Losing weight can be hard enough already, but adding a job and kids in the mix can be a real challenge.
But it does not have to be!
Here are 3 tips to get you to your goal weight
while keeping you, your boss and your kids happy!
Go beyond the scales!
Create a goal for yourself that is not just a number on the scale. What do you want your new body to look and feel like? What will you do more of when you reach your goal? Will you have more energy? Will you feel sexier? Will you be more active with your children? Will you be able to work with more clarity? Really get clear on how you will feel. Then turn your goal into a short statement, just a couple sentences long and repeat it daily with the purpose of bring up the feelings of what it will feel like to achieve your goal.
Preparation is key!
The single most powerful thing you can do to achieve weight loss is to change the way you eat. There are other factors that affect weight such as exercise, reducing stress and getting enough sleep, but changing the way you eat is the most effective way to lose weight. If your lacking in time, the time you do have will be best spent focusing on what you are and are not eating. A whole food, plant based diet has been proven to be the healthiest and most efficient way to lose weight. If you need more help with this check out my programs and coaching options where I help you transition to a whole food, plant based diet. Once you have made the choice to change your diet you can begin to prepare your food in advance. This will free up more time during the week, and help you to stick with your new program.
Involve the kids....or don't!
Some kids love to be in the kitchen and some moms love to have them there. Other kids hate it and so do their moms. Figure out which scenario best fits your family and stick with it. If you and your kids love being in the kitchen have them help you make popsicles out of smoothies, let them choose what goes in their wraps or tacos, or let them mix up the fruit salad. If you would rather spend your time preparing food in peace send them off with dad or a movie for a bit, put on some good music and relax into the food prep. There is no need to make this time of the week a negative one. Finding ways to enjoy it will help you to look forward to it and make it be a breeze to keep up with.
I hope these tips help you to keep your boss, your kids, and of course YOU happy, while losing weight.
I know you can do this! Even when we are busy we can always find the time to do the things that are truly important to us.
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Good luck on your journey to creating your most Vibrant Life,