Don’t miss our Black Friday offer

If you find it difficult sticking to your diet, or can’t get to class regularly, then I now have something that may be able to provide you with the support you need.

With our online Diet Motivator Community you can meet, chat and join with like-minded, motivated people who are all working towards their own weight loss goals. What’s more, everyone is there to encourage and support one another. It’s like one big, supportive family.

You will also have direct access to our team of specialist weight-loss coaches who have a huge range of experience on topics such as the 40+ woman, Menopause, Men’s Health, Exercise and are up to date with the latest Diet Tips. They have literally years of experience helping people to lose weight and lead healthier lifestyles.

If you sign up today you will receive 6 weeks membership for just £1 with nothing else to pay until January 2016. You can join here right now. What have you got to lose?

You will also be able to attend our Weekly Webinars where you will hear from our coaches first hand on a whole range of topics. We will help you to increase your commitment to becoming healthier, as well as explaining what works and what doesn’t.

In the New Year we will be running online challenges with prizes, all focused on goal setting. We will also be running competitions offering make-overs, photo shoot days and much more.

I am offering membership of The Diet Motivator Community for just £1 with nothing else to pay until January 2016. By using the code below you will also receive 25% discount making your monthly payment just £9.95.

This offer is only available today.

Don’t struggle with your diet and fitness any longer. Join today and make a fresh start with the support of The Diet Motivator Community.

I really hope you’ll take me up on this one-time offer. Anyone can join this group so please share with your friends as the offer isn’t on for long.

BLACK FRIDAY DISCOUNT CODE: P3K6DX

 

 

Think Big Get Small Challenge

Our 5 week challenge is nearly over.

Thank you to all that signed up to our Think BIG and get small challenge. YOU have raised just over £100 for Headway and hopefully feeling lighter yourself. Next week is our final weigh in so I want to encourage you to stay focused this weekend and not ruin all the hard work you have done so far. It’s easy to open a bottle of wine, stack your plate high with food but just think of how you will burn it off? Instead plan one of our lovely recipes from the Healthy Food Guide, make non-alcoholic cocktails, low fat puddings and when you can, squeeze in that extra bit of exercise. Why should the weekend ruin all your hard work you’ve done in the week? Remember if you put a pound on it’s 50p in the tin!

I’m looking forward to our results in class next week :)

Christmas Invite

Evening Christmas Party

I can’t believe that December is now nearly here but I am looking forward to our Christmas dinner next Friday at Pizzeria Venezia. We will be seated in our own private dining room upstairs at 7pm. Elvis will be in the building & there will be a disco to dance off all those calories eaten! Please bring the remainder of you money to class next week.

 

5 Steps to Overcoming Weight Loss Failure

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Do you feel like it’s impossible to motivate yourself to lose weight? Or when you do you quickly lose that motivation and quit?

What if there was a way to get that motivation and keep it; a few simple steps to follow in order to put yourself on the right track and stay there. Would it be worth giving it a go?

What’s going to make the difference?

It’s easy to plod along and accept ourselves as we are, which is fine if we’re truly happy and healthy, but we gain nothing from hiding the truth from ourselves.

Kidding ourselves that our clothes have shrunk in the wash or that we don’t notice the additional inches on the waistline every time that we look in the mirror.

You know what I mean. We’ve all done it: gained weight but not “accepted” that we have.

How often do you ask yourself, “Why is it so much easier to put on than to take it off?”

For that reason we often find ourselves not trying because we don’t believe weight loss is possible, but is it though? Or is it because actually we can’t be bothered; it’s just too much effort?

To lose weight not only requires effort but it also takes time, planning, determination and lots of willpower, and sometimes the fear of failure can be overwhelming.

All we focus on is that it didn’t work before so why should it be any different this time?

“What’s going to make a difference?”, I hear you ask.

Move out of the comfort zone

So perhaps on this occasion we decide that staying the way we are is a better option, that way you haven’t failed and you won’t feel like you’ve let anyone down when you don’t succeed.

But come on isn’t that the easy option, the safe option?

To stay the way you are keeps you within your comfort zone and sometimes that feels like a good thing. Ask yourself, “When was the last time I took myself out of my comfort zone?” And not just with weight loss or fitness goals but in your everyday life?

Staying the same is easy and comfortable, but life would be boring if we didn’t challenge ourselves occasionally.

So if you do need to lose weight and want to then you have to step away from the comfort zone.

Be brave. The easy option is to stay as we are. So take pride in yourself that you are setting yourself this challenge and making yourself potentially feel vulnerable.

(NOTE: Need help getting motivated? See our ‘Ultimate Diet Motivator Tool’ to set priorities and build a Support Network? You can download it here.)

Be realistic

Don’t say, “I want to lose 5 stone”. Instead make it half a stone and then set the next goal once you’ve achieved the last.

Set yourself a realistic goal, one that you truly believe you can achieve.

Take it one day at a time, one meal at a time and slowly your confidence will build and you will start to believe that you can and will achieve those goals that your set for yourself.

That takes real effort and makes you a true success, even if there are wobbles along the way, always remind yourself that you will be the one feeling the benefits and at some point in the not too distant future all your dreams will come true.

That may sound dramatic but when your life is not affected by your weight on a daily basis that really is how you are left feeling.

Take it from someone who knows. For the last 8 years my life has benefitted daily from my weight loss. My only regret is that I didn’t take my own advice and take control of my escalating weight 15 to 20 years earlier.

So please, if you’re not happy with the way you are don’t leave it any longer.

Do it now!

Do it for you and your health.

Stop fearing failure and the unknown.

Take yourself out of your comfort zone and very soon those clothes will start to be feeling a whole lot more comfortable and your life will improve in many, many ways.

5 Steps to success

Here are our five key steps to overcoming weight loss failure.

  1. Make a decision right now to go for it.
  2. Move out of your comfort zone.
  3. Set short term realistic goals.
  4. Tell yourself that you can do it and don’t be afraid of failure.
  5. Make a plan of what you going to do differently.

Ultimate Diet Motivator Tool

Write them down or print them off and stick it on the wall where you’ll look at it everyday. Comment to let us know that you’ve signed-up to success and let us know how you’re getting along.

This article was contributed by Jo Butcher, owner of Jo’s Fit4All Classes.

We Reveal How to Defeat Boredom the Diet Destroyer

Boredom is the diet destroyer. Boredom with lifestyle, boredom with food, meals and cooking – all very common reasons why your weight loss plan can fail.

So what can you do to beat the boredom beast?

Losing weight successfully isn’t just about a good diet, but also about having a good attitude. Even if you have been dieting successfully for a while, it never hurts to take stock of how you feel about your weight loss programme.

Let’s do a quick review of your programme now.

Boredom with lifestyle

Being bored with your lifestyle often leads to the inability or reluctance to do something different and more enjoyable, because you’ve forgotten how. Perhaps you’ve become stuck in a rut.

So what can you do?

We suggest that you take this opportunity to look at your priorities and answer these questions:

  • Do you want to be healthier?
  • Do you want to be slimmer?
  • Do you want to have more energy?
  • Do you want to eat the right foods?
  • Do you want to do more exercise?

If you have answered ‘Yes’ to any of these but don’t know where to start, have one day when you switch off your TV for two hours and go and do something more interesting instead. Whether it’s going for a walk with the dog, seeing a film or visiting the zoo; whatever you choose should be enjoyable and something to look forward to.

Make a decision now to do something different to break up your routine.

(NOTE: Need help getting motivated? See our ‘Ultimate Diet Motivator Tool’ to set priorities and build a Support Network? You can download it here.)

Boredom with food

There is no reason why your diet food should be boring or bland.

There are thousands of places to go to find different meals, recipes and ideas to tempt even the most jaded palate.

Our weight loss coaches are constantly providing suggestions to people on how to spice up their meals to combat diet fatigue.

The problem is that we do tend to eat the same small selection of meals because it’s easy.

No wonder we get bored and drop off the diet.

The way you eat now is probably no different to how you ate before you started your diet.

But it‘s almost always the diet that gets the blame if we get bored with the food.

Here are four boredom-busting tips for livening up your diet:

  1. Try something different! Eat something that you’ve never eaten before.
  2. Increase the variety of your regular meals. Add in at least one new recipe to your weekly plan.
  3. Select easy to prepare recipes (this is especially important if you don’t like cooking or haven’t much time)
  4. Make time to select and plan those new recipes

Adopting a more positive attitude will accelerate you towards your goal. It is vital to stay focused on the reasons for your diet, especially when you are feeling your motivation ebb.

Keep visualising yourself slimmer, looking healthier, younger and having more energy and zest for life. This will help you to choose the right foods.

Don’t let the TV win. Get out in the wind and blow those boredom thoughts away.

By tackling the boredom-beast head on you are more likely to succeed.

Do these things and you will be back on the right path sooner than you think!

Why not try planning your weekly meals using the Healthy Food Guide planners.

And don’t forget to create yourself a ‘Weight Loss Motivator Plan’ if you haven’t already done so. Use the ‘Ultimate Diet Motivator Tool’ to do this.

Ultimate Diet Motivator Tool Download

This article was kindly supplied by Susan Booth, owner of Alive Fitness based in Derby.

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