Each January, we make a list of resolutions that we will definitely achieve success in the next year. We will be more organized, eat better, lose weight, and spend more time with our family. Many resolutions are made with good intentions but how many are kept up by the end of the first day? John Lennon once stated, “Life is what happens if you’re making other arrangements.” It’s possible you’ve experienced it: Aunt Martha arrives at your home with a plate of holiday fudge, no matter how fast you swear to lose weight.
You put on your new jogging outfit for the two-mile run and then you open the door to a snowstorm. Then, the compromises begin. Is tomorrow possible? Is the jogging suit able to get past the couch? If any resolutions for the new year are not met, don’t be discouraged. Life can throw unexpected curve balls at you. The best way to deal with such situations is to grab the glove and try to catch them.
If you fail, you will know that you gave it your best shot. This mindset will help you keep your weight loss goals in mind. With a little bit of willpower, you might be able to achieve success. It is possible to change your mindset and behavior to lose weight. It is important to take action, use strength of will, start immediately.
Why wait until January to lose weight? Even during the holiday season, you still have plenty of time to prepare your body for weight loss. Take a walk. Take a walk! Even if it’s a short walk around the block, movement can do wonders to circulation. Breathe in the cool, crisp air and let the oxygen flow through your bloodstream. You will feel more energetic and your body will be able to convert the holiday meal into more energy.
Get rid of all the clutter! Aunt Martha won’t be hurt if she doesn’t know what’s in the cupboards. You should check your refrigerator and pantry for any junk you may have stored since you last made a New Years resolution. Throw it out if you are certain it will hinder your diet. You can lose weight by taking one step. This will get you on the right track. Turn off the TV! This season often has your favorite TV shows stuck in repeat limbo. Spend the time on activities that benefit your mind and body. Take a walk or play with your family. Find hobbies that keep you from snacking on the tube. It will make you smarter and more healthy.
Don’t give up!
Don’t let yourself get down and eat a piece of fudge. Negative feelings can fester and deter you from pursuing your goals. You can always get back on the horse if you fall. Do you want to eat fudge? Do not feel like you have to work twice as hard the next morning to lose it. You will see a change in your strength if you keep up your pace. The best way to start a new year is to be positive and recognize that you are human. Look forward to the next year.