Instead of diving right into the deep waters, I decided to focus on ONE change at at time. I started with EXERCISE since adding exercise was a healthy option that wouldn't 'deprive' me of what I LOVE the most, FOOD! lol It's been ONE month today and I am down 12 big ones!!
Month 2 I will focus a little more on my diet. I will decrease the amount of foods instead of changing the types or kinds of foods that I am eating. For example, instead of a whole cheesesteak, I will eat half. Month 3 I plan to add another change. Maybe I will ADD salads or more veggies..
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I focus on one day at a time. Making better food choices, pushing myself to exercise (cardio) and committing to strength training by scheduling appointments with a Personal Trainer. Focusing on changing one day at a time. I did not get this way (overweight) overnight and the changes I want to see will also not happen overnight.
You will slip up - you will make bad choices every once in a while. Focus on the big picture - and do not let these occasional slip ups derail your progress!
Set one small daily goal, write it in a journal, memorize it and stick to it.
Instead of thinking about how much weight I have to lose and how much time it will take, I now set only one small, daily goal first thing in the morning. I write it in my journal so I don't forget and make it official, then I only focus on this goal for the day. I set a different one the next day.
This forces me to only focus on today and to take it one goal, one step at the time.
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