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Many people plan their weight loss program to start at a future date, rather than just get on with it. This is counterproductive.
If you’re serious about losing some weight and becoming a healthier person, and you’ve made the decision to do something about it, you shouldn’t hold back.
This is a lifestyle change that will bring such improvement to your life you will not want to delay matters any longer.
It’s not necessary to make massive changes to your habits all at one go. Indeed, chances are that a lot of change all at once could intimidate you into complacency and inactivity.
So start off small – but start doing something to improve yourself – today.
Forget about working towards that particular day and date to start on. Just begin by taking baby steps towards a fitter healthier you, right now.
What do you say?
Can you make one small change today by replacing one bad habit with a good one? It’s easier than you think, and will improve your chance of success no end.
The risk of aiming at a future start date for your new diet is that you will:
- Probably over-indulge on food you think will be excluded, pile on the calories a bit and push your weight up a tad before you reach that date.
- Start to feel depressed about your forthcoming diet instead of seeing it as a change for the good, that’s going to make to feel better about yourself, make you look good and become healthier in the future.
- Set yourself up for failure before you even begin!
You need to start right now and keep going.
A lot of dieters also make the mistake of starting over afresh whenever they fail to keep to their diet plan. None of us are perfect and we all mess up once in a while. You don’t have to do everything right all the time, but you do have to keep at it. So if you screw up one day, chalk it up to experience and stay with your plan.
Make a start today no matter how small a step you think you’re taking, because you will be moving in the right direction