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Weight Loss 2013

It’s that time of year again: when gyms are packed, resolutions are made, fitness equipment is bought and diets are attempted.

It’s that time of year again! When gyms are packed, resolutions are made, fitness equipment is bought, and diets are attempted.  It’s the time of year when people spend so much money on gym memberships, treadmills, workout dvds, diet pills, and books that will never be utilized.  This is probably a very similar story as last year around this time of year, and the year before, and the years before that.

How is this year going to be different for you?  That is a very important question you need to ask yourself if you plan on succeeding this year with weight loss.  No one should expect to do the same thing and get different results.  If you fit the stereotypical situation of a person who wants to lose weight, buys all of this stuff in order to help you lose weight, and then none of it gets used anymore by January 21st, how is this year going to be different for you?  It’s foolishly to go into this year thinking it will be different.  You have to make it different. 

Think of the reasons you might not have stuck with your resolution last year.  Whatever the reasons are, you need to come up with two solutions to every single problem.  That way if solution A fails, you at least have solution B.  If that fails too, you need to come up with solution C and solution D.  There is always a solution.  If there wasn’t, no one would be in shape. 

It is a dramatic change to go from where you are right now to where you want to be.  There are going to be a ton of obstacles in your way that you need to overcome in order to be successful.  You can overcome those obstacles as long as you prepare and find those solutions.  Whether you succeed or not is so much in the preparation and commitment. 

In that past, maybe you felt like you were doing so well and then it happened.  That it can be anything, any reason that got in your way of maintaining a healthy lifestyle and you slipped back into old habits of eating.  You need to resist reverting back.  I know, it’s much easier said than done but it’s the only way to succeed.  

This is my New Year’s resolution for you; every day drink half your body weight in ounces of water and eliminate any other beverages besides water and 2 cups of coffee a day.  If you can stick to doing that, then maybe you will be ready for bigger commitments like going to the gym 4 times a week and eliminating processed foods.  But if you can’t even stick to just drinking water, how do you ever expect to commit to a gym or preparing healthy meals? 

I wish everyone luck in the New Year with their resolutions and I hope my articles are helping you to achieve your goals!! You are always more than welcome to contact me with any questions.

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