27 Ways to Transform Your Body: How You Can Change Your Life
Transforming your body can be simple! It doesn’t need to involve a long list of complicated challenges you’re likely to give up on after a month.
Try my plan for a 1 year body transformation. I know it sounds like a long time, and you want to see results fast.
But trust me when I say that it takes time to get fit and stay fit, and it starts with changing your habits.
Here are 27 simple things you can do to transform your body. They’re all based on effective habits that you can include in your life right now.
By next year, you won’t even remember a time when you didn’t do these things!
1. Stop Waiting for Motivation
Stop waiting around for some inspiration to strike. If you do this, you’re never going to get started. Get off the couch now, and stop making excuses. The inspiration will come.
2. Stop Falling for “Lose Weight Quick” Slogans
These slogans are just ads. They don’t work. Focus on healthy ways to lose weight instead, and form the right habits to get fit and stay fit for the long term.
3. Focus on the Now- but Keep Your Eyes on the Prize.
Maybe you’re getting in shape because you don’t want to stand out in the wrong way at your daughter’s wedding. Or maybe you’re going on a big vacation that requires wearing a swimsuit. Either way, keep thinking about that goal and use it as motivation.
4. Pay Attention to Your Environment
Take a look around you. Are you surrounding yourself with bad influences, or putting yourself in situations where there are too many temptations? If so, it might be time for a change in scenery.
5. Find What You Love About Yourself
One good habit to keep is to stay positive and find what you love about yourself. You deserve a total body transformation, and you’re working hard to get it. Now, you’ll get to be the best version of yourself.
6. Don’t Think of Exercise as Work
The more fun you make your workouts, the more motivated you’ll be to do them. The more you continue to enjoy them, the more likely you’ll get fit and stay fit for good.
7. Stop Eating When You’re Full Enough
Just because your plate is full of food, doesn’t mean you need to finish the whole thing. If you start to feel full, stop eating. Don’t overstuff your stomach- this could backfire and cause it to expand, leaving you more prone to overeating regularly.
8. Drink Lots of Water
Yes, I know you’ve heard this a million times. But staying hydrated helps you feel less hungry. If you don’t like water, try flavoured water or even a herbal tea in between meals.
9. Try to Limit the Ingredients You Use
The more ingredients you put into something, the more likely it’s something you shouldn’t be eating. It gets harder to keep track of what you’re eating this way. The more simple you keep it, the better you’ll feel.
10. Do What You’re Capable of
If you’re not ready to increase your weight, or your intensity, but you feel like you should, don’t do it. Stick with what you’re comfortable doing, otherwise you could hurt yourself and cut your transformation short.
11. Throw in Some Variety
Your body is built to adapt to things. If you do the same thing over and over again, especially for resistance training, you’ll begin to question why you’re not seeing any results. Changing up your routines will help you get fit and stay fit, and as a bonus, you’ll be less likely to get bored.
12. Start Moving as Soon as You Wake up
Even if it’s just a stretch when you get out of bed, start your day off by moving. This will help centralize your energy, help you wake up faster, and keep you conscious about the decisions you’re going to make that day.
13. Stop Eating In Front of the TV
People who eat their meals in front of the TV are more likely to gain weight because they’re not being conscious about what they’re eating and when they feel full. If you must have a snack while you watch Survivor, portion only what you need into a bowl and put the rest away.
14. Keep a Log
While it’s not necessarily important to count calories all the time, it’s helpful to record your eating patterns and see what areas you should work on. A log is also helpful to keep track of your workouts and watch your progress as you go.
15. Get Your Beauty Rest
16. Eat a Protein and a Vegetable at Every Meal
Yes, I know you already know this. They’ve been telling us this since elementary school. But sometimes we don’t think about how much protein we’re actually eating at each meal. Pay more attention and you’ll be more satisfied during the day.
17. Don’t Let Others Influence Your Portion Sizes
If you’re going out to eat a lot with your partner, or friends, and they’re larger than you, they need to eat more. Look at your plate. If your portion is the same as theirs, you’re eating too much.
18. When You do Indulge, Focus on Every Bite
It’s okay to indulge. And when you do, focus on how much you enjoy every bite. Thinking about how much you enjoy the food makes you appreciate it and eat it slower, leaving you feeling full faster.
19. Accept That There Are Going to be ups and Downs
Sometimes, the scale can fluctuate. There are days when we don’t feel like exercising. And that’s okay. A total body transformation takes time, so don’t give up.
20. Understand That You’re Never Alone
21. Celebrate Your Achievements
It’s important to recognize how far you’ve come. Acknowledge, and maybe even reward yourself, for the mini-milestones you achieve during your total body transformation.
22. Focus on Being a Role Model
If you have kids, no matter how old they are, you want them to look up to you and be inspired to live their best life, too. Your friends, family, and coworkers could also become inspired, too. Trust me, this makes everyone feel fantastic.
23. Let Other People’s Success Inspire You
When we see those amazing success stories, it’s hard not to be jealous sometimes. Or we think that could never be us. Instead of being jealous or negative, let those stories inspire you. If they did it, you can too!
24. Open Your Mind to New Knowledge
You might think you know what to do. Eat the salad, drink the water, and use the treadmill, right? But no one knows everything, and there are so many secrets you probably don’t know about. If someone gives you advice, take it. You’ll be surprised how much you learn.
25. Prioritize Yourself
It’s easy to feel like you’re being selfish when you shift some of the focus to yourself instead of those who need you. But you need to be at your best to make sure everyone else is at theirs. Those who care about you will understand.
26. Restructure Your Grocery Store Route
Stay on the outside of the store, where all the good stuff is. You won’t find fruits, vegetables, meat proteins, and eggs in the middle aisles. If you avoid the aisles with all the processed foods, you’ll be able to resist temptations. And never grocery shop when you’re hungry!
27. Hold Yourself Accountable for Your Decisions
You are the one who makes the conscious choice to stay persistent. When you fall off the wagon, figure out what you’re doing wrong and hold yourself to your commitments. No one can make you change- except yourself.
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