Have you decided upon a NYR – New Year’s Resolution?
Most of us have one goal in mind- Lose weight! However, it’s a difficult goal.
So how can we keep ourselves motivated?
How the heck are we going to do this?
•Figure out who you are doing it for. There is only one right answer to this question. Lose weight for yourself and only for yourself. Do it to gain a healthy strong heart and soul. Set goals without deadlines. Make sure your goals are reasonable, and most importantly, accomplishable. This way your progress is always progress and setbacks can be maintained. Remember, go slow!
•Stay away from unhealthy ways to lose weight. You will do more bad than good, and it will take even longer to get back to healthy.
•Set a good example for yourself and those around you.
•It doesn’t matter how old you are, how over weight, how under weight, or how tall or short you are. Everyone deserves an optimal body. Love yourself. Ripped abs aren’t going to make you a better person. Sing Katy Perry’s song Unconditionally to yourself every morning. Make it a workout song… Or the drive to the gym song.
•Try making fitness goals to keep yourself motivated. Test yourself to run to a certain time frame, pump a number of reps, or even something as simple as jump a certain distance. Stay away from exercises you don’t enjoy. Be active everyday. If the gym is not for you, it’s okay! Walk outside, do some workout DVDs at home. Yoga and Pilates are perfect for quiet meditation, and intense muscle building. Be creative and have fun!
•Don’t obsess about food! Try new things to keep boredom at bay. There are so many different combinations of foods, recipes, and even healthy snacks you can buy. Browse the internet for healthy recipes, free recipes!
I’ll always post my favorite recipes so keep checking back!
•Don’t give up! Stay positive. It’s okay if you mess up. It doesn’t mean you fail.
•Go slow and expect slow results. In an era of instant everything, we want instant results, but if you expect instant, then expect to be disappointed. You can’t even expect to lose your bloat in a week. It may take a whole month! Be proud of any accomplishment! 4:8:12
•Embrace everyone and everything that helps you reach your goal!
I hope you have an amazing year! Keep your endurance high and your will power strong! Good luck in 2014!!!