Losing weight is tough and at times you may feel like giving up. But HANG IN THERE!
Healthy mummy Clare Poole has lost 23kgs over the last 18 months with the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and Healthy Mummy Smoothies. While she is incredibly proud of her weight loss results, Clare admits she too has experienced plateaus on her journey.
Here are Clare’s TOP FIVE TIPS to help you stay on track when you feel like giving up.
When she started to lose weight, Clare would easily lose a kilo a week, sometimes even more.
“After about six months, my body got used to eating well so I upped my exercise. Now I am lucky if I lose two kilos a month.”
Clare’s hit two pleataus that lasted about three months each, and no matter what she did, the weight just wouldn’t budge.
“Old me would have grabbed the nearest block of chocolate and demolished it.
“Here is why it is different this time. You see, giving up is easy when things don’t go our way. It’s much easier to walk away than it is to put in the effort, especially if we feel like we are getting nowhere.”
We LOVE non-scale victories. After all, the scales only tell ONE side of the story. What’s more, we have to remind ourselves they are not the ONLY way to measure weight loss success.
The scales don’t exactly tell us how well we have been eating, how good we are feeling and our change in attitude and confidence.
Clare says, “When it all feels like it’s not going to plan, we need to dig deep, re-focus and keep moving towards our goals. Giving up means we never reach those goals. Pushing through means we are still working towards them.”
“It may feel like snail’s pace, but anything that takes us forward is still moving us in the right direction.”
Take a look at those goals of yours and remember WHY you are here and why are you doing this etc.
Make a smaller goal such as ‘I will do 30 minutes of exercise every day’ or ‘I will stick to my meal plan’ etc.
After all, smaller goals are MORE realistic and EASIER to achieve…quicker – meaning a boosted sense of confidence and motivation.
The reason being when you get to the end of the day you can see what you ate. Are there a lot of sweet things? Perhaps too many carbs? Then you can then adjust your food for the next day.
Above are Clare’s creations (top left: chocolate coated almonds, top right: sesame and sweet potato dip, bottom left: chocolate chip banana bread, bottom right: waffles) the recipes for all which can be found on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
Those scales don’t measure anything but weight. You may have gained muscle and lost fat. So take photos and measurements.
This is your journey, it isn’t a race and it doesn’t have an expiry date. It is forever and no matter how long it takes, if you never give up, you will get there.
What awesome motivation Clare, thanks for your top tips!
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