Stay positive

HEALTH

What are your goals? If you don’t know why you want to achieve something, it won’t be as important for you to get it.

By focusing on positive goals (such as “I want to look great in my bikini on holiday” rather than “I don’t want to be this big and fat”) it will be easier to visualise them and you’ll be more inclined to work towards them.

EXERCISE

The ultimate cure for lack of motivation is results. If you can maintain a positive attitude and keep up your exercise programme on a regular basis, you will soon be spurred on by the changes you see and feel.

Leading a happier, healthier life and watching the body you have always wanted develop right before your eyes can be incredibly motivational and empowering.

NUTRITION

When a lot of the foods you love are prohibited, you are likely to feel unhappy and deprived. This is a diet disaster as it’s by far the easiest way to fall off the wagon.

To help avoid this trap, allow yourself a little of what you fancy each day but do so in moderation. Savour each bite and feel good about it; you are then better equipped to get back to your healthy eating plan without feeling guilty or resentful about it.

© Sarah West Nutrition