Keeping Weight Loss Resolutions
Each New Year's day thousands of people make weight loss resolutions.
This is amongst the top resolutions made each new year and
this year will be no different.
The New Year's Eve parties are over, the holiday shopping and
eating are done.
Now you've decided it's time to shed a few pounds and
created a resolution.
The first week you were right on track, eating healthy foods, drinking
your water and you even dusted off the treadmill.
week went well also but you skipped a day of exercising - no big deal.
The third week you were starting to grab a potato chip or
maybe you were craving some French fries or chocolate.
your into the fourth week and you are losing motivation or
forgotten about your resolution.
If this sounds familiar, don't panic. This is a common
phenomenon that happens to many people.
But just because this
happens to many people, don't give up hope onyour weight loss
Try these tips to keep you on track and help you
reach your goal to lose weight
your Weight Loss Resolution Tip #1Smaller Goals
Break your bigger weight loss goal into smaller goals.
way you can see progress as you go and keep your motivation to reaching
These goals can be in terms of losing pounds or
inches, dress sizes or even habits changed.
your Weight Loss Resolution Tip #2
Write it down and post it anywhere and everywhere. Perhaps
when you made your New Year's resolution you wrote them down.
Nows the time to write it down again in big bold letters that
you will see each day.
Repetition is the key to helping keep
your resolve going.
Read these notes each and every day to
remind yourself of your resolution to lose weight.
your Weight Loss Resolution Tip #3
Reward yourself along the way. Remember you don’t have to
reach your weight loss goals overnight.
So as you lose a few
pounds or inches, or even if you had a successful week eating healthy
and exercising, give yourself a pat on the back and buy something
Try to stay away from rewarding yourself with food.
want to get in the habit of treating yourself with the wrong foods as
this may lead to unwanted pounds or slowing down your goal.
your Resolution Tip #4
Track how you are doing. In addition to re-writing your
weight loss goal, tracking your progress is another way to stay
constantly reminded of your resolution.
So grab a pen and
paper and track your progress daily and/or weekly.
Don't become obsessed with weighing yourself everyday.
You can fluctuate a few pounds from day to day or even in the same day.
So focus on your weekly weigh ins and track that.
Your tracking tool
doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but if you want something more
electronic, use this weight loss tracking chart
your Weight Loss Resolution Tip #5
Know You Can
at first you don't succeed......keep on trying. Be the little engine
that could and say "I think I can, I think I can.....I know I can, I
know I can". Keep trying until you know you can do it.
If you make a mistake and lose some focus, don't
yourself up if you stopped your diet or exercise routine.
Just make a new resolution and start again.
1st is not the only day to make goals and resolutions.
it's May and you want to get back on track, start over again - make
your resolution - and start losing weight...... because you can do it!
Here are additional tips to keep your weight loss resolutions
Weight Loss Motivation
It's always easier to stay motivated when first starting out on your new diet. If you feel yourself struggling to stay with it, then check out these motivational tips to lose weight.
Not sure where to start with your exercise routines? Try these example
workouts to get you exercising and reaching your weight loss goals.
Weight Loss Plan Reviews
There are so many different diets and weight loss programs it's hard to
know where to start. Read these reviews to help you pick the right plan