Struggling to find motivation? Here are some great tips to
help you stay on track.
Set yourself some rewards for being diligent and reaching
mini-milestones. For example:
No soft drinks for two weeks = a trip to the movies
No sugar in my coffee for 4 weeks = a mini pedicure
Losing 1 cm around my waist = tickets to a footy match
Create a complementary environment
Surround yourself with people, food and activities that are
positive to your new healthy
lifestyle. This means:
- Hanging out with people who are active and eat healthy,
- Having food in your house that is nutritious,
- Having a list of activities on hand that are fun and that
keep you active.
Good enough, is enough!
Aim for the 80/20 rule. If you eat really healthy 80 per
cent of the time and allow for some treats or little set-backs
for 20 per cent of the time, you will still be far better off
than what you were when you started.
Know your stumbling blocks and plan ahead to avoid them as best
as you can. For example if you regularly get takeaway on a Friday
night, allocate it as your treat night (one a week) or plan a
simple healthy meal ahead of time.
Focus on the outcome and not the effort
Keep your mind firmly focused on how great you are going to
feel, how much healthier
your body will be, how much energy you are going to have and how
good you are going to look.
Set some goals
It is always beneficial to set some goals so you know where you
are heading, how to get there and what you need to do to get there.
Your goals should be specific, measurable and realistic. Make sure
you write then down and keep them handy to look at each day.