Leading a healthy lifestyle has many of parts to it. Putting everything together to make a long lasting lifestyle change can be a challenge. Today I will be sharing some of my best tips to help you make the changes stick and of course what to focus on whats important to make this happen.
Thing #1 – Let go of the past
Regardless of how many times you have tried to lose weight, failures challenges anything like that. To move forward we need to re frame what those experiences mean to us. Rather than letting these past experiences shape our future in a negative way. Moving past this allows us to fully focus on the future where we can change. Because we can’t change the past, but we can influence the future.
Thing #2 – Make small changes
The temptation when start a new weight loss journey is to change every aspect of our lives all at once. The problem with this is it becomes to much to manage. I teach my clients and the people in my community to change one thing at a time. I believe there is straight line from where we are to where we want to go. The challenge is we tend to get of course at various time and sometime we get so off course we end never being able to get to our destination. I always teach getting back on the right path.
There are a handful of things done well and done repeatedly will get you results. Things like going to bed early, drinking water, eating good food. Exercising, and managing stress. There are many more and it varies from person to person the key really is to get back to basics everyday.
Thing#3 – Accept there is no magic bullet
If you have had the same road block come up over and over again. there is something happening that needs to be addressed. Looking for quick fixes and the short cuts often only end up leading you down the path of weight loss, weight gain or yo yo dieting. which over time slowly adds weight and makes it harder to lose. All the successful people i have trained to lose weight and keep it off, have taken responsibility of there own health and make it happen. If you are looking for a miracle cure, it doesn’t exist. but there is hope all you need to do is develop yourself and take ownership of your life.
Thing #4 – Record your progress
Its important to write down and record what you are doing. When you do this you’ll be surprised at what happens. I suggest you keep a food dairy each day for a week. The 7 day meal plan we give away for free has this built into it. Challenge yourself and see what happens when you keep a food diary. This process of reflection and monitoring your habits can show you so much about your habits. Stuff you might not even thought about I highly encourage you to try it. Just use your smart phone open up a note pad app or something similar apps like my fitness pal might be helpful too.
As you know the process can seem daunting but it is worth doing because in the long run you will be much better off, healthy, happy and having more energy. To learn more about this stuff be sure to check out the 8 week clean eating challenge. Click on the link below to find out more about it.