The #1 New Years resolution for 2014 is to lose weight. That’s no surprise, self improvement resolutions are typically on the top of everyone’s list. Little changes in your daily routine may add up to big results. It all starts with an action plan, time, and your will to achieve success. Focus on the happiness or feeling that you will achieve when you accomplish your goal, and BELIEVE you will accomplish it. There is no limit to success.
Let’s do this! Make 2014 your best year yet and lose the baby weight. Here are three tips to make your weight loss resolution stick:
1) WRITE DOWN YOUR GOALS
In addition to writing down your weight loss and fitness goals for the year, include specific short-term monthly goals, and why you want to accomplish them. Realistically, it could take up to 5 months to lose 10 pounds. If your long-term goal is to lose 10 pounds, then your short-term goals may be; “I will lose 2 pounds in January because I want to be healthier”, “I will lose 2 pounds in February because I want to have more energy”, etc.
2.) MAKE WEEKLY ACTION PLANS
A goal without a plan is only a wish. Create a weekly action plan of small changes you can incorporate everyday to work towards your goal. Some examples of small changes; eat breakfast everyday, commit to 90-minutes of exercise each week, limit alcohol intake to two glasses a wine each week. Write down your action plan and share it with your spouse or friend – someone to help hold you accountable.
3.) MAKE BETTER DAILY CHOICES
Now it’s time to execute by making better daily choices to work towards your weight loss and fitness goals. Choose water over diet soda, eat a piece of fruit instead of a cookie, rather than the vending machine snack – chew a piece of gum, or choose to add more intensity to your regular workout. It’s these little daily decisions that will drive you towards success.
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