The saying “New Year New Me” isn’t popular for no reason. The new year is the time that many of us decide to make a change to our health and lifestyle, which is where the Healthy Mummy challenge can help.
It’s at this time that people should revisit their new year’s health goals. What were they? Are they working? Do they need revising or revamping? Do they or you need reinvigorating?
The reason why it is so important to revisit your goals for a new and healthy lifestyle is because you need to re-motivate and cement the ideas into your everyday life.
Here are five steps to make sure you are on track with your Healthy Mummy weight loss goals and keep moving towards them. You can also use the FREE Healthy Mummy Challenge to help you stay motivated and on track.
And remember, health is a journey, not a destination and small steps will win the race, we promise.
Find where you have written your goals for the year. What were they? Do they still apply or are they still important to you?
As a mother, this is an incredibly important point. We do have a lot on our plates, and we often feel responsible for the well-being of the whole family. So although your health is incredibly important, is going to the gym five times a week realistic and doable or is it a goal that will fall by the wayside and not be achieved?
It is critical that your health goal is actually realistic and is a goal aligned with your life as a mother as well. If you need some help with resetting your goals, check out how to set SMART goals.
In the same vein, you cannot become complacent with point 2 and use excuses. Yes, going to the gym five times a week for two hours without help with a 3-month-old may not be achievable and unrealistic. But you can fit in exercise five times a week if you really want to arrive at your health goal. You just have to find the space for incidental exercise.
This is when you need to revisit the goal, maybe reset it and then UP IT! If you want to walk five times a week. Do it, and then UP IT by changing one of the five days to a run or a dance session at home. Throw in something so that it is not repetitive and boring.
Up’ing’ it will keep the goal alive.
This point has similarities to point 3 in that you need to keep your goals alive by re-energising them as to re-energise and remotivate yourself. Why do you want to achieve this goal?
As we said before, health is a journey, not a destination. So make sure you motivate yourself along the way.
Give yourself mini goals and celebrate. For instance:
Motivation is very personal, so it is what drives you. Find it, bottle it, and then use it to keep you going.
Once you have re-evaluated your goals from the new year, cement them and communicate them to either yourself out loud, written on the wall or in the bathroom (or diary) or communicate them verbally with your partner, friend or parent. You are accountable to yourself but by communicating them to someone else, you make yourself accountable to another person, which, in fact, it may motivate you further when they ‘check’ in on you.
The beginning of a new year is the PERFECT time to kickstart your healthy lifestyle with the FREE Healthy Mummy 2023 Challenge.
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We hope these fab tips, tricks and recipes help you stay motivated and on the path to a happier, healthier you for the new year. Plus help you kick those Healthy Mummy weight loss goals ready to be a healthier you.