Donate any “fat clothes.” Keeping them just in case? Don’t. Donate all of them or get them altered to fit you now. When you keep your fat clothes, you’re mentally accepting that it’s ok for you to be “fat.” When you don’t leave yourself a back-up, you’re more likely to make healthier choices and when your regular clothes don’t fit, you amp up your daily goals to get back to good.
What you see makes a big difference for what you do. Keep exercise gear in sight and you’re more likely to think about working out throughout your day and actually do it. Move your unhealthy or snack foods out of sight and you’re less likely to be tempted to eat them (and if you’re strong enough – get rid of them entirely, so you have zero temptation to eat them). Keep your healthy foods front and center so you choose these first. When you make the good decisions a visual part of your daily life – you’re more likely to make them happen.
Schedule your workouts like any other important appointment. You’d never miss an important appointment or meeting. Schedule your workouts the same way. When it’s an official part of your schedule, you will be more likely to keep your appointment. Do yourself a favor and schedule a realistic amount of workouts as part of your weekly routine.
You have to convince your mind, your body has always been ready. When you’re mentally prepared to make healthier life choices, you see the changes amount to a healthier, happier you.