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Welcome to my blog

If you're looking for articles featuring inspiration or the latest in health and weight loss news, look no further.

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  1. Meal Planning   
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  1. Parenting   
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  1. Clean Eating   
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  1. Gluten Free   
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  1. Cheat Day   
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Easy "To Do's" for Fat Loss

There are a lot of "basics" and essential steps people need to remember when beginning and following any fat loss program. I think sometimes we get so bogged down in itty bitty details that are really not very important. What's really important is the stuff that may seem obvious, but that we're really not doing.

It's more than just nutrition and exercise strategies. What a lot of people don't realize is that their lifestyle could be the real reason they're not able to lose their unwanted weight or see any results even when they think they’re "doing it all right."

With that being said, I decided to create a simple checklist you can use to ensure that you are covering these essential "basics" and not getting all worked up in the crazy details.

1. Get 6-8 hours of sleep each night.

Sleep

I know, I know... "What are you crazy Isabel?" Trust me, I get it. I've got 2 little guys who take up the majority of my waking hours and when they go to bed, then it's time to do everything else. It's not easy, but if you are extremely sleep deprived, your body will go into "super stress" mode and hold on to fat like there is no tomorrow. Start out with a small goal of getting in a good night's sleep 2 days a week and then bump it up to 3 and then 4. You'll be sleeping like a baby in no time.

2. Set specific GOALS for yourself to accomplish each week.

Set Goals

Yup, now I've gone "Tony Robbins" on you, but if you're going to accomplish anything in this lifetime, you've got to set some goals. I have a "goals" sheet that I work off of every single day. This makes me feel more accomplished than saying it's a "to do" list and makes me much more excited to accomplish what's on that list each day.

3. Surround yourself with people who want to SUCCEED.

People

Yes, now I also decided that I'm going to pick your friends for you too. But in all seriousness, this can make a dramatic difference in accomplishing your goals and enjoying your success. Who are your cheerleaders? Who do you go to when times get tough? Is it someone who's going to help pick you up or is it someone who's just going to bring you down even further? I don't know about you, but happy people make me happy, and successful people make me feel motivated so I do my best to surround myself with those people as much as possible.

4. Walk, walk, walk and then walk some more.

Walk

This one goes out to all of those people who constantly tell me "Isabel, I can't make it to the gym" or "I have no time to exercise." I know you've probably heard this a million times, but just get out there and walk. Park further in the parking lot, go to the mall and walk, and take the stairs whenever possible. This is not a revolutionary concept, but are you doing it? Or are you guilty of circling the parking lot for an hour just to get the closest spot? Just get up and move and that will undoubtedly make a big difference in your weight loss success.

I want you to take in these first 4 and ask yourself "Am I really doing these on a daily or weekly basis? Or are these elements missing from my personal fat loss program?"

Check back tomorrow for some more easy "to do's" for fat loss!

Categories

  1. Healthy Eating   
       9 posts
  1. Balance   
       4 posts
  1. Meal Planning   
       3 posts
  1. Parenting   
       2 posts
  1. Clean Eating   
       2 posts
  1. Gluten Free   
       2 posts
  1. Cheat Day   
       1 posts
  1. Inspiration   
       1 posts
  1. Guest Post   
       1 posts

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