Getting back on track! Sticking to a healthy eating plan isn’t always easy! Sometimes, you just have to accept that life gets in the way.
While you have good intentions, you may find yourself at a friend’s barbecue or at a restaurant for a birthday party, and there’s nothing super clean and healthy to eat. We’ve all been in these situations. And that’s okay!
The important thing to remember is, a not-so-perfect treat here and there is okay. A day without exercise is okay. And a take out dinner once in a blue moon – is fine too. You can fall off the weight-loss wagon from time to time and still see results. It’s just about GETTING back on track afterwards.
Cicily Goodwin shares with us how she managed to lose 56kg with help of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge and managed to get back on the wagon every time she slipped off.
Top tips for getting back on track when you’ve fallen off the wagon.
Throughout my 56kg weight loss I hit many speed bumps, I fell off track so many times! But after a while I realised that’s just part of life, we go on holidays, have celebrations, go out and live. These things can mean we don’t always eat on point, but accepting that you will have “bad” days and learning to get past them is key to weight loss results!
Firstly, don’t be disheartened if you see the scales go back up, it’s our body’s natural response so instead of letting it get you down, you need to pick yourself back up and regain that motivation.
Here are some tips on how to do this (things that worked during my own weight loss journey)…
Get yourself excited to eat, your motivation is priceless so really go for it! Try some new ones, or old favourite ones, but make it a banger that you WANT to stick to!
2. Plan physical activities
Whether it be scheduling a workout or a walk with friends and your babes in the pram. Try a new fitness class or start a new active hobby, whatever works for you, find ways to get yourself out and your body moving.
3. Look back to where you started
Reassess all the reasons why you started and what it means to reach your goals. Write them all down again, invest your time and energy into all those positive changes you are going to make and get excited!
4. Do the 3 day cleanse
Three days is great because it’s achievable to stick to the plan completely because you only have to do it for 3 days!! and will also give you a kick start in those results while your body detoxes. I often did this after a “whoops I bought takeaway and ate all the chocolate” kind of slip up. Read more about the 3 day cleanse here.
5. Make a mini challenge for yourself
For example, 4 kgs in four weeks. Just focus on those four weeks and really giving it your best. Even allow yourself 2-4 cheat days, but smash it out the rest of the time and really give it everything you’ve got! Start building all of those good habits back up: Have your two smoothies a day, your Supergreens, take your metabolism support and your apple cider vinegar, drink your water, have a lemon water first thing.
If you’re REALLY stuck, make a reward system so that every time you hit a goal, you can spoil yourself with something. Make it something you really want, e.g. your nails/hair/lashes done, a tattoo, a new dress, a getaway, anything!
6. Make a motivation board
Put inspiring quotes and motivational photos on there. A large piece of cardboard paper does the job for a cheap price. Include your goals and a way of tracking them e.g. check off every 1kg you lose. Make it as simple or as pretty as you want (but why not make it pretty with some colour, glitter or stickers?!), hang it somewhere you’ll see it, and add to it whenever you’re feeling slumped!
7. Write in a diary or journal
Make weekly goals and check in each day to keep yourself honest and accountable about how you’re doing. Keep it positive, focus on solutions and not on “failures”.
8. Believe you can do it
Because you absolutely can! Go through the private support group and look at all the transformations, get inspired by other mums doing it too.
Tell yourself this is it, you’re doing it & you’re not stopping. Get yourself excited because YOU are about to set yourself on fire guns blazing towards your goals. Your attitude determines your direction, so get it in the zone!
Cicily’s 56kg weight loss story
“I used to blame my problems on others, now I realise I was just unhappy in myself but in too much denial to see it,” says Cicily.
Cicily reveals she used to buy maternity clothes when she was at her heaviest.
“I used to buy maternity clothes just because they were stretchy and forgiving. Now I can buy tight denim,” she says. “I used to buy daggy undies, now I buy whatever I want because it all comes in my size.
“I used to wear size 24 tights, now I can fit both of my legs in one leg hole.”
What’s more, Cicily states that the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge is not a diet but a lifestyle change!
“I’ve lost a lot of weight with The Healthy Mummy. I cannot recommend it enough. It’s a new world. But that’s not the great part about it,” says Cicily.
“It’s not the number on the scales that makes me happy…it’s walking past a mirror and not hating what I see!”
Join Cicily on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!
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