Depending on which path you choose for weight loss, get the necessities ready. This does not necessarily mean to throw out anything more than 50 calories, purchasing crate loads of salad and fat free butter, or buying thousands of dollars in gym equipment or memberships, buying spandex and tee shirts. None of that may be necessary depending on your chosen program.
Depending on what program or method you’ve chosen, get ready. Day one of your new lifestyle shouldn’t involved being stressed out over not having the right notebook for tracking, or the right shoes for spinning class. Get the things you’ll likely need and make sure that you’re ready. Don’t give yourself any excuse not to get started on your new lifestyle.
If you’ve chosen to start a walking program, research and purchase new walking shoes and comfortable clothing. If you’ve chosen to weigh and measure for food for a calorie count, buy a set of measuring cups and food scales. In any case, get the necessities to help start you off right.
Perhaps the most necessary item of all is the one that can make or break your plans: the mind. Getting your mind ready is something you and you alone can do. It might mean envisioning yourself throwing away half a box of cookies. It might mean starting a journal or thoughts, feelings and emotions. It might mean talking to yourself, praying, counseling or even meditation. Whatever it is, get your mind into the game first and foremost. the mind is likely the biggest and most powerful weight loss tool there is.
As this is step two of the New Year, New You, you should like have at least an idea of what program or changes you are aiming for. Now it’s time to get your mind around the idea as well as get prepared for what’s coming. Preparing mentally for the challenges, and the road blocks that might get in the way of your new found motivation and determination can help side step any problems that arise.