thinking it will be easy.
Losing weight and getting fit doesn’t happen overnight, so do not expect to wake up with your dream body one day after only following someone else’s fitness routine for one week!
Or, you think publishing articles worth 100,000 words is enough. Ha! Trust me, that’s not enough.
It takes time, dedication, patience, and motivation but the result of all those things is absolutely worth it, in my opinion.
You can’t say no to food
Another mistake that I see people make when starting a weight loss journey blog is eating too much. You have to know your limits with food, and you can’t just eat whatever, whenever.
If you’re trying to lose weight, then most likely, “whenever” will not be every single day! Also, if you are already maintaining a healthy diet but want to start working out, then keep in mind that it might take some time for your body to adjust even though the workouts themselves aren’t difficult at all (just like eating healthier isn’t either).
It may feel hard initially because of how long we’ve been doing things our own way rather than listening to what our bodies were actually telling us they needed – rest and exercise.
Going too hard too early
People also make the mistake of going to a gym and expecting miracles overnight or thinking they’ll be able to do every exercise on the planet when in reality, they’re just not ready for that yet!
Start slowly by doing some simple yoga stretches or light weights first so you can ease your muscles into it without having them explode with pain later down the road. It’s common sense, but many people still don’t realize how dangerous working out too quickly can truly be until it’s much too late, unfortunately…
It’s the same with blogging. When you push yourself beyond your limits, you can burn out.
You think diet is temporary
Even if you lose weight and achieve your goal, the chances of you going back to square one are high.
Instead of counting calories or starving to death, develop healthy habits.
Being healthy is for life.
You must accept that you can’t eat whatever and whenever you feel like it if you want to stay healthy in the long run.
You have to be conscious of what’s going into your mouth at all times, whether it’s food or junk…
Many people fail because they don’t focus on changing their habits right from the beginning.
They start with really good intentions, but they don’t plan for any roadblocks, and it’s easy to get sidetracked if you’re not careful…
You should always have a backup plan in case your first option doesn’t work out.
All it takes is one slipup, and all of the progress you made will be gone…
Your life changes when you change what goes into your mouth (and exercise helps too).
The best way to accomplish this goal is by creating healthy eating habits that will last a lifetime.
Not making friends (network)
If you’re looking for inspiration to help with your weight loss journey blog post ideas, consider reading the advice posted by others who have already walked down this path before you.
You’ll find that there are people out there willing to share everything they’ve learned about weight loss…and if what they say isn’t working for them anymore either, it’s time to change things up!
When someone has an amazing story of their own success (or failure), it can really make a difference when choosing new weight loss journey blog topics.
The best part is that these types of posts will help build community and trust with your readers, making them more prone to sharing their own journey stories!
Not learning the proper way
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People can struggle with weight for many reasons – genetics, age, slowing metabolism (again largely due to no longer being active), just generally not knowing how or when to work out.
Being overweight is the number one cause of disease in America, and it’s estimated that nearly half of Americans don’t get enough exercise!
So let’s focus on what we CAN do about this by starting a healthy lifestyle journey instead of losing weight first, which will most likely fail because you never actually change your habits.
People also struggle to make blogging successful because they are impatient, don’t plan, are inconsistent, and give up easily. It’s the same with losing weight. So, avoid these 11 biggest blogging and weight loss mistakes.
Just an ordinary guy with epic dreamsChristian Tanobey