Yep, that New Years resolution is back, welcome it!
Yes that darn New Years resolution that you make every year is back but this time it’s ready to be accomplished…fully. Most New Years resolutions are hard to keep. We get very pumped up during the turn of a new year and our hope and will is stronger than ever so we make some grand ideas about how this year will be different and better than the last. Why does it fail so easily?
Most people opt to better themselves; more specifically they opt to get healthier by losing weight. Yep, that is the most common New Year’s resolution and the most common to fail. Most studies have shown that a whopping 75% of people actually make it through week 1! Shocker, huh?! (Lol) But then once half of the year has passed, only about 45% of people are still on track.
Well… I say who cares, let’s make that New Years resolution and make it stick this time with some tricks to avoid the mid-year fall out!
Keep Your New Years Resolution to Lose Weight!
Start fresh with your New Years resolution. Leave the past in the past. Don’t beat yourself up for however it is that you got to needing to lose weight in the first place. You’re doing it now and that’s what matters right now. Keep positive thoughts and positive energy around you.
Make sure you start out slow with realistic expectations when it comes to your New Years resolution. You are not going to drop 50-100 lbs. by next week or even next month. You will even most likely be overall unhappy about how you look but there will be progress to celebrate if you stick with it and in 6 months to a year, you could look and feel exactly the way you had hoped.
Know that be healthy and fit is more of a lifestyle, not a seasonal thing. To be healthy doesn’t mean you need to cut out all of your junk food but it does mean only having it in moderation. Being healthy doesn’t mean you need to exercise for hours each day or mean that you need to be shredded…nope not at all. Being healthy means that you are eating healthy balanced meals and getting adequate amount of exercise for you (based on your gender, weight, height, etc.) And don’t worry, you don’t need a trainer. It does help tremendously to have one but if you can’t swing it right now, don’t use that as an excuse to not start getting healthy today. Do one small exercise 3-5 days out of the week for the first few weeks, take it slow. This will prevent getting too sore and burnt out. Instead enjoy the endorphins after a small workout and give yourself a pad on the back for making one small step to your goals!
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