Happy Monday Friends! Everyones FAVORITE day of the week...right? (lol)
I know Mondays are tuff for most, and that's why I want to bring to you a few words of wisdom this morning! So you are trying to lose weight and today you just don't feel motivated to stick to the program, maybe you are feeling a little lost... Try these 10 helpful tips what will help you refocus your goals.
1. Know your weaknesses.
We all have weaknesses! I know mine personally is CHIPS!! Whether they’re snacks such as potato chips or chocolate chip cookies, or ice cream keep yourself at a distance. Do not bring them in your house.
Acknowledge your shortcoming & Own up to your flaws. I know I cannot keep my hands off the chips and that's okay! You can’t overcome your weaknesses until you address them.
2. Remove temptations.
Like the saying goes, “out of sight, out of mind.” It may seem silly, but this phrase offers powerful advice. By simply removing your biggest temptations from your environment, you will greatly improve your self-discipline.
Just don't buy junk food, like I said above.
3. Set clear goals and have an execution plan.
If you hope to achieve self-discipline, you must have a clear vision of what you hope to accomplish. Now that doesn't just mean you have a magical "weight loss number" in your brain, It means you have envisioned the way you will look at that weight. You must also have an understanding of what this success means to you. Don't just picture yourself at this goal weight, take time to dress how you will feel at the end of this. Proud, confident, sexy, accomplished?
A clear plan outlines each step you must take in order to reach your goals. Figure out who you are and what you are about. (It's okay if this takes sometime to come up with. Reinventing yourself is not an EASY task)
4. Build your self-discipline.
We aren’t born with self-discipline -- it’s a learned behavior. And just like any other skill you have mastered, it requires daily practice and repetition. You were not born knowing how to do long division, it took time, effort and practice to learn so don't think the self discipline to say "no" to your favorite treat will just happen overnight.
5. Create new habits (BUT keep it simple)
Acquiring self-discipline and working to instill a new habit can feel daunting at first, especially if you focus on the entire task at hand. For example: "I want to lose 60lbs" WOAH I know... that seems like a lot to take in. You are not the only one feeling this way.
To avoid feeling intimidated, keep it simple. Break your goal into small, doable steps. (10 lbs to start) Instead of trying to change everything at once, focus on doing one thing consistently and master self-discipline with that goal in mind.
If you’re trying to start a new fitness journey, start by working out 10 or 15 minutes a day. If you’re trying to achieve better sleep habits, start by going to bed 15 minutes earlier each night. If you want to eat healthier, start by eating 95 Nutrition for lunch & dinner every day! Take baby steps. Eventually, when you’re ready, you can add more goals to your list.
6. Eat often and healthy. (That's what we are about)
The feeling of being hangry -- that angry, annoyed, irritated sensation you get when you’re hungry -- is real and can have a substantial impact on willpower. Research has proven that low blood sugar often weakens a person’s attitude, making you grumpy, pessimistic and much more likely to binge eat.
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7. Change your perception about willpower.
The amount of willpower a person has is determined by their beliefs. If you believe you have a limited amount of willpower, you will only get that far. If you don’t place a limit on your self-control, you are less likely to exhaust yourself before meeting your goals. Example: "I only every last a week on a diet" That thought process is ultimately setting you up for failure!
Truly believing in yourself will give yourself an extra boost of motivation toward making those goals a reality.
8. TRASH your backup plan.
So you wanted to lose 10 lbs this summer for a wedding..."If I don't lose the weight I will just wear a shall over my arm to hide myself"...NOPE no back up plan. You re going to that wedding with no "cover up" and that's that! I find that giving yourself a back up plan just makes you more comfortable with failure.
9. Reward yourself.
Give yourself something to be excited about by planning a reward when you accomplish your goals. Just like when you were a little kid and got a treat for good behavior, having something to look forward to gives you the motivation to succeed.
Anticipation is powerful. It gives you something to obsess over and focus on, so you’re not only thinking of what you are trying to change. And when you achieve your goal, find a new goal and a new reward to keep yourself moving forward.
10. Forgive yourself and move forward.
You will have ups and downs... and I do repeat... You will have ups and downs. NO JOURNEY IS WITHOUT FAILURES.The key is to keep moving forward. No matter what you did over the weekend...no matter how bad you "screwed up" at dinner last night, You MUST keep moving forward.
If you stumble, acknowledge what caused it and move on. Don’t let yourself get wrapped up in guilt, anger or frustration, because these emotions will only drag you further down and impede future progress. "I Just blew it last night, ugh..screw it I'll always be fat" Sound familiar? Enough of this. Learn from your mistake and forgive yourself. Then get your head back in the game and refocus on your goals.
YOU CAN DO THIS FRIENDS! LET MY TEAM HELP. Stop in today and meet us. We are going to help you reach your goals.
Till next time,