We are in a new year, and once again I am seeing people hit the ground running on wanting to change their lives and lifestyles. It’s going on the 2nd week in January, there are hordes of people in the gym all telling themselves that, THIS IS THEIR YEAR, but they burn out by mid-February.
I get it things come up that just make it hard for us to keep going, and keep us motivated. You will get back to it this month, then it’s the next month, and by the time you’ve skipped through the months, you are back to November and holidays, and you’ve lost an entire year. If you think about it there are only like 3 good months in a year that are “good months” to stay on track, right? 🤷🏽♀️ If this is you, I got you! 😉
You don’t need to make it hard to lose weight, and I am telling you, the old way of dieting DOESN’T WORK anymore! If you are DONE chasing skinny, and you are ready to get the results that last and help make this a lifestyle change, then you are in the right place! I am going to give you 4 Alternatives to Dieting that you CAN do! And I am not asking you to diet, I am just asking you to not eat like a jackass!!
I am also not going to sit here and give you a list of the DO’s and DON’Ts, no sugar, no flour, no fun, etc.. I WANT YOU to be able to have a piece of cake guilt free, a glass a wine without sneaking it, have ice cream with your kids or stop dieting because you are going on vacation and want to enjoy it or wanna enjoy date nights. Ladies, dieting should not be a chore and it should not be a burden! It has to become a part of your daily and weekly routines and it will become as simple as breathing!
So… are you ready to hear what the 4 Alternative to Dieting are!? They’re so simple I am telling you!
I know!! That is, it! Yup!! And once you start implementing these into your daily routine and making these minor shifts, you will see a difference.
Alright, so Mindset, what do I mean by Mindset? You have to change the mindset that tells you “I am not broken; I am ready and I am willing to do this.”. You need to get clear with exactly what it is that you want. Be clear with what you want and what you don’t want, but DON’T let the focus be on what you don’t want. Then you need to make yourself and your body the priority, and you have to STOP putting your body up on a shelf every single time life gets “too busy”.
How are you defining your success? What does it actually look like? Is success for you standing on a scale, is success fitting into a certain size, is success you sleeping better, is success just YOU feeling better!? And this will all come from your mindset!
“My perception is my reality”.
Next, step 2 is Movement.. Now don’t confuse this with working out, that is something totally different. I am talking about getting up and moving! This is called non-exercise activity thermogenesis (NEAT), which is the energy expended for everything we do that is not sleeping, eating or sports-like exercise. It ranges from the energy expended walking to work, typing, performing yard work, undertaking agricultural tasks and fidgeting. Movement for many people has a far more lasting effect on your weight then on the lasting bout of exercise. So how much are you actually moving during the day?
Find a way that you can keep track of your steps you put in in any given day, that way you can get moving more if you need to. Clean the entire house, go grocery shopping, get a walking desk, whatever you need to get you moving throughout the day do!
Step 3 is Food and what are you eating!? The best way to keep track of things is a food log! I love a food log because you can go back and see what foods it for you did, what foods satisfied you long enough that you didn’t overeat. I want my clients to be hungry 3-4 hours after each meal, and to really be hungry, not just eat because it is time to eat. I want them to eat when their brain, and stomach, says they are actually hungry. And these meals have to have staying power! They need to satisfy the brain and they need to keep you going and stay with you for a long period of time.
So when you sit down to make a meal, think about these things. Is it satisfying through the eyes, does it give you fullness in the belly, does it have the MINIMUM number of calories and does it have the MAXIMUM amount of nutrition!?
Lastly, step 4, is Exercise. So, like I said before, this is not movement, this is getting in 3-4 days a week for half an hour or more of an actual workout. Whatever you choose to do, whether it’s riding a bike or grabbing a workout on YouTube, you want to be breathing heavy, sweating and have your muscles burning! That is how you know you got in a good workout! Then, I want your cardio to be HITT (High Intensity Interval Training). And that is really it! Just make the time to do this!
Those are the 4 steps, and I KNOW that you can totally do that! These steps right here are the building block for great habits! Great habits build great routine, routines build consistency, and consistency is what gets you your results. That is literally the ultimate Fit Girl Magic Formula!!!
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