Motivation For You!

Fallen off the bandwagon? Need some motivation?  It happens to all of us. If you’ve fallen off, get back on and more importantly, move on.
MAKE A PLAN! Its much easier to get back on track if you plan ahead. I tell my clients all the time and it makes them much more accountable to see things in writing as opposed to just in their head.  By guesstimating what you’re eating could be hundreds of calories over and actually make you gain weight. 
Sit down and take the time to plan out your meals for the day or even better the week ahead.  It will give you a much clearer picture of what you are eating and how much of it, as well as giving you the opportunity to buy your groceries accordingly.  Plan all your snacks and meals.  You will find yourself eating healthier options and sticking to your goals. Having food ready all the time whether it be in the car, work or anywhere on the go limits the opportunity to reach for junk when you are hungry.
Which brings me to my next point.  You don’t necessarily have to cut out all junk food.  In fact, I encourage you NOT to.  I tell my clients to carve a portion of their day for a treat or two.  Nothing should be off limits, otherwise, you will feel deprived and want it even more.  We all want what we can’t have, so affording yourself something to indulge in will keep you more accountable throughout  the week.
Plan for exercise too.  Going in to the gym or working out at home with a plan will be better in the long run too.  If you take classes, put it in your schedule.  If you lift weights, write out what type of exercises and how many reps and sets you will do.  Carve out time for 45 minutes to an hour of your day.  Make sure your exercise goals are realistic – if you can’t make time 6 times a week then don’t.  You will just end up disappointed in yourself and wanting to give up.
If you don’t currently have an exercise plan, start with a walk each day for 20 minutes. Or, you can purchase one of my plans here.