9. Put leftovers away before eating
If you are like me and tend to go back for seconds even though you’re not hungry, put away your leftovers before you sit down to eat. It’s unlikely that you’ll dig into the fridge for another bite, but if you have it sitting out on the counter it’s hard to resist. Why tempt yourself?
10. Prepare for your workout the night before
Some of us (ME) just aren’t morning people. It’s not easy being motivated when you’re half asleep. This is why you should do everything you can the night before to make getting ready for your workout easier. Set aside everything you’ll need (shorts, sports bra, shirt, socks, shoes, iPod, head phones, gym card, etc.) and put it all in one place for the morning. I even go as far as filling up my water bottle and storing it in the fridge the night before. You might even consider sleeping in your gym clothes sans the sports bra.
11. Keep your weights close by
Instead of dedicating and setting aside time every day to strength train, break it up and make working out fun by doing little bits here and there. Keep your dumbbells out where they can be easily seen so that you’ll use them in your down time. You can get a pretty good workout just during commercial breaks! You could also bring a few to work and keep them under your desk.
12. Hang your bikini on a mirror
Keep your bikini or swimsuit out where you can see it every day! This is especially important in the winter months when we are covered up in our jeans and sweaters, and tend to let ourselves go a little. You could also do this with a dress or other outfit that you’re working hard to fit into for a special occasion.