Thursday, August 15, 2013

Getting Real: The First Few Weeks

We all know how diets start: You’re super motivated for the first few days, eating extra healthy and working extra hard because you’re just extra awesome. Then, by the end of the week, you’re feeling fat as your sit on your couch in yoga pants, eating your feelings.

Getting past the first few weeks of this new lifestyle change hasn’t been easy, but I truly believe I have equipped myself for the journey by keeping the “extra awesome” feeling going.

How did I do it?

At the end of Week One, I treated myself to a new hair cut. As simple as it was, it gave me an extra wave of confidence that I continue to ride. Here’s a look at the new do (it’s nothing dramatic!):

At the end of Week One, I treated myself to a mini shopping spree. Now, this might seem strange as I am ultimately looking to lose weight and get fit, however, it was an essential part to one of my new rules. Each day, I hold myself accountable to ALWAYS being well dressed. Quick run to the grocery store? No Yoga pants—a style blouse, jeans, and easy make-up are the way to go.

The better I dress, the better I feel and I believe that if I continue to associate these great feelings with my new lifestyle, the easier it will be to stick to.

During Week Two, I had my first meal (read: THREE MEALS) out since the beginning of my change. Because I had planned to go out, I was REALLY good the rest of the day and if I splurged, it was very minimal, with a taste here or there. The best part? I didn’t feel deprived once!

I know I still have a ways to go, but I am proud that I am two and a half weeks in and still going strong!

How do you continue to feel good about yourself?

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  1. These are such great tips! I'm in the middle of a lifestyle change myself and will definitely be using these to keep on the right track.

  2. That's amazing that you've stuck with your new lifestyle change this long! I always fall apart after a week. I love your haircut, by the way!