In the PEERtrainer Tip of The Day email (sign up here, it's free), I often ask, what is the one thing that "trips you up"? Meaning, what is one thing you could give up for the next seven days that you KNOW will help you towards weight loss and get you on the right track?
Two responses I've received in the last week were great examples of "bite-sized" goals that are doable and a great step in the right direction;
There is a vending machine at work with snacks for sale. I have to walk
past it to get a coffee, tea or glass of water. Most days I will stop
and look at what is available. More often that not I will buy something
and this can be twice daily.
It is my intention to focus beyond this machine without stopping or
One of the things that has been tripping me up is eating chocolate.....buying the
dark chocolate and thinking it is healthy and allowing myself to nibble on that way
too much.? I need to realize I'm kidding myself.? I shouldn't even go there because
I can't control it.? So I am going to concentrate on saying "No" to chocolate
because it really adds up.? No to buying and No to eating chocolate!
These are good focused goals that are achievable without being overwhelming. We talk more about goals and how to finally believe weight loss is possible in our coaching program as well.
Other good examples include "skip the bread basket at lunch every time I eat out this week" or "no donuts at work!" The very first thing I did was give up my bacon egg and cheese sandwiches in the morning. Hard but worth it; from there I went on to habit after habit until I got back to my pre-pregnancy weight. Let me know what you commit to this week!