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It's easy to look at the final project, but it's important to make sure you allow yourself to have many small victories along the way. A special treat if you exercise a certain amount per week, or lose a pound or two. Always reward EVERY accomplishment, and the big picture will be the grand prize!
I gave up on the late night snacks. If I feel like I really need something, I will take a piece of fruit or some raw veggies like baby carrots, some slices of cucumber or a stalk of celery. This seems to quench the urge and keeps me on track.
I had to get creative after surgery on both of my feet. YOUTUBE to the rescue! In addition to videos for chair aerobics, I also use ZUMBA videos and follow along most of the arm movements. FUN and calories burned from the chair. Great work out.
I encourage you to take measurements and keep record in a notebook. When things don't seem to be moving along for me it is a great boost to see that one year ago I was ten pounds heavier and ten inches larger! Week by week I may not see improvement, but the big picture shows I've made progress.
My mantra has become, "If it's uncomfortable, I must be doing something right". If measuring my food and exercising aren't necessarily 'comfortable' or convenient, then that's a good sign I'm doing something right and making changes. Eventually these things will become my new 'comfort zone'.
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