It is so easy to get pumped up about living healthier...for like a week. Then, you start dropping those big goals as fast as lightning and go back to your routine, easy way of life. How about sticking with it this time and actually feeling better, getting healthier, and looking your best? Here are my favorite tips to help you on your health journey. (a journey you will want to continue for your whole life long)
•Appreciate what you have achieved! It's easy to feel like you will never get to your final goals or never be thin enough. But, you need to remind yourself that it was hard work to get where you are at, and maintaining your current weight is no easy task!!
•When you are working out, always build yourself up with self-talk. Reassure yourself how strong you are and how much better you will feel after your workout. Don't leave a workout thinking you could have given more.
•Post a picture of yourself on your fridge from when you were at your heaviest. Use that and a list of reasons you want to get healthy to motivate you!
•Keep a journal - not just for food, but also for exercise. It helps you feel accountable for the decisions you are making each day!
•Know your weaknesses and steer clear of them. If you can't eat just one handful of your fav treat, don't have it in your house, or at least have it out of sight. Instead, always have healthy snacks out in the open.
•When grocery shopping, stay away from processed, packaged food. Spend the most time and money in the fresh food sections.
•Drink lots of water! It helps fill you up, flush out toxins and keep you hydrated. To mix it up, add a few pieces of frozen fruit to use instead of ice cubes. Yum!
•Invest in yourself! If you don't take care of yourself now, who will? Your health should be a major priority!
You can do it! I am always here for any questions or help you need. Leave a comment or email me!