1. Prioritise your Health and Fitness
Every time you eat or drink you have an opportunity to do two things. You can either help yourself towards reaching your goals or you can make things harder by working against your goals. If you are prioritising your health and fitness it makes sense to be making positive choices that are going to make achieving that success easier.
I like to think of it this way. When you are training hard and you are almost at that level where you are going to vomit, have a think about what you are fuelling your body with. I can guarantee that you aren’t thinking about giving your body rubbish, all you want to do is make sure that you are giving your body the best fuel you can so that it make the workout easier!
Think that same thought the next time you are reaching for a food that isn’t going to help your health or fitness. Suddenly the ‘pleasure’ of eating this food isn’t worth the pain of getting it off again.
So each time you eat or drink, ask yourself if you are putting your health first and helping yourself out. If you aren’t tell yourself that you are making it harder to achieve your goals by making a negative choice. Trust me here, you won’t want to be telling yourself all the time that you are making life harder for yourself. You are suddenly accountable for all your actions and will make better decisions that will impact on your health and weight loss goals.
2. Do Something Everyday
You’ve got the eating and drinking under control, now its time to get some movement happening. The key here, the minimum you are working towards, is to do something everyday. Now before you go telling me all your problems and how you don’t have time, revisit number 1 and get to prioritising your health and fitness. The same goes for exercise, if you want to do it, and you are making it a priority then you will make time for it. Do you watch any television? Facebook and other time killers online. There is at least 5 minutes per day when you can get some exercise in. And if you think you can’t get anything done in 5 minutes that is beneficial, knock out 5 minutes straight of burpees and get back to me.
Ideally you will be spending more than 5 minutes per day on exercise, but the point is to do something everyday, and it will add up. Spend some time with the family at the park, walk there and back, go for a ride, whatever. The more you can do, within reason, the better, but lets just tick off the basics first. Something everyday.
Now get out there and make it happen. Give yourself positive reinforcement each time you make a positive choice and actively question yourself when you are making bad choices. Your habits will change and so will your body.
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