Now that Autumn has well and truly arrived, motivation to stay ‘on track’ is a little more difficult. In fact, the dropping temperatures can make your weight loss efforts so much more difficult. For example, it may have been easy for you to spring out of bed and have an early morning walk during summer – but now this prospect does NOT have the same appeal. And as motivation to exercise decreases, so to does the desire to lose weight! Baggy tracksuits and thick socks hide many a sin – and these sins can be forgotten about until it is time to pull off the loose clothing in Spring!
So how can you stay on track over Winter?
- Put a picture of a slim woman / man in swimmers on the refrigerator door. Every time you prepare a meal (and those times when you are dying to ‘sneak’ a treat), you will be faced with the reminder of how you want to look by the time summer approaches. Through looking at an image of ‘what you want to be’, this will serve to remind you to keep up the good work in the winter.
- Reward yourself! Get targets for yourself and treat yourself to something you really want (not chocolate!) when you achieve these weight loss milestones. Little rewards like going to the movies, or making an appointment at a beauty salon are great incentives.
- Sometimes, you just need the support and encouragement of others to keep you focussed: which is exactly what The Natural Way can offer you! In addition to our tasty meals and fantastic formulations to help support your body while you lose weight, our caring consultants are by your side all the way. You will visit the clinic each week for your own personalised ‘pep talk’ and their motivation and expertise will ensure you stay on track over the long, cold winter. To find out more about our weight loss programme, call 1300 SLIMMER (7546637) or visit our website: www.thenaturalway.com.au
And if you have a bad day, and go off the rails – don’t worry! You are only human and providing you get back on track as soon as possible, the effect on your weight loss will be minimal.
The poem below (by an anonymous author) is a good one to read for those times when it all seems a bit too hard…
If you have started out in pursuit of your goal
And you have really tried with your heart and your soul,
But somehow things got out of control
When you have tried your best to do what you should
And you thought this time that you surely would,
But once again, you did not do good
When you have worked so hard to follow a dieters way
And you fought to win a victory each day.
But one more time you went astray
When you have tried so hard to yourself to be true
And do the things that you know you should do,
But once again you failed to come through
When the road to success seemed much too long
And each temptation was oh so strong
And once again you gave in to wrong
When you have told your friends what you planned to do
And trusted them to help you through
But soon discovered it is up to you
When you know you must be physically fit,
But your hope seems gone and you are stuck in a pit
That is not the time for you to quit
When the week seems long and successes few
And at weigh in time you are feeling blue,
Remember tomorrow is just for you
To start again means a victory is been won
And starting over again means a race well run
And starting over again proves it can be done
So do not just sit there