You’ve set those goals for getting healthier, losing weight, exercising, or perhaps even building up some muscle and getting that toned and fit body you’ve always been envious about in those fitness magazines. If you’re at a point where you feel discouraged—maybe even taken some steps backwards in your journey of achieving a healthier, happier, more confident YOU—then here are some great ways to get back on track…and keep you going:
1. Consistency is key. After all, that’s how habits are formed. When you stop doing something, then you lose those benefits you were getting. For example—exercising or remembering to take your PureTrim Daily Complete vitamins, probiotics, and supplements. If you’re not on a good multivitamin then there’s a pretty good chance you have vitamin, mineral, and/or nutrient deficiencies—which is a huge red flag with your health and weight loss goals. Good quality probiotics are vital in regulating your intestinal tract and boosting your immune system. Here’s a short video where I explain some of these points. So do your best to stay consistent with your fitness and natural health supplement regimen. If you need help in adjusting products, doses, etc. then message me anytime.
2. Start tracking. Now that you’ve put up a good fight in sticking to those goals or resolutions, it’s time to start tracking your progress. Write down your accomplishments in a journal or on a calendar. Research shows that keeping a record of your journey ups your chances of keeping your resolution. If you’re trying to lose weight, I encourage you to keep track of those calories. CalorieKing.com is a great place to determine what your daily calories should be based on your unique body and activity level. Check out my video: 1 Thing You Can Do Right Now To Lose Weight.
3. Reward yourself. As you work toward your goals, make a point to celebrate your success—big or small. Treat yourself to a new gym outfit, a mani/pedi, or even a small indulgence in a tasty treat—and make sure to reward yourself “immediately and every time” you achieve even a small goal. Reinforcing your progress can keep you moving in the right direction to achieve your goal.
4. Choose the right hangouts. You want to put yourself in environments that will help, rather than hurt you in accomplishing your goal. Limit your exposure to situations that could derail your success. For example, if your goal is to eat healthier, skip pizza night out with your girlfriends. If you’re trying to quit smoking, don’t spend time in a smoky bar. Having a strong support system is essential too. So surround yourself as often as possible with people who support you and lift you up—not bring you down.
5. Think happy thoughts. There’s something to be said about the power of positive thinking. Research shows that people who have a “glass is half-full” mentality are more likely to succeed. Your attitude can make a difference between what you do, and what you fail to do. Staying positive and praising yourself for small steps will keep you on track to the finish line. I encourage you to come up with a couple of positive affirmations that you say to yourself every single day. You can even Google affirmations and find the ones that best meet your specific goals. Your mind is a powerful tool and your way of thinking will hugely impact you on your health journey.
6. Snap back from slip-ups. Most people who ultimately achieve their goals may let them slide at times–so remember that a slip-up isn’t necessarily a fall. Giving up on your goal because of one setback is like slashing your other three tires because you got a flat. So just pick yourself right on back up and recommit to your goals. Don’t let one missed exercise class end your workout program or one hot fudge sundae derail your diet. In fact, one study showed that 71% of people who kept their resolutions said their first slip actually made them stronger!
Best of luck in your journey to a healthier, happier, more confident YOU. Believe in yourself and you will achieve more than you ever thought possible.