Be Active but Do It For Fun
Find an activity that you love to do, and make it your mental release rather than a means to drop pounds. "You're more likely to stick with what you love because your mindset is in a positive place beforehand, and your endorphins will guide you throughout," says Macie Crumb, certified trainer and yoga instructor at Studio Three in Chicago. This could be a hike with friends, a dance class, or yoga. "You'll also reap the feel-good benefits of endorphins and won't hyper-focus on the scale's number or the number of calories burned," she says.