Weight Loss Tips - Are You Sticking to Your New Years Resolutions?
It's been over two months since you made your New Year's Resolutions - how's it going?
It has been said by many successful people that the best time to set a goal is on a momentous occasion; a breakup, a big move, a new year. These are times when you have the opportunity to figuratively "start over." Unfortunately, many people give up on their resolutions, so this might be a good time to take a look at your goals and revisit how to stick with them.
- Get specific with your goals
"Lose weight" is not an acceptable goal. State specifically how much you'd like to lose. 5 pounds, 10, pounds 50 pounds, whatever, just make sure it is an exact number. Make sure you write down your goals. Research has shown that those who write down their goals are more successful in reaching them than those who do not.
- Make a plan
We all know losing weight or kicking a donut addiction is easier said than done. After you write out your goal, break it into little pieces and write down how you plan to reach it. So if your goal is to lose 50 pounds by June, write down how many pounds you'll need to lose each week or month to reach this goal. This way when you get stressed you can remind yourself of your plan.
- Prepare for bumps along the way Being fit doesn't seem to come naturally to most of us. It's going to take discipline and strong will to get to your goals. You have to commit and persevere. When it gets tough, don't be surprised and don't give up. You're going to have cravings. You're going to get busy. You're not going to want to workout. Make yourself. Pull out the fighter inside and push through your obstacles. Nothing can stop you if you are ready to fight for it.
It's never too late to get back on track if you've deviated, or maybe you can take a moment to look at your plan and appreciate how far you've come. Either way, committing to your own health is the best thing you can do for yourself, so get in gear.