I saw this on my Sparkpeople page awhile back and it was so encouraging to me that I thought I would pass it along to you as well.
There are basically ten strategies you can do to ensure your success when trying to lose weight or live a healthier lifestyle. If you want the complete article, you can click that Sparkpeople link above. I am just going to give you the pointers that they listed.
- Start small
- Get it on paper
- Focus on everyday habits
- Always see your goal
- Be consistent
- Never stop learning
- Come out of seclusion
- Allow for setbacks
- Trust your plan
- Have fun!
I have been doing my best to follow this list. It has helped me to see that I am going to have slip ups, that there will be times when I need to let go and just enjoy eating a meal.
Then there will be times when I know I will need to reign in my discipline.
The best thing I can remember is the very first step.
Realistically, I know that I cannot lose 20-30 pounds in a month like they do on those weight loss shows. Practically, I cannot workout 12-14 hours a day with a personal trainer.
But what I can do is start small and make little changes.
I have found that when I do that, I get excited when I have those little victories. That helps me to get excited about the next goals that I am going to set for myself.
So how are you doing? Stop making excuses for not being able to do something and make ONE SMALL CHANGE today!