1. Set goals that are within reason. It is not reasonable to say you are 'never' going to eat this or 'never' going to drink that. Instead try to decrease the amount of unhealthy foods you are eating or maybe set up a cheat day so that you aren't completely depriving yourself, which will only make it harder to sustain
2. Try to incorporate more "I can's" or "I will's". Instead of focusing on all the things you can't have focus on some things you should be having. For example try to have one more fruit everyday or 1 more veggie. Increase how much water you are drinking by one glass every week. Small but manageable changes.
3. Set up a fitness routine that you know you will be able to follow. Instead of going to the gym every single day for 2 hours and only doing that for the month of January because you realize you actually don't have that much time every day or you are just burning yourself out, try to set yourself up with a half hour a day routine- 20 min of cardio followed by some weights, or maybe aim for 3 days a week if everyday is just not doable.
4. Focus on yourself and stop comparing yourself to other people. This just makes you feel down which is also very demotivating. The race is long and in the end, it is only with yourself. So stay focused, stay positive and most important stay proud and confident!
5. See a naturopathic doctor. I'm not just saying this because I am one. But seriously seeing a naturopath will help you focus your goals and address the ailments you want to address. We provide guidance and support to help you reach and maintain your goals. We provide diet advice, supplement recommendations and lifestyle counselling to help address the root of your issues and make reaching your goals that much more realistic. Most importantly we emphasize prevention so that you don't have to get to that place you don't want to be.
I look forward to seeing you! Let's make 2015 THE year!