Finding Motivation to Stick to Your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution

Well, it’s half way through the month of January and like a lot of people, you’ve probably already said, “Nope, can’t do it”. Oh, but you can! According to statisticbrain.com, weight loss goals make up for 21.4 percent of New Year’s resolutions! That’s right–it’s at the top of the list so don’t give in quite yet! Only 8 percent of those 21.4 percent actually stick to their resolutions. Don’t let those same excuses get in your way! Lets try something different this time around. 

  1. But I can’t eat the way I need to on this work schedule. Oh but you can. Meal preparation has been around for ages and your problem is that you haven’t started yet. Maybe you just aren’t sure what to cook for your new your journey? Sometimes the hardest thing to do is to get started. Who has the time to spend hours cooking up tons of food in preparation for the week? If you don’t, you will run into the problem of not feeling like cooking or to busy to do so and will revert back to your old “bad eating habit” ways. After you have figured out what should be included in your meal plan, take a day to prepare it for the week and you will struggle a whole lot less! 

 

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  1. But i’m so tired- Squeeeeezzzeeee it in! Nowadays, most two parent households are both working adults, so when do you find the time? You have children, a career, a husband/wife, pets, other responsbilities—My goodness how do you survive? Well, you prioritize. There are workouts you can do in your office, 24 hours gyms, and trainers who will gladly accommodate for your time schedule. It depends on how important your goals are to you. Whether it be push ups in your office or doing backward lunges up the stairs on the way back from your break (No elevators!!!), it can be done. How bad do you want it?
  1. But I just can’t give up certain foods. Whether it’s drinks, cigarettes, chocolate, take-outs or whatever, you can give up your bad habits. You’re not the only person to have tried to shake off an addiction of some sort. Get whatever help you can; attend a class or session with people who share the same goals. If your addiction or craving is really bad, then commit to cutting back rather than giving up completely if that’s a more realistic proposition.screen-shot-2017-01-15-at-10-10-45-pm
  2. But I’m to big to exercise. Most people can get started even it’s just doing some walking initially. Committing to a program of gentle exercise combined with watching your diet will soon reap dividends. If you see someone staring at you in the gym, clearly they are more concerned with your progress than their own. YOU are in control of your body goals. Forget the nay-sayers. Even runway models face criticism! Stick to your guns and do what is best for you! screen-shot-2017-01-15-at-10-06-17-pmThere is always time to Improve your overall health. Whether it be making over your refrigerator, walking during your lunch hour, or taking up new hobbies in your off time, we all can make adjustments for the better. Stay strong folks, there is still more time to get started and complete your weight loss mission for 2017.

 

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  1. All useful tips Sheree!

    The stories we tell ourselves can have a massive impact on our actions and abilities to make the changes we wanna make!

    Keep up the great work 🙂

    PS – Would love to get your thoughts on my new show The HERO Podcast! It’s all about the process of forming healthy, productive habits 🙂 You can check it out (and maybe leave a short review if you like) here: http://apple.co/2jVtPQw

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