2. Don’t give up when you hit roadblocks. You will mess up and you will fail from time to time. You won’t push yourself as hard as you could have on a workout, you’ll give in and have that crappy food – deal with it and move on. Do not tell yourself “well I messed up that one time so what’s the point, I’ll just eat like crap the rest of this day/week/month/year and start over again.” That is the road to failure and a downward spiral that will ensure your continued dissatisfaction with yourself. You’ll screw up – so keep going!
There will also be days or weeks where you don’t see or feel any progress. You might start off great and then not lose any weight for a couple of weeks. Don’t give up. Keep going. It happens. If you’re really in this for the long term – and you are really changing your eating habits and exercising regularly – you will get healthier. It’s science!