Why do most people fail to stick to something challenging, like losing weight or getting in better shape? They don't start small. They immediately go all in.
They change everything, which pretty soon results in not changing anything.
Instead, start with making a few simple changes to your day. Building slowly over time will help create a new lifestyle that will be easier to stick with. Start with these 5 simple changes:
1. Drink a glass of water before every meal.
Everyone needs to drink more water. That's a given. Plus, when you drink a glass of water before you eat you’re more likely not eat past the point of hunger. It’s a win-win.
2. Eat one healthy meal.
Pick one meal. Just one. Then change what you eat. If it's lunch, eat one portion of protein that fits in the palm of your hand, a vegetable and some fruit. By choosing just one meal out of your day, it’s a small step in the right direction. You can get used to the correct portion size and what a healthy balanced plate looks like.
3. Lunch workout.
It doesn’t take 30 minutes or an hour to eat. So why not make your lunch break productive. Go for a walk, stretch, do some push-ups. You don’t have break a sweat, but you will burn a few calories and feel more motivated to start the second half of the work day.
4. Shake it up.
Add a protein shake into the mix. Whether you are low on your protein intake or just need a snack to get you to lunch, an APS protein shake will do just that. With 23 grams of protein per serving, All Pro Science 100% Grass Fed Whey is the tastiest way to support your optimal performance.
5. Work it out.
It would be great to workout 5-7 days a week for over an hour each time. But in reality, most people don’t have the time or aren’t willing to devote that much time.
Incorporate your workouts into your daily life. Bike to the store, walk to a friend’s house, hike with your dog. You are more likely to work out when there is an end goal. You don’t have to set aside hours a day for your workouts. Instead, just be more conscious in your everyday life. Take the stairs, walk to the store, etc. Start small!