1. Make reasonable goals. Don't set too big of goals in too little of time. That could prevent you from meeting them, and when that happens it could discourage you.
2. Watch what you eat, but don't cut out something you love completely. Cutting out what you love will only make you crave it more and splurge on it if you have a weak moment. Enjoy what you love, but do so in moderation.
3. Focus on one thing at a time. Don't take on several tasks at once, it will overwhelm you. If your goal is to lose weight, focus on this process step by step. Work on your diet and get to where you're comfortable, then move on to your exercise plan and concentrate on that. It will be easier to tie those two things together for more success if you approach them seperately than to take on both tasks at once.
4. Focus on other positive aspects of healthier habits, instead of just the number on the scale. Not seeing your weight go down some weeks can get frustrating. So focus on your increased energy level after working out and eating right, how your clothes fit better, or how your yearly doctor's visit has shown improved health in all areas.
5. Have someone hold you accountable. Tell a friend or family member about your goal of losing weight and improving your health and have them encourage you. With someone else keeping an eye on you, you're not as likely to give up.
6. Have a success journal. Record your workouts, days of healthy eating, and how you felt accomplishing these things. It'll remind you of why you're doing this and how good it feels. Just reading your journal can keep you motivated every day.
7. Set rewards for youself. When you reach a goal, treat yourself to a shopping spree or a massage. You will train yourself to look forward to that goal by staying on track and motivated.
Thanks for reading! Have a great day!