My Tips…

In no particular order other than how they are flying out of my head, here are some tips:

-Invest in a food scale, measuring cups, and measuring spoons–use them.

-Pay attention to portions.

-Read nutrition labels. If you can’t pronounce it, think twice about eating it.

-Drink water. Drink water. Drink water. Sometimes you aren’t hungry; you’re thirsty.

-Skip the sugary drinks. AND the diet drinks.

-Eat breakfast and start that metabolism.

-Eat several times a day to keep your metabolism going.

-Plan your workouts like appointments and keep them!

-Keep a food journal.

-Let others know that you’re starting this journey. Broadcast it on social media–it helps to hold you accountable.

-Think about the reason you started. Keep that at the forefront of your mind. Then keep going.

-This isn’t a race. It takes time to lose the weight/gain muscle. Don’t give up. SERIOUSLY. Don’t quit.

-Treat yourself now and again. If you don’t have treats sometimes, you may be more likely to binge!

-Have a cheat meal now and again. NOT a cheat day.

-Stick to the perimeter of the grocery store. If you don’t buy junk, there won’t be junk in your house to eat.

-Work out, eat clean. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat.

-If you have a “bad” meal don’t let it wreck your entire day. Make that next meal healthy and don’t give up. It happens.

-If you don’t feel like working out one day, just get up and do it for 10 minutes. Once you start, you’re likely to keep going and finish.

-Watch your alcohol intake…it decreases your metabolism.

-Find a workout you like to stick to. Not everyone likes to run. Maybe Pilates is your thing. Find a workout that suits you!

-Invest in a heart rate monitor.

-Reward yourself for successes. But not with food. You’re not a dog!

-Take a “before” picture of yourself as a reminder of where you started and keep it for inspiration to keep going.

-Again, this isn’t a race. It will take time to see results. Don’t give up. DO NOT GIVE UP.

12 thoughts on “My Tips…

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    • Thanks Christy! I personally didn’t really notice anything until about 3/3.5 months later! Took a while for me to see changes…I just had to keep pressing on!

  2. patience is soooooooooo important. We didn’t gain it overnight, it’s not coming off that quickly either. Love you list. Printed it out and pasted it to my forehead. =)

    • Patience is KEY! And even though I know this, I’m still not as patient with myself as I should be. I too, am learning every day to give myself the time to do it! It’ll happen.

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  4. love your website and I am so glad you are doing this. I am currently on this loooong journey myself. I have lost 37.5lbs and counting. It has been baby steps, and I also had to wait 3+ months before I really saw the change, but i stayed persistant and consistant as time went on. I worked on my eating habits as well using myfitnesspal.com. My doctor has given me a goal, and I want to lose a bit more than that. I started at 229.8 and right now at 192.2. Doc says 150 is realistic, and I am going for it. Some weeks I lose, some I don’t. Its ok though, because I feel the change and “listen” to my body. Good luck to you and everyone else. Its tough, but Cherie is right, we are worth it! God Bless.

    • Hi Janet and thanks for stopping by!! Yup, it took me a good 3 months before I saw changes too! Consistency is definitely key! Congrats on your loss–we gain so much from it!! ;-)

  5. I have lost 14 lbs (as much fat as I want to lose). Now I am trying to tone and build muscle but its been 3 months of working out and about one month of SUPER clean eating. I haven’t seen much results and I am getting frustrated. Do you take any supplements or recommend anything to help pass that bump?

    • Hi Romi! Congrats on your 14lbs! I do take supplements, but the real work comes from the clean eating, weight lifting and cardio. The main supps I take are whey protein surrounding my lifting sessions, BCAAs, Glutamine, Fish Oil, and casein whey at night. :-D

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