Psychology is a key consideration when trying to achieve ANY goal in life and weight loss goals are no different. The things you are saying to your self in your mind are a significant factor in how successful you are going to be.
Going on a diet sets you up for failure from the get go! Why? Think about this. Once you "go on" something, then at one time or another you are going to "come off" that thing. You are already telling your self that the changes you are building into your eating and exercise routines are not a lasting thing and so you may have short term success, but then when you "come off" the diet plan you have yourself on you will subconsciously go back to your old ways simply because your mind is telling you that you have ended what you were doing.
A far better mindset to have when you would like to get a bikini body is to tell yourself you are going to change your lifestyle. The eating and physical exercise habits you are going to develop is a life style and not a short term thing. This new lifestyle is how you are going to live from now on. Possessing that thought in your head provides you considerably more of an opportunity for success.
Even though it is hard to change your eating and exercise habits and adopt a "new lifestyle", if you concentrate on the pleasure you are going to experience when you are looking in the mirror at your new, terrific, sexy body. Your thoughts will then focus on the satisfaction your changes are going to give you, rather than the immediate discomfort you are experiencing while making these changes in your life.
Don't go on a diet regime! Undertake a new and long lasting way of life. You can actually make the actions you take into habits. When you have formed the behavior of excellent eating and the habit of exercising, it will not really feel painful anymore, but 2nd nature.
In research of habit development:how are habits formed: Modelling habit formation in the real world" by Phillippa Lally, Cornelia H. M. van Jaarsveld, Henry W. W. Potts, and Jane Wardle in the European Journal of Social Psychology, The time it took their participants to reach 95% of their asymptote of automaticity ranged from 18 to 254 days; indicating substantial variation in how long it requires different folks to reach their limit of automaticity and highlighting that it can take a very long time. Missing one opportunity to execute the behavior did not materially impact the habit formation process.
This indicates that, OK, it may take a lengthy amount of time for you to change your lifestyle or it may not, but as long as you stick to it, then your changes will grow to be a new way of life for you. Additionally, don't fret if you have some bumps in the road. As long as you are consistent, then you will surely form the habits you need to get you that bikini body you want.