I asked our Sleeks on the Facebook Group what their golden tip is for someone starting out on their journey.
About 100 people commented and gave their opinion. These are all people who have gone the distance and made significant progress on their journeys. There is no better source of info then the people who have done it!
These are relevant no matter where you are on your journey.
The interesting thing is all these tips may seem obvious the key is successful people live and implement them!
You can read the full discussion with all their awesome suggestions at https://www.facebook.com/groups/sleekgeek/permalink/780253682093450/
I looked at all the comments and have summarised them into a handy list of 20 easy to digest tips for you:
- Plan and prepare – Proper Planning Prevents Poor Performance! Failing to plan is planning to fail.
- There are no instant quick fixes – have patience. Meaningful lasting change will take time. This is a fact.
- Surround yourself with people that support you. Get involved in a community like Sleekgeek.
- Make a start ASAP. Do not delay one more second. Starting is the hardest part. Do it and take one step at a time
- Be kind to yourself. It is ok to make mistakes. No guilt and don’t beat yourself up about it.
- Do this for yourself and nobody else. Do it because you want to.
- It is possible, you absolutely CAN. You must believe in yourself.
- NEVER give up. Perseverance is key. If you fall just get back up again. Quitting is not an option.
- Set goals that are specific and realistic – SMART goals.
- Seek constant progress not perfection. Rome was not built in a day.
- Consistency is vital. Over time the mistakes are just a blimp on the radar. Take it one meal and workout at a time.
- Measure! Take photos. Use a tape measure. Keep a record. Make sure you know what change is happening.
- It is never too late to make a start.
- Enjoy the journey. Make it fun. Embrace it.
- Focus on a sustainable Lifestyle change and not a diet. Think long term
- Make a commitment. A decision to do something no matter what is more powerful than motivation.
- Don’t obsess about the small details. Look at the big picture and get the basics right.
- Health is more important to focus on than weight-loss and looking good.
- Be realistic with your expectations.
- You WILL fail and that is fine. It is par for the course. The only real failure is giving up.
Take these tips to heart and you will see positive changes in no time.