Are you as sick as I am of resolving over New Years to get in shape, but losing your motivation three weeks in? Follow these rules from svelte celebs Giuliana Rancic, Allie Fedotowsky and Jennifer Hudson to stay on track!
Was your #1 New Year’s resolution to lose your excess weight and finally get your butt in shape? Mine too! This year, I commited to losing the 25 pounds I gained in 2010 and get back onto the workout bandwagon. However, as embarrassing as it is, I’ve already struggled with staying on track! The parties, the drinking, the busy work schedule — how am I supposed to lose weight with all of these distractions? Luckily, some of the hottest celebs in town are doling out advice to help us look just as svelte and fabulous as they do!
Tip #1: It’s a competition…and a tough one at that!
Giuliana Rancic, who’s launching a new website containing dieting, workout and relationship advice called FabFitFun, told me her secret to staying thin: “It’s discipline. I’m pretty hard on girls because if you want to look better than everyone else around you — you want to look hot, smoking hot, you want to be the hottest girl at the bar whatever it is — then you have to conduct yourself differently, and act differently, and eat differently than all the other girls at the bar and take care of yourself.”
Tip #2: Go to the gym. Period.
Ali Fedotowsky gained 10 pounds while on The Bachelorette, but has since lost it. She’s 5′7″ and a size four, thanks to her healthy diet of low-cal foods like Weight Watchers Smart Ones Meals and small meals throughout the day. She also tells herself, “Just go to the gym, if you still dont want to work out, it’s ok to go home, but you’ll probably stay.” Currently, she’s training for a half marathon with her fiance, Roberto Martinez.
Tip #3: Track your food!
Jennifer Hudson used Weight Watchers to go from a size 16 to a size 6. On the new Weight Watchers Points Plus plan (which I’m doing too), every food has a point value based on calories, fiber, fat, carbs. You don’t have to give up the foods you love as long as you stay within the alotted points for your weight. One of the main components of the plan is that you have to track your foods, either online or by hand, which will help you stay accountable and within your limits.
Honestly, tracking is one of the hardest things for me to do. In fact, over the holiday break, I lost track many days and was nervous I had gained back the little weight I’d lost so far! Thankfully, I worked out at least 2-3 days a week and was able to maintain. (Cue big sigh of relief!) This week, I vow to track, for better or for worse, and see where it takes me. 1.6 pounds down, 23.4 to go!
How are your healthy New Year’s resolutions going? Do you have any tips that help keep you motivated? Please share them with us!
*Disclosure: Weight Watchers has offered me a trial membership for the duration of my current weight loss plan.