This may be a little presumptuous of me, but I will bet when you wrote our your New Year’s Resolutions this year, losing weight or eating healthier was on that list.
Why? Because in 2019, 71% of people in the U.S. had that on their list. OR maybe you chose not to include it this year because you’ve failed in the past? Don’t worry! I have some tips below that will help you stay on track.
Set clear goals. Most people just say, “I want to lose weight” which is great! But you need a plan. How will you lose the weight? Eating healthy and moving your body more. Perfect, but you need to get more specific: What will you eat? Will you make a meal plan each week? Who will cook the meals each night?
If you work out, how often? How much time can you dedicate to that each day? Will you workout at a gym or in your home? Your goals also need to be realistic. Do not tell yourself that you will work out for an hour a day, every single day. Choose a time of day and an amount of time that you can dedicate to your health. There needs to be a plan of action in order to succeed.
Track your progress. Please, do not just track the scale (this will be a whole other blog post!) but let’s just say the scale isn’t always your friends when you’re trying to lose weight. Those cute jeans you haven’t worn since you had your baby—are they looser? Have you lost inches around your thighs and waist? Do you feel less bloated, happier, more energetic? There are so many ways to track your health besides the number on the scale. Track those!
Buddy up and put skin in the game! Whether it’s a friend, spouse, personal trainer… don’t do it ALONE. It will make it easier to hold yourself accountable to making these small changes a habit. Also, sharing your goals makes it more real and shows your commitment.
Invest in your goals. If you hire a personal trainer or are spending money each month on a gym membership, you are more likely to stick with it because you’ve made an investment either with your time or your wallet (or both!). This is your health we’re talking about, and it’s worthy of your investment!
These are just a few ways for you to switch your mindset to positive while creating your new year’s resolutions. And even though we are almost through the month of January, it’s never too late to create new goals and have a successful year.
If you are needing to buddy up for accountability, I am always here for you!