You started your exercise program or weight loss plan, full of energy and hope… But over time, you’ve become bored or disillusioned. Maybe you even fell off the bandwagon a bit, and you’ve stopped seeing results.
Sometimes we wake up, feeling positive and ready to start the day, and then something happens to drag down our mood. Maybe the outfit you planned last night just doesn’t look right. Or maybe you pass by a mirror and criticize yourself a bit too harshly. Perhaps you give in to temptation and eat a cookie for breakfast, and now you’re feeling guilty and angry at yourself. Now you don’t feel motivated to follow your eating plan for the day, and forget about exercise. It just sounds like too much work.
Often when we think about a weight loss plan, or simply wanting to live a healthier lifestyle, we get caught up in very restrictive rules and a long list of do’s and don’ts. If that sounds overwhelming, why not try just a few simple changes at first? It’s easier to add a few new habits and gradually hone them, than to expect sudden and serious changes to take hold overnight.
Many of us are stuck at home right now, and we’re all starting to feel a bit bored. In particular, it can be easy to fall into a rut with your workout routine. Your options are limited, so exercise can become less than thrilling at this time. But because you’re still dedicated to your weight loss plan, you want to keep going. Use these five tips to motivate yourself when boredom strikes.
You’ve been faithfully prepping your meals each night for a few weeks or months, and you’ve enjoyed some success with your weight loss plan. But lately, you’re getting tired of the same old routine and the same old foods. Try these five ways to break out of your meal prep rut, and start enjoying homemade meals and snacks again.
If you want to fight inflammation, ward off chronic disease, and potentially drop a few pounds, you know that implementing a weight loss plan can feel overwhelming. So you might be happy to know that there are small changes, that you can implement right now, that will kick start your plans to get healthier. Then, if you want to pursue a doctor prescribed weight loss plan, we can meet up and discuss your needs.
For any number of reasons, you might prefer walking on a treadmill to walking outdoors. You can certainly get a good workout on a treadmill, and make the same amount of progress toward your weight loss plan that you’d otherwise make… But walking isn’t just walking! Some people who use treadmills are prone to making these mistakes.
Dry January is trending, probably for several very different reasons. Many people want to lower their alcohol consumption, for health reasons or simply to establish better habits. Others are worried that their holiday drinking became a bit too much of a daily habit. And still others know that eliminating alcohol will support their weight loss plan.