Happy Saturday everyone!
Today is a very special day for me. I have finally uploaded my VERY FIRST YOUTUBE VIDEO omg!
You have no idea how long I’ve gotten myself to do this. Lots of self talk, self love, self hush hush baby and whatnots. It’s crazy I tell you. And then when I stopped worrying about how my hair would look like or how I stutter A LOT in front of the camera, I finally did it. And here’s the end product. PROUD.
You can really do anything you want if you want it bad enough.
For today’s post, I will be referring it back to my video, and tell you 5 very simple things you can do TODAY to start losing weight.
Losing weight is hard, yes you do have to sacrifice a lot of things and sometimes you have no idea where to start. But let me tell you this. It does not have to be hard. Trying to change a lot of things in one go is hard. Taking one step at a time is not. Imagine trying to hit the gym 4 days a week AND eating clean at every meal all at the same time. You’ll feel sluggish, you don’t know if you’re doing it right and worse, you give up. Unless of course you know what you’re doing, like I did three years ago.
But if you’re like everyone else who wants to enjoy life, let’s make it work by taking it slow. (Feel free to play John Legend’s Ordinary People here…)
I am a big fan of habit based changing. Whenever I have something new to do, I like to list out the things I can do to change and take it step by step, just like I did for my first YouTube video. In one of my favourite books by Leo Batuta, The Power Of Less, Batuta mentions his secrets to his success and that is:
“The only way you’ll form long-lasting habits is by applying the Power of Less: focus on one habit at a time, one month at a time, so that you’ll be able to focus all your energy on creating that one habit.”
If you want to lose weight successfully and sustainably by not restricting yourself too much from life, I want you to try and pick up this 5 habits, over the next 30 days.
The 5 habits are:
1. Eat a balanced breakfast at every meal
2. Cut off all sugary drinks
3. Have a palm sized of protein at every meal
4. Replace refined carbs with veggies at dinner
5. Have good quality sleep every night
If you haven’t already, you can watch the video here and in it I explain the whys and the hows of doing it.
But, those are FIVE habits, not one!
You’re right. It is 5 habits. But if you analyse it closely, you’ll find that habits 1-4 is pretty much one habit in itself, and that is FOOD. In the first 30 days, I want you to be more aware of what you’re feeding yourself – so I’ve separated it to 4 small chunks.
Habit 5 is just simply, sleep. I mean who doesn’t love sleeping?
Take The 30-Day Challenge – Part 1
If you’re with me and you want to make these small changes, then I invite you with open arms to take up this 30-Day Challenge. It’s simple, straight-forward and the main purpose for this is to let you pick up healthy habits slowly for a more successful and lasting weight loss.
All you need to do is to download the 30-Day Challenge – Part 1 template by clicking on this link – 30- Day Challenge Tracker. Print it out and Blu-tack it on your wall. Every day, for 30 days, tick the boxes where you have completed the tasks. If you have completed all 5 tasks, you get 1 point for the day! Easy!
Let’s aim for at least 86% or 26 days out of 30 where you have completed all 5 tasks!
You can start this anytime and when you feel ready, but let’s not procrastinate any longer and start making the change. In about 4 weeks time, I will release another video with 5 other ways you can do to continue your weight loss journey, so please subscribe to my YouTube channel or to the blog below.
If you’re doing this challenge, let me know by commenting below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I would love to send you my love and support.
That’s it from me for now! Have a lovely Saturday y’all.
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