Many of us have been there, for some reason you stopped working out and eating right. You tell yourself, you got this and when you are ready you will get back on track. Then you realize months and months have gone by and it is getting harder and harder to get started. You begin to doubt yourself and are not happy with how you feel or look. You are not alone! I can tell you, I have personally been there, where it seems time just slips away and you keep making excuses. What you need to do is dig down deep inside and DO IT! START back up! The more time that goes by, the harder it is to get to where you want to be. Below are some tips to help you get back to your transformation journey.
- Make realistic goals – Make your goals realistic. If you make it unrealistic (i.e. lose 20 pounds in 4 weeks), you will be disappointed and just quit. You can have a long-term goal that would be several months out, but you can set smaller goals that will lead you to your long-term goal.
- Exercise – Do workouts that you love. If you pick a workout that you do not like you will not stick with it. Find something that you will stick with and that will challenge you. A combination of cardio and strength will help you reach your fitness goal.
- Food – Eat clean. Stay away from added sugar. I know this can be hard, but take baby steps. Try eliminating one bad item at a time (i.e. soda). If you happen to have a meal where you splurged, remember to get back on track. Do not get too upset with yourself, we have all splurged or indulged at one time. The key is moderation.
- Support – Make sure you let people around you know about your transformation journey, so they can be there to support you and not sabotage you. For example, let them know no more soda, donuts, pie and etc… If they do not know, they cannot be there to support you and you do not have to deal with the temptation.
- Water – Try to drink at least 48 ounces of water a day. Drinking two cups before every meal can help you eat less and get you to the 48 ounces.
- Sleep – Make sure you are getting between 7 to 8 hours of sleep each night. Your body needs time to repair and you need time to relax.
Remember, we have all been there in one way or another and we are all learning. It takes little steps to achieve your transformation journey.