Do you find yourself losing interest in staying healthy or in exercising? Maybe you were enthusiastic and dedicated. Then, you suddenly find your interest fading in doing exercises. Then, you go back to your old habits. What if instead of making huge changes to your life, you choose to make small changes? Simple changes to your life will help you stay healthy.
Rethink your role model
Barbie dolls may have been your role model as a child, but then they are six feet tall, have thin legs and a thin waist. Moreover, they have the extra inches up their chests and are too skinny to be role models as children grow up. In fact, you should rethink your role model because it will help you to accept yourself for who you are and make you motivated enough to go to the gym. Remember – it all begins in the mind.
Feel good about yourself
Be sure that the people around you want to make you feel good. It does not matter what your health condition or your size is. If you have friends, who encourage you to smoke, drink alcohol or skip the gym, then it is high time you find friends, who can help encourage you to cultivate some good habits. Do not be hung up on the number of pounds you weigh. Instead, eat healthy and exercise. That is more than enough to live a healthy life.
Know what makes you eat more
If you want to stay motivated, then you should consider knowing what your problem areas are and having a plan to deal with them. Do you use food to cope with depression, boredom, rejection or even personal success? Think of healthier ways to cope with your mood swings. Instead of eating food every time you feel something, In addition, try to avoid bingeing on foods whenever you feel disappointed, bored or even dejected. Fill your kitchen with plenty of fruits and vegetables so that whenever you feel tempted to eat, you can simply chew on one of them.
Find a cheering section
Many people need a cheering section or someone who can help them muster their courage and determination. It does not matter who gives the support – your spouse, co-worker or your friend. Think of four to five people, who might be in your cheering section. Talk to these people and ask them how you can get help from them along with some motivation to visit your gym or to cultivate healthy food habits.