Strength in Numbers
When it comes to achieving your goals, there is no reason to go it alone. Enlisting the help of others can often be the missing piece that separates success from failure.
Sometimes the hardest part of your workout is just putting on your gym shoes. Next time you're in that situation, tell yourself you'll exercise for just 15 minutes. Chances are that once you get started and the endorphins are flowing your excuses will disappear.
Know What You Are Doing
Too often we tell ourselves we'll exercise tomorrow morning and when the time comes, we find ourselves doing anything but exercising. Take time to plan exactly what you will do for your healthy meals and create a specific exercise regimen. Knowing what you're doing and when will allow you to tackle it head on and get the results you want.
Celebrate the Victories Along the Way
Focusing on achieving your goals is good, but don't forget to acknowledge the milestones you reach along the way. Mini celebrations will help you recognize your progress, motivate you to keep pushing forward, and realize a sense of accomplishment.
Use Preparation to Combat Indecision
When it comes time to exercise or have a healthy meal, sometimes your preparation can make all the difference. So go ahead, lay out your workout clothes the night before and prepare individual bags of healthy snacks prior to needing them.
The "Why" that Combats the "How"
Any goal worth achieving will require a little more sweat and tears than we're accustomed to giving. That's what makes it a goal - something that stretches and pushes us beyond what we're comfortable giving. Your best defense when the doing or the "how" gets difficult is having a powerful "why" at your disposal.
Eliminate the Negative Self-Talk
When you stop and listen to the little voice in your head, what do you hear? Starting today, eliminate "I can't" from your vocabulary and replace it with "How can I?" You'll be amazed at what you're able to accomplish.
Acknowledging that you are the one responsible for where you are can be a bitter pill to swallow, but it is empowering. The issue isn't the circumstances that we find ourselves in; the issue is how we respond to the circumstances. You have the power to change things and create a better and brighter life for yourself.
Rev Up Your Metabolism
When you keep your metabolism humming along, you’ll find it much easier to lose weight. The best ways to boost your metabolism are to eat a healthy breakfast or mid-morning snack, eat every three to four hours, eat all of the calories recommended to you on the BL program and drink your water.
Stick with the Program
The Biggest Loser eating plan recommends a menu for you based on your gender, age, height, current body weight and activity level. You’ll know you’re on the right track when you feel strong and satisfied, not hungry and deprived. Sticking with The Biggest Loser guidelines will make sure that you’re getting the right nutrients and energy you’ll need to meet your fitness goals, lose weight and improve your health.
Drink Your Water
The Biggest Loser recommends that you drink six to 10 cups or 48 to 80 ounces of water each day in addition to other fluids in your diet. Staying hydrated will give you an energy boost, help you feel more satisfied and help your body burn fat more efficiently.
Fiber Is the Key!
The Biggest Loser meal plan is packed with fiber, a nutrient that will help you feel satisfied with your menu and help you lose weight. The main sources of fiber are high-fiber breakfast cereals, beans (including peas), vegetables, fruits and whole grains. Track your fiber intake and strive for 25 grams per day or more.