Have you begun your journey to lose weight and stay healthy? Well, jump on the bandwagon, losing weight, and exercising are some of the most common and sought-after New Year’s resolutions. But with time, you let your motivation slip and loosen your grip over your new year’s resolution. Read your exercise program and nutrition plan.
Let’s put it this way. All your bad habits start creeping their way back like a bad penny. But it needn’t be all work and no fun. Yes, weight loss journeys can be fun, with a specific goal in mind and the right attitude to stay disciplined throughout the journey. Don’t worry. We will dole out the right tips to help you stay fixated on your goal and not give up midway.
Start Small But Start Strong
Any weight loss journey can seem overwhelming at the onset. Eating at the right time, sleeping right, meditating, meal prepping, getting your steps done, sleeping at the right time, all this while completing your regular chores is not easy. So, don’t begin the first day by including all the points. Take a small step, then another, and then another. This will help you stick to the plan and not make you feel like a complete failure when you cannot incorporate the rules.
Start with just one point, eat a healthy breakfast, and now follow this for the next seven days. By the end of the week, you will be a pro at eating a healthy breakfast, and what’s more, you will also start feeling more accomplished. When you feel accomplished, you tend to stick to a plan better. Next week start getting at least 10 minutes of exercise every day, something as simple as a walk. Do you get the drift?
Crash Dieting, A Strict No-No
Don’t hook on to the bait, which says eat this, and you will lose a significant amount of weight. You may lose substantial weight but end up putting on all that weight when you stop following a fad diet. Stop following fad diets. They not only have poor outcomes but also may affect your health in the long run, and thus it is simply not worth it. Slow and steady wins the dietary race. It is sustainable, and another, it does not make you give it all up one fine day.
Track Your Progress
Tracking your progress is the only way that will help you know how successful is your weight loss process. Your weighing machine may not always speak the truth. You may lose inches which your weighing scale may not show. So, you can try other ways of measuring yourself, such as measuring your waist.
Losing inches is a great way to tell you that you are losing the extra fat, which should be your goal. Also, try and write it all down, write in your journal after you take your measurements. This will give you an idea of what you are doing and where you are going wrong, and you will rectify the same the next time around.
Make It Fun and Interesting
Weight loss journeys tend to belong so that you may get bored of it in the middle. If the journey gets long, you need to incorporate small things to treat yourself, say rewarding yourself with a healthy dessert at the end of the week.
Or, if you hit an extra push-up, treat yourself to a dance party at home, where you play all your favorite songs and dance your heart out. If you are walking, explore new walking routes and set yourself new targets every week. Accomplishing them will give you a new high and help you stay invested in the entire weight loss journey.
Stay positive throughout the entire journey, it can save money, and you start feeling better as you lose more pounds. When you are healthy, it also helps improve your health parameters and look good too. Also, you can gift yourself a whole new wardrobe.
Good workout clothes will help you feel motivated enough to work out the next day and the next. Also, dig deep and find out more healthy recipes. Try it out every weekend. Cooking healthy food is an art, and once you master that, there is no looking back. You won’t be tempted to binge on all the unhealthy stuff!
There you go, losing weight isn’t rocket science, and once you make up your mind to go all the way, there’s simply no stopping you.