Do you want to learn how you can stop procrastinating with diet and exercise so that you can just do the things necessary to finally lose weight and get in shape?
Well, if so, then in this article here I'm going to talk about 5 simple strategies you can put in place starting today to help you break away from the merry-go-round of hesitating to start a diet, then starting diets, stopping diets, and then repeating the cycle all over again.
If you put these proven strategies in place, you'll find yourself being much more consistent with doing the things necessary to transform your body.
When You Start Your Day Right, 9 Times Out Of 10, The Rest Of Your Day Is A Cinch!
First thing in the morning is a great time to set yourself up for having an incredible day in regards to health and fitness. This includes not only having the motivation to consistently make wise and healthy decisions for the remainder of your day, but also it's beneficial in a physical capacity as well.
What happens for the rest of your day when you do the right things in the morning are:
And so much more.
But, how do you get to experience all of those wonderful things above? Is it some magical pill you have to take? Nope! This is what I recommend you do...
1. Make sure you hydrate your body as soon as you awake with a large glass of water.
Your digestive system extracted a lot of water from your body while you slept the night before in order to process foods, and as a result, your body needs to be hydrated as soon as you awake. This will help boost your metabolism, increase your energy levels, and more.
2. First, make sure that you actually eat breakfast, and second, make sure you eat the right type of breakfast.
Eating a hearty breakfast every morning will help prevent cravings, hunger pangs, a loss of energy, and more. Also, ensuring you eat a good breakfast will help in keeping your metabolism running high.
3. If you drink coffee, limit your intake to no more than 2 cups. Excessive caffeine will cause you to lose energy later in the day... which in turn can cause you to lose motivation to exercise.
Bottom line, making sure you set your morning up for a winning day is one of the best things you can do to ensure you stop procrastinating with diet and exercise.
Where You Are Weak, Make It Easier For You To Get Adjusted...
What I'm referring to here is weaknesses with particular things related to dieting and exercising. Maybe these things are feeling lazy to cook and/or prepare healthy foods, or maybe you don't like doing cardio.
Here's what to do:
Using those 2 examples I mentioned above, as far as feeling lazy to cook and/or prepare healthy foods, you can get around this by simply cooking a large amount of healthy food (such as a healthy soup or pasta) at once, and just warm up your meals later in the microwave!
For cardio, you can do sport activities, fun activities, go walking in the park, sprinting up a hill, and more. In other words, you can make cardio FUN! You don't need to jump on the treadmill, elliptical, etc. in order to get a good cardio workout.
Improvise, Adapt, And Overcome...
One of the biggest things that prevents people from ever wanting to start a diet and exercise plan is the concern that they are going to face annoying setbacks that can end up causing them to give up.
What's the best way to get around setbacks?
Improvise. Adapt. Overcome.
What this means is that you have to get around those things that prevent you from achieving your goals.
To do this, you have to identify the things that cause you problems (such as maybe you can't stop eating specific bad foods). If this is the case, then what I recommend for you to do is to first avoid trying to just ignore the problem. Ignoring it is only going to make it worse.
What to do instead is to give in to your weakness... BUT... have a healthy alternative instead!
For example, let's take you having cravings for specific bad foods, and let's say the specific food is pizza...
If that's the case, you can easily make your own healthy pizza just by using whole wheat dough, organic homemade tomato sauce, healthy cheese, healthy meats (like chicken breast), and veggies (like green peppers)!
What if you can't stop drinking juice?
Well, you can simply get an affordable juicing machine, get yourself some fresh fruits, and make your own fresh (and VERY healthy) juice! That way you'll satisfy your craving for juice... but at the same time you'll be drinking something that will actually benefit your health... and not cause obesity related diseases!
You Do Good... Do Good For Yourself...
What I mean by this is that you have to reward yourself for things that you accomplish in regards to health and fitness.
Doing this will keep you motivated and focused. The way you can reward yourself varies, but basically, you want to ensure that you make your reward a very good one... BUT... for a very good reason.
For example: A very good reason for you to reward yourself is because you went an entire week without drinking any soda (provided that you had a serious addiction to soda). A very good reward for doing this would be that you can have a FULL cheat day!
You get the point.
Bottom line, work hard to achieving something big with your weight loss goals, and when you do, don't go soft with rewarding yourself... make it count! That is a nice little way to light a fire under you to WANT to start and stick to a weight loss plan!
Go On A Diet And Exercise Plan You Know You'll Stick To...
This is by far the smartest thing you can do. What better way to get motivated and avoid procrastinating than choosing a diet plan that YOU want to do, and choosing a fitness plan that you know you'll be willing to commit to?
In essence, to stop procrastinating weight loss, you have to discover yourself, find your weaknesses, adjust, and go and get the body of dreams!