1. Remind yourself every day of your ‘Why”
There are going to be some tough days along the way. Don’t get down on yourself if at times you lose motivation, we are all human and we all go through peaks and troughs. When you’re lacking a bit of motivation always try to bring yourself back to WHY you are wanting to lose weight. Deep down there is something there that is the driving force for change, remind yourself of it daily and keep working towards your goals.
2. Don’t Buy Crap Food.
If you have a craving for sweet, savoury, fried, or all of the above and find yourself saying, “I’ll buy just one package of such and such…so I can have some when I really want it…”, it’s time to stop. You’re creating the perfect way for you to sabotage your diet. Do one big food shop once a week when you aren’t hungry and stock your fridge and pantry with the right food to achieve your goal, leave the junk at the supermarket.
3. Keep track of your nutrition.
Eating too much or eating too little are both equally are the nemesis of maintaining weight loss. The best way to combat that war is to keep track of your nutrition. Whether using MyFitnessPal, a manual journal, or any other sort of food diary is a perfect way to make sure you are consuming the right amount of food to ensure you hit your goal. What you measure changes, so make sure you are tracking the foods you are putting in.
4. Keep a tangible calendar on the wall so you can “X” off days.
Visually seeing your “checklist” being marked off, feeds the part of the brain that wants to list accomplishments and will keep motivation high as well as serving a daily reminder of the lifestyle you’d like to lead. Eventually it will become habit and can always be done again if needed. If you are participating in 50 days lean, we highly recommend you do this.
5. Drink as much water as you can.
Your body doesn’t function properly when it’s dehydrated. Drink at least 8 large glasses of water a day.
6 Ask yourself “Will I be happy with that decision an hour from now?”
Odds are the answer is no and it helps to focus on the outcome rather than the instant gratification. If the answer is yes, then that’s what you should be doing! Self-accountability is critical for long term success. I find when cravings come if I can distract myself, the feeling passes within an hour anyway.
7. Establish an accountability buddy.
It helps knowing that someone else understands the struggle of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and having an appointed friend you can call or text in that moment of weakness can do wonders for talking yourself off the ledge. Even if you don’t call/text it’s a great tool just knowing you can. Check out our group training timetable for easy ways to meet like-minded people and interact during some fun outdoor sessions.
8. Never give up on yourself.
You’ve got to want it more than anything because anything can stop you.
Weight loss is not easy – but if you anticipate the most common barriers to success, you can also plan strategic ways to over these challenges as they arise, to stay focussed and keep momentum going. Reminder – there is also no need to go it alone. Getting expert advice on the correct food to eat, the best exercise to burn fat and weekly accountability during the hardest first part is a proven way to double your success.
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