Be Patient and Kind
Probably the most important thing aside from eating healthy, exercising, and getting enough sleep is to be patient on your journey. Staying consistent with your plan in reaching your goals will work, sports dietitian Leanne Ward said, but it won't happen overnight. Enjoy the journey; celebrate every pound lost and every nonscale victory like moving up to a higher dumbbell weight or feeling more energetic to play with your kids.
Speak kindly to yourself — be your own best cheerleader. Believe you can do this, be proud of how far you've come, and love yourself for making the choice to take care of you. You got this!