I talked a little about how I got stuck in a rut with some old habits and how I started to change my habits again this week. I figured I would give some tips on what I did to start changing my habits again. I am still struggling to workout everyday, which seriously, 1 month ago, no problem, now....I don't want to workout floods my head. I am still struggling, but here are some tips I am doing.
Tip 1: Working out. I change into my workout clothes first thing in the morning. Now I am stuck in those clothes until I shower, so I might as well workout.
Tip 2: Working out. Choose my workout beforehand. If I figure out what I am going to do beforehand, then when I get to my gym, I can't waste my time. I know what I need and want to do, just do it and get it over with.
Tip 3: Food. I went to Whole Foods and Tates Chocolate Chip Cookies were on sale. FML. Talk about my weakness. Well, two weeks ago, I bought a bag, and binged. I haven't done that in a while. Ever since, my sweet tooth has increased. Well, I have filled my house with strawberries, peaches, pears, and mangos. Any fruits that my body thinks of as "sweet" are now in the front of my fridge, or on the counter. There is no going for something else. Last night I had a pear and a mango, but it was a better choice than going and getting some cookies.
Tip 4: If you have food allergies, remove them from your kitchen. I just learned I might be gluten sensitive. Maybe that is why I am having such a hard time right now. I am struggling with changing my eating habits, and that is hard. Changing habits in food, work, and working out, all at once is a lot. I would recommend choosing one things to focus on first. For me, I think I haven't been working out as much, but I am working on getting rid of gluten and dairy. I am not being anal about it yet, but just trying new things, seeing what I might like, and trying to make those changes. I got in a habit of eating a sandwich for lunch everyday, because a nutritionist advised it, but turns out that now I can't have the bread, what do I do? It's a lot to handle all at once, so I am going slow with small changes. First I just cleaned out the house of gluten tempting things. I still have things for my fiancé, and guests, but the things I would want to eat, are now gluten free. For instance, I like to have pretzels every once in a while and no one else in my house eats them. I went and got gluten free ones yesterday. Perfect, now I have a salty snack. Yay!
Tip 4: Small changes. Like I mentioned in number 3, don't try and do it all at once. Make one change at a time. If you are a soda person, start by decreasing the soda. Don't think about anything else yet, just start there. Try flavored sparking water, or sparkling water, or juice, whatever you can stand, but can help you kick the soda habit. If you try to do soda, plus food, plus working out, etc, you will be overwhelmed, just like I was.
Try these tips, feel free to leave comments too.
My name's Amanda and this is a blog about my story and my life. My hope is to motivate some of you to get going on your weight-loss journey as well as help people along the way. If you have questions about how to get started, or anything else, feel free to ask.