When you’re trying to drop a few pounds, there are some steps that have been proven to work, like controlling portion sizes, exercising regularly and adding more vegetables to your diet. But celebrity weight loss expertAutumn Calabresesays there’s another level to that to-do list: mastering the mental game of becoming the healthiest version of you.
She explains that the first step to making this positive life change is recognizing the only opinion about you that matters is your own. After helping thousands of people live healthier lives, this Beachbody Super Trainer has come up with what she calls “Autumn’s Attitude Adjustments” - these are the mindset changes she says will help you lose weight and stick with it.
- Choose your hard- It can be hard to pass up junk food to eat healthy and it can be hard to push yourself to exercise when you’re not feeling it. But Autumn says we have a choice and she wants us to choose the hard of health. She says when you choose to practice self-care, eat right and workout, the other hard stuff goes away.
- Know that motivation comes and goes- Some days you’ll feel it and others you won’t, but if you’re disciplined, you’ll stick to what you know will get you closer to your goals and not polish off a pint of ice cream in one sitting.
- You are what you eat- “Every single thing you put into your body is what your body becomes,” Autumn explains. “So don’t be fast, easy, cheap or fake.”
- Memorize a mantra- Repetition is powerful, both in doing reps of dumbbell curls for stronger biceps and in repeating a motivational phrase to strengthen your resolve. Find some words that speak to you, like “I’m doing this not for today, but every day” and keep saying them to yourself.
- Strive for progress, not perfection- Try not to let slow progress frustrate you, it’s still progress. Don’t let the scale be the only validation your healthy habits are working, look for victories like you have more energy, your clothing looks and feels better on you and you sleep better at night. That’s real progress worth celebrating and that can help you stay motivated, even on the hardest days.
Source:Eat This, Not That