Are you still making excuses for not losing weight, waiting for the perfect time to start and never getting anywhere? You can get the body your want by scheduling your priorities. Here are some helpful ideas;
1. Identify your culprits
The excuses you make are the reasons why you are still this heavy and will be in the years ahead if you do not stop and start finding ways of solving them right NOW. First of all, you have to list all your excuses for why you have not, or cannot lose weight. It might be excessive TV watching or sedentary behavior (little or no physical activity), eating extra-large portions of food, drinking too much sweet drinks and very little water or even a medical condition. Once you have figured that out, go through each one, and find ways to get around, or solve, each one. There is always a way, but as long as those excuses sit in your head without being addressed, they remain obstacles.
How do you mean….?
Here are a few examples:
Example 1: “I can’t lose weight because I watch a lot of TV.”
Tip: power walk or jog in front of your TV during your favorite TV program.
Example 2: ” I can’t lose weight because I have a medical condition that makes me store fat”
Tip: Consult your GP and find out ways of solving this problem medically.
Example 3: “I can’t lose weight because I cannot do without sweet and fizzy drinks”
Tip: Make your own sweet drinks from fresh fruits or make fruit infused water, they taste just as good but a healthier!
2. Set realistic and achievable goals:
What healthy lifestyle goals are you pursuing? Do you want to lose weight or just feel good about yourself? It is important to set realistic, practical goals broken down into smaller steps that build on small successes to reach a long-term goal.
How do you mean….?
Example 1: “I want to lose 10 kg”
Tip: Instead of setting a goal of losing 10kg, break it down to “lose 1 kg per week for the next two and a half months”
Example 2: “I want to drink 2 liters of water a day”
Tip: Commit to adding one glass more a day to your daily portion till you reach your goal.
3. Adopt the “I can do it” attitude
The way that you view weight loss and describe it to yourself has a big impact on how you’ll approach it, or whether you’ll lose weight at all. The good news is that if you can motivate yourself by telling yourself that can too like many others before you can do it, then you will.