Expectation: I’m going to cut out all sugar and processed foods
Reality: You’re tired and haven’t had time to cook dinner so you reach for the chips/chocolate/burger to tide you over
This can be the reality at any time of the year, and no doubt sounds all too familiar.
There are ways to anticipate bad diet choices in moments of weakness. Familiarise yourself with meal prepping.
The Healthy Mummy website has lots of how to’s and advice from our Meal Prep Queens! If you haven’t got the space or time to store meals, try to cook three or four healthy meals and freeze it for when you’re too tired.
Are you on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge yet? There are over 4,500 meals to choose from that are notably delicious and will keep you satisfied.
Expectation: I’m going to start the New Year with a bang and keep to my resolutions!
Reality: You don’t feel as enthusiastic about your goals as when you started
Too much enthusiasm can be a real goal killer and may see you burn out quickly but surely.
Cut yourself some slack, you’ve taken some positive steps in making a change and that’s commendable!
Break your exercise routine up into 10-minute segments two or three times a day. Give yourself permission to indulge in your favourite treats, then move on instead of feeling guilty.
If you are feeling like you’re burning out take a step back and alter your resolutions to make it work for you.
Commit to your lifestyle by having a workout buddy or making a public declaration of your goal – The Healthy Mummy’s Facebook groups are supportive and encouraging places where you can do this, to hold yourself accountable.
Remember actively try to stay consistent, realistic and committed to your health. If you find your expectations for your resolutions are not matching your reality, connect with The Healthy Mummy community for unconditional support and encouragement.
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