Starting the new journey of a healthy life? Intimidated and not sure what to do first? I suggest baby steps. No need to drop down to a 1200 calorie diet, eat clean and workout for an hour a day from the get go. Small changes can make a huge difference. First make changes in your mind and pantry.
The first thing I did when my light bulb went off and I knew I had to get healthy was that I openly posted it to Facebook so I was fully committed. Telling 350+ people was my way to hold myself accountable and have the motivation to fully commit. Yes, posting a scale picture to Facebook so everyone can see it isn’t for everyone, but I must say it was an eye opening experience and the support I received was wonderful. I was with the majority and not fully happy with my body and life. I was in the minority fully taking ownership of it and committing to do something about it. Tell your husband, your kids, your BFF, your co-workers or your mom. Who knows, they might want to join you and it’s a lot easier to do this with a friend (or two…or twenty).
Step 2: Purge the Junk Food
Potato chips in the pantry and ice cream in the freezer won’t help you get healthy. Get rid of them. Don’t hide them. Throw them out or donate them to a local food pantry. Why torture and test yourself every time you open the pantry door. If you only have healthy choices at your house, that is what you’ll eat. It will be tough at first. Refined sugar and all of the processed foods are addictive but also make you feel terrible. So set yourself up for success by only having healthy choices in arms reach. Fruits and veggies are the way to go.