Set A Goal! Be specific, measurable and realistic. For example, “I would like to lose 5 lbs. a month and 15 lbs. by March 31st. Or maybe you have a favorite pair of jeans you would like to get back into. You need a goal to keep you motivated. Don’t forget to reward yourself once that goal is met!
Don’t ban your favorite food! Just remember “everything in moderation.” I always tell my clients to control your portions, and treat yourself to that glass of wine at night or your favorite treat. The best advice is to not have that temptation staring in your face. Keep it out of sight if you really don’t have much control.
Workout with a friend! Try finding a workout partner to meet you at the gym, your group fitness class or to maybe just walk or run with you in your neighborhood. This way you will hold each other accountable. You could also hire a personal trainer to keep you on track. Working out with a group of people in a group setting is also a fun and exciting way to keep you motivated.
Don’t expect results right away! It takes 60-90 days to start seeing results once you start changing your eating habits and start working out. Most people get frustrated and quit within the first 2 months because they don’t feel like they are getting results. Keep it up, you will get there!