Most of us want to lose weight, but we want to do it FAST!
Once we decide to get healthy, change our diet and exercise more, we all expect ‘quick fixes’. That’s just one mistake you can make if you are embarking on a healthy kick after signing up to the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.
We’ve pulled together a list together of some of the most common blunders people make when they’re looking to make a change. In fact, these mistakes could be SLOWING you down from reaching your goals!
Here’s how to rectify that…
1. You go too hard, too soon
It’s great you have so much enthusiasm from the get-go, but don’t burn yourself out too quickly, mamma!
You want to get in shape but pushing yourself too hard in the beginning could result in an injury and set you BACK!
Slow and steady wins the race. Start slow and build it up slowly.
2. NOT increasing calories
As crazy as this may sound, make sure you have checked your BMR on The Healthy Mummy app as you may be guilty of NOT eating enough throughout the day to keep your sugar levels up.
In fact, if you have been skipping brekkie and then eating a large lunch or dinner, chances are your body isn’t getting enough calories so it’s storing energy as fat rather than burning it off!
3. Beating yourself up
Stop the cycle of negative thinking! You’ve decided to do something positive and that should be commended.
However, by constantly beating yourself up, it could be derailing your efforts. Be positive, you will get there.
4. Not training hard enough
Some people start gung-ho, but others may be nervous about exercising – in some cases for the very first time.
Not everyone knows how the gym equipment works and it can be quite daunting! We suggest you start by walking every day and moving your body for 30 minutes then building yourself up.
If you’re too frightened to go to the gym, the good news is our Healthy Mummy app has a HEAP of exercises you can do from the comfort of your living room!
5. Expecting results too soon
We all want to see the results from our hard work but be patient. If you’ve put the work in, it will pay off. Things don’t happen over night.
If you’re worried you aren’t seeing results over a period of time, then speak with your GP to give you a medical check to make sure everything is okay.
6. Cutting out whole health groups
Many of us have been lured in by crazy weight loss diets for ‘quick fixes’.
Sure, while some of us may see a quick drop in weight while following a soup-only diet or some sort of liquid detox – the reality is – when we come off these plans – the weight just piles back on.
7. Rewarding yourself too much or not enough
While it’s good to celebrate your wins, keep the rewards – if they are food rewards – in check. You don’t want to reverse all your hard work, after all!
Maybe treat yourself to non-food treats instead.
8. Focusing too much on the scales
It’s so easy to let the digits on the scales become an indicator of your success and become obsessed with numbers, but they aren’t always right!
Nothing can wreck a good attitude or motivation like those numbers on the scale, so don’t let them take over or they could break you down and knock your confidence.
9. Not getting enough sleep
Getting an adequate, quality sleep is important to help you reach your weight loss goals. People who sleep better, tend to not overeat or pick bad food choices.
10. Not tracking what you are eating and drinking
There’s a difference between calorie counting and not keeping a track of what you are eating. If you aren’t aware of what’s going into your body, it may cause you to overeat.
Also, make sure you are drinking enough water – at least 8 cups (2 litres) a day!
Join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge TODAY!
Want to shift your weight but feel like you have NO TIME in your day to exercise and eat healthily?
That’s where the Healthy Mummy’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge can help.
What do you get? You get access to:
- 28 days of at home exercise routines (no gym needed) – with video instruction
- Customisable and breastfeeding friendly meal plans
- Time-efficient exercises for busy mums – under 30 mins
- Challenge combines Pilates exercises with interval and circuit training (HIIT)
- Suitable for basic to advanced fitness levels.
- Home to thousands of EASY-TO-MAKE recipes.