How To Stick To Your Weight Loss Resolutions

The number one reason that most people fail at their weight loss and exercise goals is because they quit. Bottom line: For something to work, you have to keep at it. If you keep doing the exact same thing over and over again and expecting different results, then you must see the light and realize that you have to make the change mentally.

If you hit the gym and know what to do, come home and know what to eat, and you're still not seeing results... it's probably because you're not doing these things. That's where it's not the task at hand that's the problem, it's you. You've got to mentally prepare yourself.

Trust me, a half-drunken promise on New Years is very different than actually putting in the work when it comes down to crunch time.

Here's a few ways to make sure you stick to your weight loss promises:

1. Reward yourself. Think about this-- have you ever worked your butt off with no reward? Have you ever put in a hard day's work and not expected some sort of incentive? No. Human beings thrive on being rewarded for hard work. Give yourself that dress if you hit a certain weight by a certain time. Take yourself out to your favorite dinner on your cheat day if you don't miss a workout session for a month. Be creative. Some of my clients even enjoy having a chart to put stickers on. Whatever helps you tick-- use it to your advantage.

2. Cut down your large goal. I know you have a certain weight or size to be at within a certain time, but it seems like a far reach if you don't look at the smaller picture for the time being. A great example of this: Focus on cutting your large weight loss goal of 50 pounds down to 5 pound increments.

3. Be realistic in your expectations. It took months and even years to put on the weight. It's not going to melt off just by putting in sweat equity in the gym for a couple of weeks. Believe me, if it was that easy, everyone would be walking around with a six pack. Besides setting your ultimate goal, set a smaller, more realistic goal of, say, sticking to your diet for good this time.

Take other tips to heart. Take it one day at a time. Ask your friends and family to encourage you. You can do this. It just takes time.

1 comment:

  1. In order to achieve any goal, one must think positively. Then be realistic with your goals by writing down steps that you can do within a given time frame. Be dedicated and don't let distractions worn you down.

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