Tuesday Tip : Reframe those goals 😃
When you’re at the start of a weight loss journey it can seem very overwhelming and almost impossible to achieve. If you have a significant amount of weight to lose (which is of course is a different figure for different people – a lot could be anything from 5 to 50 kg!) then focusing on that as your goal can actually be counter productive.
Rather than trying to lose 15kg why not try losing 1kg 15 times. That changes the perspective – losing 1kg feels achievable right? Once you’ve lost one kg then you lose the next kg etc. It all comes down to your mindset and that will dictate how you approach your weight loss journey, and that will determine whether you’re successful.
Take everything in bite size pieces and small steps. That goes not only for your goals but everything. Instead of trying to overhaul your entire diet and exercise routine just focus on one small change at a time. Maybe adding in an extra walk, or one exercise class a week for example? Or perhaps eating more veggies, or reducing the number of nights a week you drink alcohol, or just starting to track calories (even if not reducing them) etc. One step at at time makes things seem much more achievable and means you’ll feel more successful – which in turn means you will be less likely to give up after a few weeks!