Losing weight and trying to get fit is tough, often the impetus that pushed us to start making changes doesn’t last very long.
There is a point where we find ourselves in a bit of a slump.
Perhaps your goals were initially too high, try to reassess what you want to achieve and break it down into reachable chunks.
Rather than cutting out every type of food you like, start by cutting down on certain things. Reduce sugar intake in hot drinks or replace one of your daily sodas with water.
If you change your diet in a more gradual manner then you are more likely to stick to it and the weight loss is more likely to stay forever.
The same goes with exercise, build up to your overall goal in small steps. As you start to see the difference the incentives make it all much easier.
Look at the people that are your friends, do they encourage you in your efforts to change? Or do they laugh at you and make you feel bad about yourself.
You need people to want to support you in achieving your goals sometimes others like us to stay the same to make them feel better about themselves.
By putting down your goals on a piece of paper it helps to motivate your desire to change. It is also often beneficial to plot your achievements and see the result in black and white. [fitness motivation]
If you can do some form of exercise that get’s your heart pumping then it will not only be good for your health but also a good way of relieving stress and clearing the mind.