So you started a new routine and decided to change some things in order to take better care of yourself.
Working out four days a week and watching the sugar and alcohol and you still haven’t seen a change… Patience is key.
Any sudden change is an adjustment to your body.
For example, sometimes you actually retain water before you see the bloating disappear. Consistency is key! It won’t happen overnight, although we constantly dream it will. It’s a process that requires dedication and discipline.
For many years I rewarded a “great week” with celebrating over the weekend. Was I truly rewarding myself with crappy food and alcohol….no! All I did was take two steps back. I was sabotaging myself for years.When I finally hit a healthy weight/size and I learned how to maintain it.
Recently I felt I was no longer satisfied with where I am and knew I had to change things up. It’s not that I want more results, it’s that I have more work to put out! I love challenges and accomplishments…I live for them.
So I decided to make adjustments to my workouts and diet, in order to shake things up and better prepare me for the Spartan races and everyday workouts.
” Your body loves change, although many of us do not. We have to get comfortable with being uncomfortable to see results.”
Here are some tips for a better you:
- Start small and make easy lifestyle changes! It’s easier to accomplish small realistic goals and it keeps you motivated.
- Beverages containing sugar should be avoided. Drink water instead, infuse it with lemons…Yum!
- Avoid using sauces and dressings on your food, they can add unwanted calories in the form of sugars and sodium. Use Oil and vinegar instead, keep it simple!
- Aim to drink 125oz of water a day.
These small little changes will soon become a habit and a wonderful journey to a better, healthier you.
Author: Jennifer Colon
Jennifer Colon is a 44 yr old wife & mother of two teenagers. After being an educator for 15+ yrs she decided to retire early, raise her children and Focus on her health. Certified in fitness & Nutrition, Jenn seeks adventure and fitness challenges that push her to the next level. Her goal in life is to inspire others to take care of themselves and promote self love!