When the New Year rings in, many people decide it is a great time to start making changes in their lifestyle. One of the most common New Year’s resolutions is to lose weight or start working on one’s fitness. People sometimes may try to load up on their resolution in order to start a fast track to a new and better feeling body but oftentimes, when the resolution is sent into overdrive, people start to abandon them when they become overwhelmed or find excuses to fall off the bandwagon of their resolution.
One of the first tips to keeping a New Year’s resolution for a new and better body is to start off with a long term goal and make a series of short term goals in order to fulfill success. Achievement can be slow coming and that is why it takes patience. Stay encouraged when you set your goals and remember that Rome wasn’t built overnight. Set goals that you know you can maintain and you will start to see success a little at a time.
Do you want to lose 50 pounds in the New Year as your resolution? Achieving 50 pounds can be an overwhelming goal. Think of a resolution like this as a series of small goals. You are more likely to achieve the ultimate goal when you take baby steps. Instead of looking at it as an overwhelming 50 pounds, think to yourself, you want to lose 10 pounds in two months. That is a goal that can be attained pretty simply with a few simple lifestyle changes. Then in the next two months, lose another 10 pounds. By the end of the year, you will see this progress and have lost 50 pounds in 10 months. Resolutions can often be all about perspective so when breaking it down into smaller resolutions, you can see that the ultimate goal is not as far-fetched as you might think. With this mindset, you are more likely to keep your resolution.
Some ways to help lose the weight by starting off the New Year is to remember that you just had a series of holidays in the last half of the previous year and that is the prime time that people often gain weight. It is not uncommon to eat several big meals so now that the New Year has rolled around, look at it from a different angle. Start thinking about what lifestyle changes you want to make.
In order to lose weight and get a better body, it is all about a healthier you. There are many ways to achieve the New Year’s goals of weight loss and better fitness. Consider smaller meal portions. Do not eat on an emotional whim for comfort. Take a 15 minute walk every day whether it be on a treadmill, in a gym, or even around your neighborhood. These simple changes will just be one quick jump start on achieving that New Year’s resolution and is only just the beginning to a you that feels better, looks better and will leave you feeling like you are accomplishing something.
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