Do you ever find yourself sort of losing interest in having a healthy diet and exercising? You may have been gung-ho for a couple of weeks and then your determination to get in shape faded rapidly, and you made a rapid descent to your bad, old health habits.
What if, rather than making uber changes with a sort of all or nothing way of looking at it, you make the decision to make a few simple changes at a time – such as going to your local fitness gym a few times a week? The weight loss and healthy habits that have the best chance of lasting are those that call for small, doable changes. The key to lasting change is to take steps that are both small and consistent. Be realistic about your goals.
Consider the tips that follow when it comes to making those positive, small steps.
Don’t Be Hungry
When it comes to nutrition plans, it’s always good to keep in mind that the largest cause for people overeating is actually undereating. People can go too long between eating, and this can lead to complete pig outs when they realize they’re ravenously hungry. Strict diets don’t tend to work too much. If you want to avoid binges, plan snacks into your day, and be sure to allow yourself a treat or two throughout the week.
Feel Good About Yourself
Make sure that the people you surround yourself with make you feel positive about yourself, regardless of your health or weight. Additionally, if you have people around you who encourage you to drink, overeat, or smoke, it’s time for you to find new friends who want you to be healthier. Never get hung up on your weight or size. Feel great regardless of your weight. Focus on making sure that you’re healthy starting on the inside. Exercise regularly, eat well and never forget that you can feel and look fabulous without having the figure of a runway model.
In the event that you slip up once in a while and fail to exercise, or drink or eat too much, forgive yourself. Never beat yourself up about it. Just remind yourself that you enjoyed it and move on with your life. Allowing yourself to have an indulgence every once in a while is alright. If you find yourself feeling guilty about having that dessert when you went out, get over it. Forgive yourself and get back on the program tomorrow.
It Takes Time
It can be simple to see people who happen to be thin and think about how lucky they must be. The thing is, if that person who’s thin happens to be over 30, the chances are excellent that they’re working hard at being thin on a daily basis. Learn what you can from them. Discover their secret to remaining thin. Is it having fewer snacks or exercising more? Remember, though, that even if we all ate the same things and exercised the same, our shapes would still have diversity. Just make a commitment to changing a few of your lifestyle habits and make sure to give yourself the necessary time to meet your goal. Additionally, it’s always best to accept that your body is what you’ve got and you should feel good about it – regardless of size.
Finally, while it’s important to have healthy exercise and weight loss goals, you need to always take the time to celebrate the journey you make each day. Always live for the present and be sure to savor all of the simple pleasures that life has to offer each and every day.