The most common new year resolution is to lose weight / get fitter / eat healthier / say no to junk food.
We keep on procrastinating until one day we receive a wake up call like sickness of self or others.
And we finally decide to take matters in our hands. To regain our health & fitness.
We might have to change our lifestyle completely. But it is not easy as it sounds. I too have been there done that.
It is difficult to form habits, specially good habits, but we need to remember that nothing is impossible.
All you need is dedication, perseverance & eye to the goal.
And most importantly to be SMART!
❤ Make two lists – What you should eat & what you shouldn’t. This would help you in shopping smartly.
❤ Don’t give up on your favourite food completely. If you give up entirely, after a short time you will be back to your old diet.
❤ You can not make temporary changes. Unless you are sure you can do this for lifetime, do not try any fad diets.
❤ Do not tell your family & friends that you are going on a diet. Chances are you will be force fed things you wouldn’t want to eat. (Arre ek din khane se kucchh nahin hoga, etc etc) Rings a bell, doesn’t it? 😉
❤ Increase intake of your favourite fruits and nuts (not fruit & nut chocolate & not salted / fried nuts, ok?) They are definitely better than desserts and processed foods.
❤ Start cooking for yourself. Lesser calories taken, less expensive & infact you BURN calories while cooking! Win Win right?
❤ Don’t forget exercising! A healthy lifestyle is the one where everything is balanced. You can start with whatever you are comfortable with. Yoga / Walking / Gymming / Sports / Dance! Grab opportunities to increase your physical activity!
And when you can walk / run / jump effortlessly, start fitting in clothes one / two sizes less than you usually wear, and get all sorts of compliments, these changes these would be worth it!
So what are you waiting for? New Year / Monday / Birthday? Don’t! Do it now! There is no better time than NOW! 🙂