What is the most important thing when you step on the scale each week? Your weight? No. It is not your weight as much as it is the change you made in your eating habits and exercise efforts. These are the behaviors of a healthy lifestyle and the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to CHANGE your HABITS. It is not just to lose weight.
So, if you step on the scale and you are happy with the effort you put in this week to eat better and exercise more, you are successful. No matter what the scale says, you are improving your life and moving in a positive direction. The reality is that if you are making improvements, you weight will decrease over time. Also, make sure you are accountable to someone who is honest. We are not always honest with ourselves, which is why we need our Perfect Solutions Nutrition Coaches.
On the other hand, if you step on the scale and you are not happy with your efforts and know you could have tried a lot harder. Don’t get discouraged. Take it as a hard lesson and look at what you want to change next week, so you can get back on track and change your behaviors. This again is where your coach can give you ideas and recharge your motivation batteries.
This is the change you really want. This is the change that lasts. After all, who wants to spend their whole life fighting the same habits! That is a lot worse than working now to change them. Stay focused during the Holidays. Remember, it is easier to lose 10 pounds than 10 plus 10 Holiday pounds which would be 20. Make it your goal this Holiday to at least keep your weight where it was on December 1st.