Ok so Easter is over and hopefully by now the chocolate will have been eaten. There are about 12 weeks to July and hopefully some lovely summer sunshine and those wonderful, light summery clothes. If your body is not how you want it right now, then this is your chance to slim for Summer. Over the next 12 weeks I am going to share with you tips, hints, secrets and a great strategy to help you get that body you wish to have ready for July and your summer holidays.
I can’t do it for you, but I can support you. So if you are serious about getting into some gorgeous, sexy, summer outfits and want to be beach ready for your hols, then make the commitment now to get on board and do it. It’s easy when you know how, and as I said I am going to help you.
Right here, right now let’s make a start…..
Today we are going to look at PLANNING.
The first way you can boost your success in getting the body you desire and shedding those unwanted pounds is in planning. You’ve heard the saying: “To fail to plan…. is to plan to fail!” This is so true with weight loss. Planning is much stronger than will power. If I had a pound for every one of my clients who tell me”I don’t have time to exercise, I don’t have time to eat healthier”… I would be a rich woman and you know what, these are just excuses! So ditch the excuses, we are all busy people and let’s get planning:
1) first of all plan what type of healthy eating programme you are going to follow: it might be a group programme, an on-line programme or a 1-1 programme like the Weight Hypnotherapy and You programme that I offer. Decide for you what is going to be right for you. Are you more of a group person, who likes to be weighed in weekly and have a structured programme to follow; or are you like many of my clients need to have personal support to motivate you, inspire you, kick your butt (gently and metaphorically of course!) when you need it and will help you deal with issues as they arise. Find out what information you need, about how you join, how you pay, when you can start and do it.
2) Plan the day you are going to start this programme and note it in your diary.
3) Plan for the first week of the programme- what will you need to buy, cook, eat, how will you get support etc Planning in this way will probably save you time and money too as you wont be tempted to deviate from your list, to all the clever temptations that supermarkets offer you as you shop.
4) Make a “to do” list of what exercise you are going to do, when you are going to do it, who you could do it with etc, plan for any special occasions about how you are going to support yourself with your healthy eating (I will share some tips with you about Bank Holidays and special occasions in the next 12 weeks)
Most of all make your planning fun. How will you reward yourself (without food of course!) when you have done your first exercise session scheduled in your plan? How will you plan to celebrate your first week of weight loss? Enjoy yourself as you are actually planning to look more gorgeous and feel more fabulous with a view to making some changes to your habits and behaviours to help you keep the weight off.
In my next post we’ll look at setting your goals for weight loss, both short term and long term. Until then – happy planning!