Patience and perseverance are absolutely essential with weight loss. There will be many times you do not see the scale move, but you must keep moving forward with the healthy behaviors! Check out this post from Diane Petrella about why patience and perseverance are so important... https://dianepetrella.com/blog/weight-loss/patience-and-perseverance/
If you have not yet read “Atomic Habits” by James Clear pick up or download a copy today! Clear does a terrific job describing the power of establishing habits toward self-improvement, along with advice on where in the process to actually create the habit. Well worth the read! Atomic Habits: An Easy & Proven Way … Continue reading Atomic Habits.
While diet and exercise are certainly self-care behaviors, there are many more areas of ourselves important to nurture for overall wellness. Check out these balanced self-care ideas from tiny buddha! Consider adding one or two of these into your daily routine to exercise other parts of your body and mind! https://tinybuddha.com/blog/45-simple-self-care-practices-for-a-healthy-mind-body-and-soul/
Creating a wellness lifestyle creates vast improvements in mood. Yes, coping tools are great for getting through the bad moments and days. But, living an overall healthy lifestyle will lead to fewer and fewer of the bad times! Here are some tips and a list of mood lifters from SparkPeople! https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellness_articles.asp?id=1562&utm_source=sparkpeople&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=best-of-sparkpeople&utm_content=TS4-1
Here is an article from mindbodygreen with tips on using your phone to help keep you moving toward your goals. I personally do my best when I have a reminder of my goal as my wallpaper and lock screen. I also regularly set motivational reminders in my calendar that pop up throughout the day. Any one bad moment … Continue reading Use phone is a tool to stay on track.