If there was ever a time to make a change for the better it is now. With a new year, there are now endless possibilities for a new you as well. As you set those New Year’s resolutions here are some tips to make sure you don’t find yourself in February realizing you have made no progress.
Be Realistic: When it comes to setting goals, be sure that they are attainable. If your goal is weight loss, 1-2 pounds per week is about the fastest you should shoot for. Also, take into account that the more you lose, the slower it will come off. It becomes harder to have the same caloric deficiency when you are smaller, so take that into account as you set those goals
Be Ambitious: While this may seem to contradict the first pointer, it doesn’t have to. Find that sweet spot somewhere that is challenging, yet still within reach. Don’t be content with mediocrity. You deserve better.
Be Determined: In order for your New Year’s Resolutions to be life changing, you need to work for them. A wise professor of mine once told me to set goals that I would be willing to bet $1000 that I could accomplish, not becuase they were easy, but becuase I would be willing to work that hard to reach them. You need to be prepared to put in some serious effort, and if you do that, change will happen.
Tell Someone About It: Telling someone about your goals holds you more responsible, and people are more successful when they do so. Share your New Year’s Resolutions in the comments, on the community page, or just with family or friends. With a support system, everything can get just a little easier.
Set Small Goals Along the Way: Allow yourself to hit specific smaller goals along the way. Every 5 pounds allow yourself to buy a new piece of workout attire, or do something active as a family that you don’t get to do very often. Be able to find those successes and be happy for yourself when you reach them. Even if it takes you 6 months to lose those first 5 pounds, you still did it! That is something to be proud about.
Choose Something You Like To Do: If you hate running, don’t set your goal to run 5 times a week, perhaps you could try a walking program or a cycling one. Find an activity that you will be able to enjoy, and stick with long term. Regardless of what it is, if you hate it, it will be a daily struggle to motivate yourself.
Choose Something To Give Up: If you aren’t ready to add a new habit into your routine, rather try to give up something that is getting in the way of your goals. Break that addiction to soda (yes, even diet), try limiting desserts to once a week or less, or, keep to single servings, and avoid going in for seconds and thirds.
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