One of the most important points in successful weight loss and following a healthy eating plan is staying motivated – and knowing how to stay motivated day in day out.
The motivation that you have is what keeps you going and is what keeps you focused on your healthy eating and healthy lifestyle – and is what we try and do on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
10 Healthy Mummy Motivation Tips
1. Have A Goal In Mind
Whether it be a monthly goal or a long term goal, create a mental picture of how you want your body to look, or even find a picture and stick it on the fridge – that way if you get tempted to have a binge the picture will be staring back at you!
2. Reward Yourself For Every Ten Pounds You Lose
Not with food, but will a new handbag or facial, something that will make you feel special.
3. Don’t Allow Yourself To Feel Deprived
If there is a certain food you cannot live without, schedule it into you diet mid morning once or twice a week, that way you can burn it off throughout the day, and not feel guilty.
4. Have A ‘Cheat Meal’ ONCE A Week
This gets some people through those first few weeks. Once your new healthy lifestyle becomes a habit – you will no longer need to call it a cheat meal, you will naturally allow yourself to give into your cravings occasionally.
5. Exercise With A Buddy
Working out with a friend is not only more fun, but that way if you’re feeling lazy, you have someone to help you get moving again.
6. Walk Your Pet
If you have a pet, take them out for walks daily and you will both benefit from the movement and fresh air. Plus, researchers have found that having a dog is more likely to lower your risk of heart disease!