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One of the biggest helps to staying on track that I find is to have the measuring cups, spoons and food scales on my bench beside where I dish up meals - and to USE them for everything.
So many people say they are just not motivated to exercise. Don't wait - just make an appointment like you would for the dentist or doctor or to do your taxes. Motivation comes as a reward along with increased energy , and a feeling of accomplishent and well-being.
Do not do it all at once. Build and take baby steps. Start with sleeping more, drinking 8 cups a day and making sure you eat breakfast lunch and dinner. Build upon it and add new things every week or two as you feel comfortable.
Don't try to overhaul your entire life in one day. Choose a new plan or two every week until your lifestyle slowly becomes healthy. Choose simple things first, like drinking 8 cups of water, but then work up to bigger changes, like running 2 miles every other morning! It really works!
When I first began a fitness program, I didn't always know all the moves or the steps. Really I didn't even always feel like going. But I just kept at it like I knew what was going on. Like I wanted to go anyway. Eventually I did want to go and I did know the moves. I just had to get started.
Pick an goal & then break it down into baby steps!! Now start with the first baby step....when you have mastered that step & it is a habit for you, take the next baby step.....and so on!!!! You will have achieved your goal & developed healthier habits in the process.....one baby step at a time!!!!
Trying to change a bunch of lifelong habits all at once can be too daunting and frustrating. Find maybe 2 things that you can focus on consistently until it becomes a regular part of your life. Every little change you make adds up to big changes towards a permanent healthy lifestyle. They count!