Many people think they know how to start losing weight only to throw in the towel after a few days. Here are 5 things you need to do in the first week to set yourself up for longterm success.
It’s completely normal to get excited when that a-ha moment hits and you’re finally ready to start losing weight. Sure, you’ve had moments like this before…but this time feels different. You want to jump in and get started! But hold on…
I know exactly how you feel because I’ve been there. For years (decades) I couldn’t seem to make any weight loss efforts stick, even though I wanted it bad.
I finally got it together and committed to changing my habits. Instead of flying by the seat of my pants with food I started to meal plan and prep so healthy foods were ready to eat. This was huge! Actually, it still is. Then little by little I started to put in place other habits and routines and this made all the difference. For the first time I was losing weight!
However, I needed to do things very differently. I couldn’t just wake up and expect change. I needed to take the time to set up my life so losing weight became a priority and my new hobby.
That all started with the first week.
Like I said, when you’re first starting to lose weight it’s easy, and totally normal, to jump in head first without really thinking past the Lean cuisines. But if you want get past the first week, and make real sustainable changes, then you must think about the first week differently. You almost have to relearn how to start losing weight.