You Can Do It!
- 6 Months ago
We all have our excuses when it comes to improving lifestyle and diet. Most people do fine until something happens- whether it is work pressure, family issues or something else. This pattern needs to change if you want to be successful.
If you want to succeed at weight loss, you need to "cut the mental fat, and that will lead to cutting the waistline fat," says Pamela Peeke, MD, author of Fit to Live. "Look at the patterns and habits in your life that you are dragging around with you that get in the way of success". Experts say that having the right attitude can help you think of yourself as being thin.
Strategies for Weight Loss Success:
See Your Goals: Goals need attention. You need to be able to see, hear and think about them often. Hence, make it a point to be surrounded with as many reminders as possible.
Start Small: The biggest mistake people make is pushing the accelerator way too soon. You need to understand that you cannot lose 20kilos in a week. But you can probably lose one. You have to start with small steps and expect tiny results which will eventually add up to greater results overtime.
Come Out of Seclusion: Most people get help, advice and ideas from others. Basically, support which is a sense of shared experience, advice, pep talks or encouragement are all priceless as you get ready to set off on meeting your healthy goals. So, get your friends, family or colleagues to join in and support you in reaching your goals.
Focus on Everyday Habits: The steps to implementing a healthy lifestyle are integrated in the smallest of actions that you take every day. Healthy choices can be as natural as brushing your teeth or even turning off the lights when you're not around. It's important to build your habits, one action at a time.
Never Bring an End to Learning :Incorporating a healthy lifestyle is a process or rather a journey than a destination. You will be able to learn more about fitness, nutrition and about yourself which can help you be just a little better the next day.
Enjoy & Have Fun: Whoever said that getting healthy has to be a chore, may have got it all wrong! You can think of an exciting adventure of self discovery which will help you in building a more meaningful life. Whether you plan to join a new sport, subscribe to a fitness magazine or even buy yourself a new pair of workout clothes, make the best of it!
Note It Down: Whether you're setting your very first goal, tracking daily progress or even writing down your deepest thoughts in a journal, remember that this will help you crystallize your ideas, fears and paint a realistic picture of life. Just to start off with, write down your goals, whether big or small and the steps you will take to turn them into reality.
So, go ahead and kick-start your weight loss plan by implementing these strategies!