Set your goals keeping in mind what’s important to YOU not what you thinks important in the eyes of others. Your your biggest critic is you. Ask yourself why you want something.
Drink more pure water. A lot of people mistake thirst for hunger. Have a glass of water and wait 10 mins to see if you’re really hungry again already
Eat clean. What does that even mean? Eat whatever you want as long as it’s not processed. Simple. You’ll find it very difficult to overeat if you truly eat clean.
Make time for yourself daily. Its too easy to get caught up in the stress and overstimulation that is today’s world. Even if its 5 mins alone in the shower. Use that time to remember who YOU are. You dont have to be a mother/father, employee, boss, carer, teacher or anything else for that 5 mins! Make the time for you and remember whats really important to you.
Stop under-eating. If you haven’t eaten in 4 hours-you need to eat! The only thing you’re guaranteed to do by consistently under eating is screw up your metabolism.
Laugh more. When they said that laughter is the best medicine they were right. Being happy and positive is one of the best ways to combat stress and rising cortisol levels. Stress really can kill you over time.
Take control of your actions. Nothing feels better than saying no sometimes! Instead of blaming your relationship or your family and friends for the shape you are in, decide to eat keeping your goals in mind. Will it be difficult?probably. It’s painful sometimes to be the only one at the table eating chicken and greens, but it feels great knowing you are one step closer to your health goals.
Be consistent. Nothing happens overnight. The standard weight loss or lifestyle challenge at gyms these days is 12 weeks for a good reason. The standard is that it takes 4 weeks for you to see changes. 8 weeks for your family and friends to see the changes. And 12 weeks for the rest of the world. That doesn’t mean you should only be ‘healthy’ for 12 weeks though if you want to stay at your new weight or continue your progress. Make it a lifestyle change and you’ll benefit in ways you never thought imaginable.
Do weights! Whether its body weight exercises, a pump class or good old fashioned weights in the gym, the benefits are numerous. And ladies you will not bulk up trust me! I’ve been doing weights for over 15 years and I’m still a size 6-8. Using and having more muscle will rev up your metabolism too- who doesn’t want that right!
Find people who support you in your fitness goals. There will always be people who don’t believe you can do it, the trick is to not listen to them. Only listen to the cheer squad!