“I’ll start on Monday.” I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard this phrase from someone wanting to lose weight. They will eat whatever they want on the weekends, and justify their unhealthy binges by saying they will start eating healthy on Monday.
For some people, Monday never comes.
Instead, it becomes the elusive day that represents the turn of a new leaf, and it's buried by the endless cycle of procrastination. When the next weekend rolls around, that same eating pattern happens with the justification that Monday is coming.
Over time, this wears you down emotionally and physically. You look in the mirror only to be dissatisfied with the person staring back at you and you’re in a constant battle with the bathroom scale. It not only impacts you physically, but even worse your health is impacted too.
We'll show you how to stop this relentless roller coaster ride with proven and practical tips.
I think where most people go wrong is they have the mentality that they have to be perfect. They put too much focus on not messing up that they ultimately cave in because was misdirected.
I once heard this phrase, "Where the focus goes the mind will follow." When you focus on not messing up and you cave in or backslide, your guilt will cloud any advancements that you have made. This will leave you stuck in neutral and take your focus even further away from your goal.
So instead of trying to be perfect, understand that you will inevitably have setbacks. It is part of the process of progress for EVERYONE. What truly matters is the action steps you take, even when you have "messed up", and the systems you put in place to minimize setbacks in the future.
Where Do You Start?
Do these 3 things today to start progressing toward a healthier, better looking you:
1) Do some type of exercise every day.
Make it a habit to at the very least go for a brisk walk for 15 to minutes in the morning, during lunch or even after dinner. You’ll not only feel alert and healthier, but you’ll notice the difference on the scale too. Not much of a walker? Try this: Step in place during the commercials of an hour show. Scientists at University of Tennessee at Knoxville say you can burn 150 calories! It’s certainly a great way to catch up on your favorite shows and burn fat.
2) Lock up the fattening or sugary goodies.
Lock up the fattening or sugary goodies. Don’t keep bad food in plain sight. This includes both at home and at work. If you have a kitchen or a break room at work, put cookies or candy in a cabinet so it’s not staring at you when you first enter. Better yet, avoid the break room altogether when a craving hits and go for a walk in the building or outside if the weather permits. To make sure you don’t cave in when you get back, pack a healthy snack.
Try this: Cut apples into a plastic sandwich bag and sprinkle some cinnamon in there. Close it up and shake it so the cinnamon coats the apples. The fiber in apples keep you fuller longer and the cinnamon helps keep your blood levels in check so you don’t crave sugary foods.
3) Download our book, Burn Your Belly Fat (free of charge).
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Keep us updated on your progress! Remember to focus on making the healthy choices that will contribute to a better quality of life for you and your family!