Let me guess.. You made a New Years resolution to lose 10 lbs, tighten your thighs, get rid of post baby weight.. Ammiright?
Take it from a girl who’s made tons of weight loss resolutions, some which were successful and some not so much..
Just making the resolution is nothing, there are 10 things you need to remember throughout the year if you want to make your weight loss resolution stick…
Here are the 10 Ways to make your weight loss resolution stick..
1. Replace all the phrases like “lose weight” “tone up” etc with “get healthy”.
There are tons of ways to lose weight in unhealthy ways but if you get really healthy, losing weight is just a happy side effect.
2. Be reasonable and realistic.
Start slowly. Don’t throw yourself into it and burn out. Don’t make your body feel bad. You have all year to complete your resolution.
3. Set short term goals.
This will keep you accountable and consistent.
4. Don’t set your goals around losing weight, set your goals around habits.
Don’t make your goals to lose 2 lbs a week. Make your goals to work out for an hour 3 times a week and to eat healthy the entire week.
5. It’s OK if you get out of it, just get back into it.
If you succumb to birthday cake or skip a workout to get caught up on “Greys Anatomy”, don’t beat yourself up over it or consider it a failure, just jump back in.
6. Don’t compare yourself to anyone else.
There are women who have worked out for years, have different body styles, different shapes.. Don’t worry about them, you’re not there for them. The only person you should compare yourself to is who you were yesterday.
7. Don’t let others hold you back.
People love to give you crap when you start to do good things for yourself. Sometimes friends will get jealous when you start to get in shape and say snide comments. A boyfriend or husband might get insecure that you’re getting healthy and hot. Don’t let these people hold you back.
8. Try different workouts.
It doesn’t have to be a pain for it to be a great exercise. There are free options like running or a park workout, there are all sorts of workout studios from Pilates to Boxing to Pole Dancing. Try a bunch of stuff to see what you enjoy and what feels best for your body.
9. Stop making excuses.
Everyone in the world could make an excuse of why they can’t work out or eat good. “I don’t have time”. “I don’t have the money” blah blah blah. Put the excuses away and figure it out. Right now I’m having a Vegas staycation with my boyfriend and neither one of us feels like leaving the hotel and driving across town to my studio to do a bootcamp class but we are going to. Why? Because our health is very important to us.
10. Celebrate your milestones. When you lose a pound, embrace that rather than thinking about how baby more pounds you want to lose. Celebrate! Always Reward yourself for hitting your goals.