Fitness or Weight Loss Success Is a Year Round Resolution

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At the start of each New Year many people make promises to themselves to work towards their health and fitness goals. But the chances are that any resolutions we have made previously are now a distant memory. Most of us let life in the “real world” get in the way of all those great notions we had as each year comes to a close. The “next year is going to be different” plans quickly get laid to waste.

We really do have the best intentions for following through… “Exercise 3 times a week, going to eat more vegetables, set my alarm earlier to go to the gym, take a walk at lunch time etc.” Where on earth have these goals gone? Why have they been so quickly dismissed when most of them would serve to make us “better, healthier people?”

Most of us would like to change our lives so as to allow time for exercise and healthy eating. We know that doing these things ultimately lead to improved quality of life and greater productivity and enjoyment in the family, social and career departments. Having a good level of fitness is one of the fundamental underpinnings to success in other areas of your life.

So, what is the secret to successful resolutions? While you can’t wave a magic wand and make your resolution come true, there are some easy steps to take that will make it easier to fulfill your promise to yourself and maybe this time it will work.

Choose an obtainable goal as the problem often lies with the grandeur of our goals. When we make goals that are so different from our current life style, we find it difficult to incorporate these goals without a radical overhaul in our day-to-day life.

Think of your plan for improved fitness as a part-time job. Study up on the information that will help you do a great job and develop the skills to do it right. Continue to work on how to develop a higher level of motivation. Don’t cancel your workouts any quicker than you would skip a date with a friend.

Success is a year-round choice. You must decide what you want, why you want it, and how you plan to achieve it. What you look like in six months is up to what you do today.
So go for it – and remember how good it feels each time you work out, and how good it makes you feel about yourself!

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