1) I think health and not weight loss. Yes, it hurts not seeing change when I so desperately want to, but I remind myself daily this is my health....
2) Setting reasonable goals. Ask yourself if what you are trying to accomplish is reasonable.
3) I LIMIT but do not ELIMINATE foods that are bad choices.
4) By pacing yourself you are avoiding a recipe for disaster
5) Take stock of any and all of the positive changes new eating habits have brought you. Instead of focusing only on the changes you aren’t seeing yet (i.e. a drop in your scale weight), focus on the benefits you are noticing, increased energy, better skin, healthier hair overall general well being.
6) Celebrating small goal achievements by awarding yourself as you achieve them.
7) Be kind to yourself. Give yourself a hug once in awhile! Train hard, eat right, sleep well, but once a week, allow yourself an indulgence.
8) By making note of everything on Spark people website I have find myself more motivated to continue working towards my goal, especially on days when the scale isn’t budging.
9) When I fall down, get right back up and try again. Ican’t control everything, so why beat myself up about a missed workout or diet slip up?
10) Focusing on what is going right.
11) Using my spark people network! Post it, blog about it, whatever you like, but put it out there! “If you tell others that you are striving for a major goal, you will find support that keeps you accountable and makes your steps to success less overwhelming.
These 11 rules have helped me so much, I am human I do fall down, but I get up brush off my shoulder and push forward.
We all can make it happen if we keep pushing