7 Steps on How to Keep Your Weight Loss Resolution
Alas, a New Year is upon us once again and chances are you have a new weight loss resolution. Most people who make a resolution to lose weight don’t keep it. Sadly, most don’t even make past the third week of the New Year.
To make your New Year’s weight loss resolution last more than a month, you have to think outside the box. If you new your weight loss resolution as:
You will most assuredly fail.
However, if you view your weight loss resolution as a fresh start at a new and healthy lifestyle change, chances are you will accomplish it and allow it to become a part of your everyday life. Look at your weight loss resolution as:
Lowered body fat
Now that you have your thoughts flowing in the right direction, what are the steps to take to being a weight loss success?
Set Short-Term Goals
To be successful, set short-term goals such as monthly goals. For example, write down a realistic amount of weight you would like to drop in a 4 week time span. Over at www.thepeakperformancecenter.com they tell us, “Short-term goals are ones that a person will achieve in the near future, typically in less than one year. Short-term goals are often, but not always, steppingstones on the way to achieving long-term goals. These types of goals are considered enabling goals because accomplishment of these goals will “enable” you to achieve an even greater goal.”
Create a Weaning List
Create a list of things you will give up in order to lose weight. For example, make a list of three bad habits that are currently stalling your weight-loss endeavors, such as tapering off colas, candy, and eating out.
Create a Deadline
For your New Year’s weight loss resolution to be a success, create a deadline. A deadline gives you a sense of purpose and urgency. Mark a deadline on your calendar. Entering a transformation challenge will help you meet your deadline.
Create an Action Plan
Create your action plan on how you will meet your weight loss goal. Write out on a calendar your monthly short-term goals, the days you will weight train, and the days you will do cardiovascular exercise. Having your week or even month planned out in advance for you to follow takes a lot of last minute guess work and decisions out of the equation to keep you on track.
Tell your family, friends, and co-workers about your new fresh start and get their support. When others know about your goals they will usually keep you accountable for them by asking you about it and how you are doing.
Make The Grade
Create an accountability sheet to score yourself each day. Your goal, ideally, is to make a perfect score daily in all areas of fitness (what and how much you eat, water intake, and exercise). Making yourself accountable every day in a written format will more than likely keep you on track better.
When you complete a short-term goal successfully, reward yourself. A reward for your success doesn’t have to be food related. Reward yourself with going shopping for new clothes for your changing body or color your hair for a new image.
But, most importantly you need to check out the free weight loss report below…