There’s something about September, whether it’s the hang-over of a new school year or the changing of the seasons (I’ve always been more of an autumn-winter girl than a spring-summer one), but I’ve always thought of September as a much better time of year to set yourself some goals or resolutions to help get your life in order. Continue reading “WHY SEPTEMBER IS THE BEST TIME FOR A FRESH START”
Last week I joined Slimming World. My first weekly weigh in was yesterday and I was pretty pleased to be down 5 1/2 lbs. I’ve often started diets, but I’ve always lost my motivation after a few weeks, or at best a few months. This time around I definitely feel more determined to stick at it until I reach the target I’ve set myself. Which got me to thinking about how to regain your motivation to lose weight.
I’m sure I’m not the only person who has fallen into the trap of having one bad snack and then writing the rest of day off, or often, the rest of the week because “I might as well start afresh on Monday” and then the next thing you know three months have passed and you’ve fallen so far off the wagon you can’t even see it it in the distance anymore. The wagon is a dot to you. (Bonus points if you get that Friends reference!)
So, instead of continuing to backtrack on any progress I had made, I’ve made a conscious decision to put on my big girl pants and jump back into the healthier lifestyle I’m trying to lead. I know this is something it feels like everyone says but honestly, if I can do it – anyone can do it. It doesn’t mean having to take huge steps and going full Gwyneth Paltrow. You can regain your motivation by making small changes, but start by making them today.
So, here are a few ways to stay motivated to lose weight: Continue reading “HOW TO REGAIN YOUR MOTIVATION TO LOSE WEIGHT”