I’ve brought this back up to the top of my blog because it’s very important to remember.
1. Don’t starve yourself
Do not ever attempt to starve yourself to your goal, it is detrimental to your health and as soon as you start eating normally again, it’ll pile back on. Never go under 1,200 calories a day for women and 1,600 for men.
2. Don’t ignore cravings
If you get cravings, it means you’re human. If you’re hankering after your favourite food that you know is bad for you and you ignore it, it’ll get worse until you eat more than you wanted to. If you have a craving for something sweet, try a healthy snack first such as fruit (dates are great for satisfying choc cravings) or have a small portion. If you find yourself feeling guilty after, then just push harder at the gym to make it worth it. Don’t deny yourself something if you want it badly.
3. Don’t expect your family/friends to support you
Some people really don’t understand why you’d want to work hard to get a good body. My family don’t understand and they don’t support it, my boyfriend prefers curvy girls but what matters at the end of the day is what I want and I can support myself.
4. Don’t do exercises you don’t enjoy
If you don’t like them, don’t do them! I don’t like swimming unless it’s in the ocean so I don’t go to our local swimming pool. If you don’t like running, don’t go running, if you don’t like Zumba, don’t go to the classes. I love running, weightlifting and Zumba so I make sure to do them every week.
5. Do not compare yourself to others
This is a huge one, please avoid it at all costs. Sometimes you’re ahead, sometimes you’re behind. Maybe Marie can do more press ups than you and Amanda can run further, but this is about you. You’re you and they are most likely wanting to be better than they already are because they’re comparing themselves to people ahead of them. We’re all different and everyone has a right to be exactly where they are in their journey, don’t forget that.