“Am well pleased with the progress this week, have noticed my stomach flatter and less bloated, feel more energised and have enjoyed the little routine I am getting myself in.”
This was my online group client Emma’s comments in her weekly check in with me at the weekend, after losing another 2lbs.
How good would it be to feel like this?
To be able to see your stomach getting slimmer.
To feel less bloated.
To have more energy.
To be following a new healthy routine and actually ENJOYING it.
To feel that you’re on track and achieving something each week.
To know that you have everything you need to achieve great results and keep them for life.
You deserve to feel like that! You deserve to be happy, healthy and feeling that you’re achieving something,
Have you been stuck for a while?
Feeling like you’re making progress one week, and then blowing it all the next?
Really want to feel in control and like you’re actually getting somewhere?
Here’s some tips that might help –
1. Don’t be hard on yourself
You have so much to do and so many things fighting for your time and attention. You’re most likely suffering because you’re constantly putting others’ needs before your own. You don’t lack the intelligence or ability to do this, you just need to prioritise yourself more and get a plan that works for you.
2. Decide what you actually want
What’s your ideal outcome? What dress size do you want to be? What clothes do you want to buy? What foods do you want to eat? What exercise do you want to be doing and enjoying?
What will this mean to your family and social life – will you go out more, run around with your kids feel more confident on holiday, wear more flattering clothes?
Be as specific as you possibly can be about what you want and when you want it. Allow yourself to actually picture and FEEL how good it will be. Once you have clarity, you have something to motivate you and keep you focused.
3. Keep things simple
The more things you HAVE to do in order to lose weight, the less likely you are to do them. Pick the most effective 1-3 things and focus on these. HINT – getting protein in each meal, planning food to avoid unnecessarily high calorie meals and snacks, and doing something to be a little more active each day (increasing steps on fitbit /daily 20 min walk etc) works wonders for most people.
4. Make a plan
Have your key top 3 things to do written down, maybe on a sheet where you can tick them off each day. Planning your food and exercise for the next day helps massively too – get food prepared and exercise clothes ready so that you can just grab and go in the morning.
5. Do what you can realistically do and stick to
It’s admirable to decide you’re going to cut all chocolate and wine, walk an hour a day and gym 5 time a week. But if you know this won’t last or fit into your lifestyle, there’s no point! Focus on what you are at least 90% confident you can do and stick to. Small steps on a consistent basis are what ACTUALLY get long term results.
6. Don’t be afraid to reach out for help
When life is as hectic and busy as it is, it’s so hard to do this by yourself. Even with all the information out there about how to lose weight, it’s very tough to know what really works and what doesn’t. There’s so much confusion and contradictory advice.
Emma and the other ladies in my online group have found that having a coach to show them the way, and being in a group of women just like them, is really helping them get to where they want to be.
If you’d like 8 weeks of daily support, guidance and everything you need to shift the pounds for good, you can find out more about my next Change For Life online program here: