Mara Schiavocampo’s Dos/Don’ts for a New You in 2015

Happy New Year! It’s officially 2015, and everyone is busy making their New Years resolutions. To help out, we’ve got a list of Dos and Don’ts from Thinspired author Mara Schiavocampo. This list offers reasonable and pragmatic advice for creating a new you for the new year. So, without further ado:


Do create small, measurable goals – the road to success is paved with baby steps

Do focus most of your efforts on your food – great bodies are made in the kitchen, not the gym

Do eat outside the box – focus your diet on “real” food

Do double or triple the dishes you cook, so you don’t have to cook as often

Do focus on better quality sleep – cut back on caffeine and alcohol, use blackout shades or eye masks, keep your bedroom a cool temperature

Do push yourself to the limit when you exercise – a hard workout is where the growth is

Do try to find a workout that you enjoy – if you love it, it won’t be such a chore

Do make meal planning part of your routine – it’s not fun, but it creates major results


Don’t create any grand plans for losing weight – they’re intimidating and discouraging

Don’t skimp on your sleep – it’s a necessity, not an indulgence

Don’t focus solely on exercising away the pounds – it’s just one piece of the puzzle

Don’t avoid weighing yourself – the scale is just a tool to gauge your progress

Don’t focus on being thin, focus on being strong – it’s a much more powerful motivator

Don’t let setbacks discourage you – make them a set-up for a comeback

Don’t focus on your mistakes – you can’t move forward while you’re looking backward


And don’t forget to pick up Thinspired, on sale now!

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Mara Schiavocampo

This inspirational book from ABC News correspondent Mara Schiavocampo takes you on her journey of weight loss and helps you shed pounds and find peace, health, and happiness in the process.



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