There is a lot of advice on what to eat, how much to eat, what exercises to do, how many times a week you should workout etc. etc. But there is not that much advice on how to actually motivate your self to eat the right things and to get up off of the sofa and exercise.
It is about time that someone told you to take responsibility for yourself because no one else is going to do it for you. That might sound a bit harsh but it has to be said. It seems these days that health and fitness professionals skirt around the subject of self-accountability. This means YOU have to stop yourself from eating too much, YOU have to get up and workout, YOU have to make things happen!
Whenever you feel unmotivated to do a workout or down in the dumps and want to chow down on a takeaway pizza, I want you to stop and ask yourself, "WILL I REGRET THIS?" I want this question to resonate through your mind and body. This question will act as your verbal bodyguard. When you ask this question to yourself you will stop and think about what you're doing. Maybe you'll of come in from a hard day's work and can not be bothered to cook and reach for the phone to get a takeaway or you sit down on the sofa and do not feel like exercising. This verbal bodyguard will protect you from becoming more unhealthy and will help you to be self-accountable to LOSE FAT.
Another major factor in maintaining a healthy lifestyle is social support. This is your network of friends and family that will support you in your journey. It is important to have this support because otherwise it can become very daunting and overwhelming. I recommend asking a person close to you in your social support to become your accountability-buddy. They will help keep you motivated and focused on your journey to losing fat and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
In conclusion, for maintaining a healthy lifestyle you will use the question "WILL I REGRET THIS?" as your internal motivator and verbal bodyguard. Also, you will ask someone in your social support to be your external motivator and accountability buddy. With these 2 tools by your side you will become an unstoppable force in achieving your goals and maintaining your healthy lifestyle.