Healthy, effective weight loss plans, such as Weight Watchers, emphasize the importance of “changing the way you do things” “making lifestyle changes” and “transforming negative, self-defeating behaviors into positive and healthy ones.” Hearing this can be more than a little frightening at first. It does sound like an incredible amount of work and really life-altering. After all, we do the things we do and behave the way we do, because we find value and some level of satisfaction in it.
A major challenge to accomplishing any goal in life, doing what it takes to lose weight included, is finding the time to do it. This is where your creativity comes into play in the form of of freeing up stalled minutes from the 1440 minutes you get each day and using these short bursts of time to your distinct advantage.
A really good example is as you’re sitting behind the wheel as you’re stalled in traffic. Commuting is a ‘hurry-up and wait’ game. Sure you could spend the lag-time sighing, #$!&-ing and working on increasing your blood pressure. Another option is to actually use these otherwise wasted minutes to your advantage by filling them with planning, relaxing, exercising and even gaining support–all of which can help you accomplish the goals you’re after.