- Set realistic goals
- Don’t overdo
- Exercise correctly
- Recuperate properly
- Commit to nutrition and supplementation
- Seek advice and support
Set realistic goalsWhen beginning your new program, keep in mind that it’s a marathon, not a sprint. The extra weight wasn’t gained overnight, and it will not be lost overnight. The goals you set need to be challenging without being overwhelming. You want to be able to visualize yourself reaching the goal. It’s also important to have a plan:
- Set specific goals: Goals such as ‘lose weight’ can be too vague and usually lead to frustration. Be precise!
- Have a timeframe: It is important to have a target date. This will help you stay motivated and give you something to work toward. Mark it on your calendar!
- Measure your success: As you go through this journey, measuring the little victories along the way are critical, especially for your mental state. This can be done in several ways such as monitoring your weight, bodyfat, and how your clothes fit. Take the time to record your successes!