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5 tips to help you stay on track

Getting fitter and stronger, staying active or keeping up your motivation can be a challenge but you’ve made it this far, so don’t give up now.

Research shows that weight loss plans can often fall by the wayside within two weeks, so sticking with it beyond that means your chances of success skyrocket.

Alicia Whitbread, who has lost 56 lbs* on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challengehas shared her top tips on how to stay on track during your weight loss journey.

5 ways to stay on track and smash your goals!

Alicia says, “Did you know that doing something for 28 – 30 days ingrains the brain’s neural pathways, which sounds like mumbo jumbo, but it means you are likely to keep up the behavior because you work more on autopilot.”

“So how do we stay on track and smash our fitness goals? Here’s how…” 

1. Be smart

“Be SMART about your goals (ensure they are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, time-bound), decide what you want to achieve, look at your time frame, pick a path to get there and have an understanding of what it takes to achieve your goals. Always set realistic expectations for yourself.”

2. Treat yourself

“Treat yourself for all the mini-successes that you’ve had along the way,” says Alicia. For instance, perhaps you’ve managed to work out while the kids are napping this week; or you’ve prepared a whole week of healthy snacks in advance. This deserves to be celebrated!
Alicia asks, “What goals have you achieved and how will you praise your amazing efforts?” It could be taking some time out for a long walk on your own, soaking in a hot bath and reading a magazine, buying some new workout clothes, or going to get your nails done. Finding non-food rewards is a great way to stay motivated.
5 tips for staying on track and smashing through week 3

3. Be accountable

“Smashing your goals is all down to preparation and a lot of hard work. The hardest part is always getting that active wear on and making a start.”

4. Stay hydrated

“Keep up your fluids! Water maintains the health and integrity of every cell in the body and coming into summer and in periods of exercise our water loss increases…so DRINK UP!”

5. Believe in yourself

“Borrow a page from your kid’s books that say ‘I think I can’. When your willpower runs low, it sounds cheesy, but you CAN do this you just need to believe in yourself.”

Alicia’s 56 lb weight loss story

Choc Chip Banana Bread

Before she found the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge, Alicia says “I was getting bored with my exercise and food. I had lost weight but had hit a plateau. The scales were not moving and my body was used to my current exercise plan.”

But then Alicia found the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge!

After signing up to the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge she says she was instantly ‘hooked’ and signed up for another six months.

“I love the amazing exercises and in three weeks I lost an additional 2 inches just off my tummy,” she says.

“Not to mention having access to an incredible list of recipes to switch up my snacks and keep my diet not only tasty but exciting.”

Alicia loves baking and says that the Choc Chip Banana Bread is a favorite recipe.

“It hasn’t just helped me, my 3-year-old tells me she is exercising now and my hubby and 22-month old beg for Healthy Mommy snacks. How could I not sign up for more months with access to all this in the palm of my hand?”

Are you ready to become a Healthy Mommy?

28 Day Challenge
Regain your body confidence with The Healthy Mommy’s 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

Our Challenge is designed by moms FOR MOMS – to help them reach their goal weight and tackle their health and fitness.

The Challenge is home to customizable meal plans, 24/7 social support and realistic exercises moms can do AT HOME.

To find out more on the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge click here.

*Images and references to pounds lost are as supplied by the individual in the story. The Healthy Mommy assumes information and photographs supplied to be true in nature and is not responsible for any false misrepresentations or claims relating to their programs or products.