Making a note of the things that will help keep you focused at the beginning of each month is a great way to stay on track with your weight loss journey.
Not only does it help with motivation, but it can also help you hit your bigger goals sooner.
Kate Jacklin, who has lost 18.5kg by following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, is a huge advocate for setting goals. She has kindly shared her top ten tips for SMASHING weight loss goals each month. Check them out below…
Kate’s 10 top tips to help you stay on track
Over to you Kate!
1. Meal prep
Meal prep. Make it a thing.
Get all of your snacks made, cut up your vegetables, make meals and freeze them. Your week will be SO much easier. By having meals prepared you can grab it out of the fridge/freezer and eat it instantly.
There’s no excuse and or reason to opt for takeaway or grab something unhealthy that way.
2. Write your main goals down
Put them somewhere you will see them regularly. For example on a mirror or inside a cupboard door. They will be a reminder of what you want to achieve.
3. Write down your smaller goals
Write down two or three short term goals and your goals for the month. Be sure to include what you are aiming to achieve in the next 28 days following the Challenge.
Again, pop these notes somewhere you will SEE all the time.
4. Plan your meals
When following the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, your NEW meal plans are released every Wednesday. Make Wednesday or Thursday meal planning day! Sit down, get your meal plan up and customise it for the next week.
5. Write out your groceries
Finalise your grocery list. Use your 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge App and print your grocery list out (or write it down).
I suggest doing your groceries right away if you have the time. This way you will have every ingredient needed for the week ahead, leaving you with NO reason not to follow your meal plan and stray from your weight loss goals.
6. Place reminders around your house
Have your meal plan visible. Write your meal plan down and put it in your kitchen where you can see it, giving you no excuse not to use it. Leave notes for yourself to drink more water. Leave yourself reminders to move more.
7. Drink The Healthy Mummy Smoothies
Purchase some Healthy Mummy Smoothie mixes, they are full of vitamins and minerals, delicious, quick and easy to make! They are a fantastic meal replacement. Even on the go – you will have great, healthy options to consume.
8. Reward yourself
Decide on a reward for the end of the month if you do achieve your short term goals. After all, you deserve it. You have been working hard. Whether it’s buying new active wear or getting your hair done. It will help spur you own.
Figure out a bigger reward for once you have achieved your main goal/s, something exciting! Perhaps a night away? A photo shoot? Pick ANYTHING you must to make sure YOU GET THERE!
9. Have breakfast every day
Fuel your body first thing every day. If you don’t fancy actual food, you can always replace breakfast with a Smoothie. Breakfast is KEY to kick starting that metabolism.
10. Put on active wear first thing
Jump into your active wear every morning! When you get a spare 10 minutes you can exercise.
The Tabata workouts on the 28 Day Weight Challenge are only four minutes long – everyone has time for that! There’s no excuses NOT to get moving.
Thanks for the amazing tips Kate!
Thanks for the amazing tips Kate! Keep up in the incredible work and thank you for empowering other mums on their weight loss journey.
More on Kate’s 18.5kg weight loss story
Kate says before she found The Healthy Mummy, she struggled to find clothes that would fit her.
“That feeling you get when you’re going out, have tried on multiple outfits, they’re all too tight so you end up wearing the same thing you’ve been wearing for the past few days.
“That is what I was feeling every day, none of my clothes fit and I didn’t want to buy new clothes because I was embarrassed about the size I would need to buy.”
“Thankfully, The Healthy Mummy was shown to me. I needed to stop eating a bag of M&Ms every day each day and get my own life on track in a healthy way. Which is exactly what the Healthy Mummy has taught me to do! I love telling people, ‘It’s not a diet, it’s a lifestyle.’
“Now when I go shopping to find a dress, I fit a size 8! I could not be happier. My body is now so much healthier and stronger than it ever has been.”
Join Kate on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!
If you are inspired by Kate’s before and after pics and want to take charge of your own health and weight – then join our 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge TODAY.
Each month has a NEW Challenge theme and next month’s theme is our Budget Booty Busting Challenge! Think fresh, healthy recipes and booty toning and tightening exercises programs!
With more than 3,500 delicious (and healthy) recipes, 350 exercises & 24/7 support – the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is designed (and proven) to help busy mums like you lose weight!
Our next round is the BOOTY BUSTING round!
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