When you start eating healthy and workout, don’t go extreme about it. You will only get discouraged and want to give up, give in or give out far too early. The most important aspect of weight loss is your look at the situation. Weight loss is all about long-term healthy lifestyle changes and not a a short-term ordeal that ends when you get fit. You are going to change your reality by making small, easy to follow changes that you can stick to it. Once you start seeing results you will be motivated to continue.
We’re already three weeks into 2015 so I was wondering how are your New Year’s resolutions going? Are you having a tough time sticking with it? If so, try to break your goals into smaller ones with checkpoints throughout the year and make sure they are specific, measurable and time-based. Taking small steps and celebrating the milestones in the process can make a daunting task easier and less overwhelming. Appreciate and celebrate every success no matter how small it may be.
“They say today’s the day we give up our resolutions, but we say break them down, make them attainable and lets keep going!”- This Girl Can
Happy Monday, dear Readers! I wish you all a good start into the new week! Make every day count.
“To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself.” ~Thich Nhat Hanh
“I can never say enough about how important it is to celebrate my body. Every day, I thank it for all that it does, and honor its needs through 30-40 minute runs, long showers, flossing my teeth, and drinking lots of water.
Make a list of the things you need to do to take care of yourself so you feel healthy and grounded, and then schedule them into your day. It’s easier to feel good about who you are when you make your needs priorities.” – Mary Dunlop, How to Feel Comfortable in You Own Skin
The power to be beautiful lies not in the eyes of others. It comes from deep within you.
“A holiday miracle would be still fitting into my favorite pants after the holidays”, said my friend the other day.
If you gain a little weight during the holidays, don’t dwell on it and be stressed about it, just go back to your clean-eating habits TODAY (don’t wait for a Monday or next week to start eating healthy), commit to your fitness routine for example, three days a week and make weekly meal plan. Don’t try to make too many changes at once, because you can get frustrated and throw in the towel.
“The goal of weight loss is borne out of healthy living. The goal is not to lose 40 pounds in the next 12 weeks. The goal is to regain your health for the rest of your life.” – James Clear
Setting up short term weight loss goals will make it easier for you to stay motivated and on the right track. They are stepping-stones to the larger goal and will keep you engaged on a daily basis. They are the ones you meet “along the way”.
Your short-term weight loss goal for example, running for 30 minutes every day can be a stepping stone to reaching your long-term goal running in 10K marathon. Or taking on a 30-day challenge. Promise yourself that
you’re going to do this every day for 30 straight days without fail. Once you’re past that 30-day mark, you will celebrate it by going to a spa for a day.
In Africa they have a saying, ‘If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far
“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start all over again.”
Happy New Year!