Having a goal (or say target) at the beginning of each and every month is a great way to stay on weight loss track. For example, ‘In August I hope to lose 2-3kgs’; ‘In August I aim to drink 2-3L of water every day’; ‘This month I want to walk for 30 minutes, 5 times a week’.
Having a small and achievable goal to work for each month helps with motivation. Not to mention, hitting your goal at the end of the month is GREAT MOMENTUM for keeping up the good work, setting new goals and ultimately hit your MAIN GOAL sooner.
The thing is, sometimes in the middle of the month, we can lose our way slightly.
Here are some awesome tips, thanks to 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge Memeber, Alicia Sims, to help you ramp up your progress in the second half of the month.
Alicia’s incredible transformation on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge
Alicia has lost an incredible 27 kilograms since joining the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge in January 2017.
The Challenge helped her say goodbye to soft drinks, alcohol and reduce her consumption of takeaway. “….After seeing the positive changes I was making and the impact it had not only on my body but also on my self esteem, my hubby vowed to reduce his consumption of alcohol, cigarettes and junk food too.
“We were constantly bloated, lethargic and wasted many weekends lazing on the couch,” she says.
But not anymore. The Challenge helped change all that for both of them. Her husband has also lost weight – 5kgs! Alicia admits, “Our lifestyle has changed in so many ways, all of which have been for the better.”
After 8 rounds following the Challenge and seeing incredible results Alicia is sharing her best tips to push through motivation-slums and stay on track when it’s halfway through the month.
Over to you Alicia.
Alicia’s 6 tips to stay on track when it’s halfway through the month
1. Measure your progress
Weigh in, pull out the measuring tape and do The Healthy Mummy Fitness Test again. Compare your results with your initial measurements so you can see how you’ve fared in the first two weeks of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
2. Identify any weaknesses
What didn’t go well in the first two weeks? Did you struggle to commit to a certain habit? What went alright but could be improved?
3. Make a plan
Now that you know where you stand and what you need to improve, it’s time to figure out how you can implement changes to rock the second half of the Challenge.
Didn’t drink enough water? Make a plan to drink more, whether it’s by carrying a water bottle with you throughout your day, adding fruit to make it easier to drink or keeping yourself accountable with the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge App water intake tracker.
4. Be prepared
If you identified poor food choices as a problem area due to time constraints or being caught out unprepared, now is your chance to change it.
Meal plan, meal prep and make ahead wherever possible to eliminate the temptation of unhealthy convenience foods.
If you didn’t exercise as much as you had hoped, try getting your exercise gear ready the night before so you are ready to hit the ground running.
5. Be accountable
Be accountable. Find someone you trust to help you stay on track during the second half of the Challenge.
Whether it’s someone to exercise with, a helping hand in the kitchen or just someone to check your progress, knowing you aren’t alone is a huge motivator.
The Healthy Mummy Private Support Group is perfect for this if you don’t have a real-life support team.
6. Be realistic
A healthy, sustainable weight loss is around 500g-1kg a week.
With only two weeks left of the current 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, you should be aiming for a 1-2kg loss at most between now and the end of the month. Don’t worry if you haven’t met your goals so far, just focus on making the next 2 weeks your best yet.
More on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge
Our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is an affordable, customisable weight loss program PROVEN to help mums reach their weight loss goals.
Each month is NEW Challenge theme. For instance August is all about helping you BOOST your metabolism with food and exercise. Think recipes using and loaded with chilli, pepper, capsicum and ginger – ALL OF WHICH stimulate receptor cells in the body that increase fat mobilisation.
Our Challenge includes:
- 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
- Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
- Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
- Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
- Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels
- Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes!