Stuck in a rut or just enjoying summer too much?
There's lots to enjoy about this time of year - spending time with friends, being outside, getting lots of vitamin D, the list goes on and on. Sometime though we lose our motivation to stick to healthy habits because it's just so easy to let things slide. Here's a list of some great tips to help get you back on your path, or just things to remind you where you were headed.
The key is to choose your plan and stick with it.
Of course, this is where things get tricky, during the stick with it period. This is when life tempts you to lose your focus and get lazy. This is when even the best intentions don’t help you win.
Below is a list of some great tips to help get you motivated again.
Fat loss is 80% mental and only 20% physical. Get your mind right if you want to succeed.
Focus on non-scale victories like how your clothes fit, how you feel, and how much healthier you are.
Fix what’s going on inside before you attempt to fix what’s going on outside. The mind is a powerful part of your transformation.
Don’t stress as much on what you are eating, but instead on how much you are eating. Keep calories under control.
Find a workout routine that you won’t be bored with, so that you’ll stick with it.
Stick to your workout plan no matter how tired you’re feeling that day. Push your body through the motions even if you’re tired.
Don’t be afraid to make healthy changes. You have nothing to lose and so much life to gain.
Use a slow cooker to have healthy meals on hand to avoid unhealthy meals. (See the recipe below!)
Use a fitness app to log your meals, workouts and water consumption. This helps to stay on track on those days when you aren’t feeling it.
Try eating leafy vegetables and protein throughout the day to increase your energy. As a bonus this also increase the speed of your results.
Find a plan and stick with it. Jumping from diet to diet never works in the long run.
Get creative with your healthy eating by trying out new recipes. This helps prevent boredom from creeping in.
Find and accountability partner who will keep you going strong with temptation hits.
Make healthy changes gradually. If you ate a whole pizza yesterday then don’t swear pizza off completely. Just eat one slice today.
Don’t give yourself the option of giving up. If you messed up then pick yourself back up and keep moving forward.
Remember that the best part of getting into shape is not the six pack. It’s about improvements to your self-confidence and overall outlook on life.
Be willing to ask for help. Seeking the help of a knowledgeable fitness professional is to ensure that your efforts are safe, effective and successful.
Have a great Wednesday!