NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS
Understanding your goals and what it takes to get there can sometimes be half the battle. You may have said this year’s resolution is to “lose weight” you need to have a realistic and measurable timeline in place to help you achieve this. So for example “I want to lose 14lbs in the next ten weeks following a calorie controlled diet”
You surely know the importance of drinking water, especially because your body can sometimes confuse thirst for hunger. Why not set a goal to drink eight glasses of water per day, and even mix things up by infusing your water to add some flavour – cucumbers, lemons or any fruit.
Make your meals interesting, don’t get bored having the same meals, we are creatures of habit and it is so easy to fall into the habit of being repetitive, this can lead to getting bored and coming off plan. Make a commitment to try a new meal that you’ve never had before at least once a week. Bring any new recipes to the meeting and I can share them on the blog and social media.
Make sure to not only celebrate your ultimate goal, but also your mini goals. Reward yourself with something that makes you happy and reinforces your healthy commitment, obviously something non edible, like some new make up, candles, special body lotions etc.
Even if you haven’t hit up the gym as much as you’d like, any increase in your activity level is a great way to encourage healthy weight loss. At BEEWEIGHED we say ‘do more than you did before’. Each week keep a track of how you’re activity levels are increasing, setting yourself targets to achieve.
Don’t Ever Give Up – It’s a Journey Worth Reaching the End!
If you’re not seeing the results you want right away, don’t feel discouraged think about the positives, how good you feel eating healthy as opposed to how you feel when you eat food that is less nutritional. Remember your WHY! Don’t give up! But if you do overindulge remember draw a line under it and tomorrow is a new day – WE ALL over indulge and ‘blow it’ sometimes it’s about not making a bad day turning into a bad few days or week!!