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 Five Kilos 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.
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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!
7. Sleep In Your Workout Clothes
If you plan to train in the morning, you will feel more motivated to get up and go for that morning jog.
8. Plan Weekly Meals In Advance
Do all your shopping for the week on a Sunday or Monday including snacks, that way you will be less likely to opt for take away or fast food.
9. Use The Free Weight Loss Tracking Tool
It is a great tool to help you track your measurement, weight and exercise each day.
10. Don’t Quit If It Takes Time To See Results
It takes nine months to grow and nourish a baby, and it will likely take the same amount of time to lose that weight. Slow and steady is the key to long term weight loss, creating a real healthy mummy!
And finally – remember that slow and steady wins the race! You can and will get there if you take it one day at a time.