Health and Fitness Expert Stephanie Mansour delivers strategies to make your New Year’s resolutions for weight loss a success! Steph chatted with HLN to share lifestyle tips that help reality check your resolutions and show you how to foster a positive, happy YOU in the New Year.
It’s easy to feel motivated and in charge heading into the New Year! Want to keep the momentum going and make your big goals a reality?
Then, take a look at my top three New Year’s resolutions tips that I share with all my private weight loss clients.
Success is all about realistic and attainable goals. Find out how to stay motivated all year long and make 2018 your best year of health and fitness yet!
Reality Check Your Resolutions
A super common New Year’s resolution is to lose 20+ pounds. But how long do you think that should take? The average woman can only lose 1-2 pounds per week.
Unless you have the help and accountability of a weight loss coach, this is the norm. In other words, it’s nearly impossible to lose 20 pounds in one month, so instead go week by week and break your big goal down into smaller and more attainable chunks.
Make Your Goals Reality
Invest in a simple calendar where you can track weekly goals. As a weight loss coach, I recommend scheduling three days a week to exercise.
It’s also crucial to set aside one day a week to meal plan and prep.
Then, take a look at your entire week and scale back your expectations in case there is an unexpected party or work commitment that makes it impossible to meet your goals.
When you stay flexible with your schedule but committed to making healthy choices, you will steer clear of the vicious cycle of guilt that many women enter when they don’t live up to their fitness expectations.
Remember, it’s all about learning to view your choices as either healthy or unhealthy. When you make an unhealthy choice, don’t beat yourself up about it…just get back on track with the next choice you make!
When you’ve done something positive for your body and your health, then treat yourself! (But not with sugary or high calorie foods!). Treat yourself to a new sports bra, favorite perfume, or indulge in a facial, a night out at the movies, or new exotic fruit for your morning smoothie.
Whatever motivates you, use that as your reward!
If you want more tips on how you can lose weight and keep it off, make sure you join my FREE 21 day challenge at stepitupchallenge.com.