A year ago, I blogged about my weight loss goals in preparation for my sister’s beach wedding. I had a one year old and was still trying to get those last few stubborn pounds off before putting on a bathing suit.
Almost one year later, I have for the most part maintained my weight loss. However, as we head into summer I decided that I wanted to step it up again. Even though I’ve continued to exercise daily, I’ve admittedly relaxed a bit on my eating habits.
I recently was invited to try out the new Medifast Summer Shake Up™ Kit free, and it couldn’t have been more perfect timing! I love the idea of a week-long “kick-start” to get back into good habits and hopefully see some awesome results! Plus, I know I can stick to it because it’s only seven days
I’m starting my Summer Shake Up™ Kit today, so I’ll report back with how it goes, but in the mean time, I wanted to share some of the things that have worked for me to reach my weight loss goals.
How to set weight loss goals that work:
Keep it real
Setting a realistic goal is key! Think “I want to fit my clothes more comfortably” instead of “I want to get back to my high school size.” Having realistic, do-able expectations will make sure that you’re not setting yourself up for disappointment.
Don’t fixate on numbers
Don’t get stuck on what the scale says on any given day. Rather, think of the scale as an indicator of overall progress. You want to see a general downward trend, but don’t expect the number you see to decrease every single day. I actually don’t even weigh myself each day, because I can tell if I’m losing weight by how my clothes fit.
Make it easy
Planning ahead and having everything you need already on hand makes it easier to stick to your diet and achieve your goals. That’s what I love about Medifast — everything I need for my week-long Summer Shake Up is all here and ready to go. I don’t even have to think about it!
You’ve got to eat to lose weight! Eating actually fires up your metabolism and helps you burn calories, so if you’re not consuming enough you can actually sabotage your weight loss efforts (plus it’s not healthy!)
The shakes are easy to mix for a quick breakfast — this is probably the most-skipped meal of the day, but it is SO important to fuel your body and get that metabolism going! Whipping up a quick shake or grabbing one of the bars as you head out the door will keep you on track, even when you’re busy.
I’m excited to get started with my Summer Shake Up™ Kit because I feel better when I eat better. If I look better in a bathing suit, well that’s just the icing on the (figurative) cake!
Stay tuned when I report back on the results of my first Summer Shake Up! I can’t wait to let you know how it goes and share some more tips for looking AND feeling great this summer!
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