Everyone has good intentions when starting a new exercise routine and changing to a healthier diet.
Unfortunately the motivation seems to disappear too quickly for it to have made much of a difference.
Cutting out food that we have grown to enjoy is tough, healthier vegetables or lean meat at first, seem tricky to cook with.
Take the time to look for new recipes, and experiment, think of it as a bit fun rather than a chore. It won’t be long before you start to like your new diet.
If possible get the whole family involved or maybe a friend, if you are doing this with someone else you can each give the other plenty of support, to help you through the times when you crave for the old high fat food that you really shouldn’t go back to.
Whatever exercise you choose to do unless you enjoy it you just won’t stay motivated. If it is at the gym try and vary the routine on a regular basis, seek advice from a trainer if you are unsure. If you are bored with running routine maybe a racquet sport might be more fun. There is bound to be something that you will enjoy so don’t stop looking.
Setting your sights too high to begin with can make you feel disillusioned. Remember that nothing happens overnight and that every day you will get fitter if you stick with it. Weigh yourself only once a week, and don’t be too hard on yourself.
Remind yourself why you want to be slimmer and fitter, have a target weight in mind and chart your progress. Keeping sight of the goal is the key to achieving anything, as long as you’re realistic and doing it for yourself and not other people.