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Everyone wants to fit great into their clothes and feel great, right? But it can be a struggle when you don’t have the right strategy in place.
Do you lead with your emotions a lot? Many women that I speak with that struggle to lose weight/get fit/improve their health, let themselves be lead by their emotions.
You feel lazy, un-motivated, bored, you feel you have no willpower. You get caught in a vicious cycle of relying on feeling motivated, and when you do that, you’re not going to succeed or stick to it for very long.
The key to success, the key to losing weight and fitting great into your clothes, is to develop healthy habits, that aren’t driven by your emotions. Habits that become automatic, just like brushing your teeth. I promise if you stick to these healthy habits, regardless of having a good day, or a bad day, you will stop yo-yo ing and you will keep the results you worked so hard for.
Change the reason you workout. When you workout to lose weight, you;’re not going to stay motivated. It’s a boring reason. It’s not going to help you develop healthy habits. You’ve got to workout for all the other lovely reasons.
When you workout to feel good, you’re focused on the fact that it reduces stress, you sleep better, you feel more capable, you’ve more energy, you’re happier, you feel you look good. When you use that as your motivator, you’re going to find it a lot easier to create that healthy habit.
Eating to fuel your body
We’re all going to have days when we turn to food. There’s no point saying we won’t, but those days can be few and far between if you get this right. Eating 3 meals, and two snacks every day, regardless of your mood, is going to develop into a good healthy habit. So when you have a bad day, you will still automatically be fueling yourself with good stuff, throughout the day.
Planning your week
Spending just a little time on yourself can really pay off big time. Just 10 minutes per day, planning your day, and getting your head organised and in the zone, can take away a lot of stress. Writing down what you want to prioritise can serve as a daily reminder that you’re either off track, or on track.
Eating clean 5 days a week
When you pick your way through the week, a few biscuits here, a little food off someones plate, late night snacking, it all adds up. It adds up to making you feel sluggish, and frustrated that you’re not getting anywhere.
Be really mindful or the extra food that you’re eating , throughout the week, that doesn’t serve you You’re much better off having 5 sugar-free days, with no biscuits or anything treat-y, and enjoying your weekends, than anything else.
Being mindful of your carbohydrate portions.
When you workout, and you’re not getting results, there’s normally two reasons this is happening. You’re either eating too many carbohydrates, or you’re eating too much sugar. So just be careful that you’re not eating too much bread, pasta, rice, potatoes, oatcakes, rice cakes, etc, throughout the day. Its good to have a meal with just protein and lots of non-starchy vegetables.
Working out is the single best thing you can do for yourself. Getting consistently 3 sessions in per week, keeps you on track and your head in the game. Working out keeps you focused, calm and ready to tackle the week. Once you do this, you’re on the right track to long term success, and great health
Hope this helps, Jessica