You’ve probably heard the phrase, “If you don’t like starting over, stop quitting.” Well, it’s true. How many people do you know who start a plan, quit, gain a bunch of weight, then start over? Maybe you’re that person. Let me tell you that yo-yo dieting is not healthy and wellness is about lifestyle changes, not quick fixes.
The goal is to keep going! The goal is to make changes that are maintainable for life. The goal is to make changes that are permanent.
What can you commit to?
Working out 30 minutes 4-5 days a week.
Drinking 8 to 10 glasses of water a day.
Eating vegetables with every meal.
Lifting weights several days a week.
Refusing to eat past 9 PM.
Limiting consumption of fast food.
Limiting consumption of sweets and complex carbs.
Eating every 4 hours.
Switching to healthier portions.
Cooking most of your own meals.
Eating lean protein, fruits, and vegetables instead of fatty, greasy, sugary options.
Drinking green tea and consuming antioxidants.
Sleeping 6-8 hours a night.
The list above is doable. Once you commit to changing your life, you will feel better and crave less fattening foods.
It’s so much easier to put the weight on than it is to get it off! And as you age and the effects of yo-yo dieting set in, the more challenging it is to get the weight off. Your metabolism will betray you.
Now that the Get Ripped Competition is over, I started Phase II with my coworkers. Anyone who loses 5% or more body fat will be entered to win a cash prize! I want them to keep going. I want to keep going!
Are you pumped to stay in it for the long haul? You can do this! I believe in you. Don’t start and stop. Keep going.