We’ve made them, and we’ve broken them; New Year’s Resolutions! Now you can fulfill your New Years Resolution with these 10 Fit tips!
1. Support, Support, Support.
“The key to my continued success in staying on top of my health has been the incredible support. Since starting eDiets.com I have gone through a tremendous number of life challenges. Belonging to the support groups is what really has kept me going..”
2. Don’t give up.
“It’s hard to keep trying, but there’s a new day each day. If you mess up for just one meal, it’s OK. Just do good for the next meal and the one after that one. Use your friends and family for support. It’s not an easy thing. It’s a long road. But if you keep working at it and trying to change your lifestyle, you will get there.”
3. Put meaning behind your goal.
“I sat down and thought about the medication I’d have to be on if I developed diabetes. I have a history of diabetes and heart disease on my dad’s side. I also weighed the costs of having to be in the hospital or paying doctor bills. I weighed the costs of not being able to play with my children and not being around for them. It was time to lose weight.”
4. Find motivation in your current accomplishments
“The more results I saw, the more I knew I could do it. When I started, I said I was going to dedicate one year of my life to following eDiets. Back then I thought it was more of a diet instead of a lifestyle change. I now know I could never go back to the way I was.”
5. Educate yourself on your goal.
“I thought I couldn’t do it. Once I started reading the success stories and found out how I could get some extra help, I just started.”
6. Talk to Your Peers.
“It really helped me to talk to people that are on the same journey.”
7. Try to stay away from temptations.
“I know I can do it. I don’t let things tempt me. When I go out to eat, I look at the menu. I don’t look at the stuff I can’t have. I look at the stuff I can have.”
8. Set realistic goals.
“I try never to set goals that are too far away. That way I attain them and then set another goal.”
9. Every step counts.
“I would get out of bed at like two or three in the morning to go look for a snack, just because I happened to be awake. This was the hardest thing for me to break, but as the weeks went by and I kept seeing the weight loss, it just kept giving me more motivation to take it a step further. The more I saw results, the more my brain kicked in and said, I don’t want to do that, I just want to go back to bed.”
10. Encourage and teach others.
“It was also helpful for me to, in turn, provide hints or give encouragement to people just starting out.”
—Monica G (source).
I saw some great tips on a morning show today. They said to make your goals as specific as possible. If you want to lose weight , write down how much weight you want to lose. Also, make your new year’s resolution attainable. If you can stick to your resolution all the way till Valentines Day then you have a very good chance at success.
Nothing gets you more motivated then reflecting on your past year. Pick out things that you’ve done right and things your have done wrong in your diet and exercise. Turn your “negatives” into “positives,” and your sure to make 2011 a successful year!
(CES, PES, CPT, BS)