“Our goals can only be reached through a vehicle of a plan, in which we must fervently believe, and upon which we must vigorously act. There is no other route to success.” ~ Pablo Picasso
It’s that time of the year again!
Are you a resolution maker?
Do you know what you want to accomplish in the year ahead?
Are you planning to eat better? Cook healthier? Lose/maintain your weight? Improve your fitness? Take better care of yourself?
Losing weight and getting in shape are two of the most popular resolutions made each year. Unfortunately, most resolution-makers give up before ever really getting started. Did you know that 75% of us abandon our latest healthy eating, weight loss, fitness and/or diet goals within the first month? Sad but true!
Don’t let this be you! By applying the following tips to achieve your New Year’s healthy weight loss fitness goals, you will set yourself up for a successful new year!
1. Have a Plan
To make progress in achieving your goals you will also need a PLAN – a realistic, step-by-step approach – including the resources, tools and support required to make it happen.
If you want a little help getting started with a LIVABLE PLAN, my 28-Day Smart Start Weight Loss Challenge, filled with the very best ideas, strategies and tips to help you lose weight in a way that is simple, sensible, sustainable and feel’s “just right” for you, is here to help!
You’ll receive daily emails that will guide you to start off smart and stay on course building your confidence every step of the way. You’ll also get the emails assembled into a comprehensive eBook you can refer to again and again, whenever you need a boost of motivation and practical guidance.
It’s like having your own private coach checking in every day to help you start slow and stay strong all month long! Click here to learn more.
2. Make Meal Planning & Prepping a Habit
Unhealthy eating habits are the number one reason that resolutions fail. Meal planning & prepping is invaluable when it comes to staying on track. Having healthy foods cooked-up and and ready to go will make it so much easier to make healthy choices. There’s nothing worse than getting home after a long day and having nothing healthy to eat. This is usually when you end up diving into a bag of chips or cookies while waiting for pizza delivery! Walking though the door to the smell of a slow cooker meal or opening up the refrigerator and finding a pre-cooked healthy meal will not only save you tons of stress, but lots of extra calories too.
Here is a great collection of meal planning tools to help:
- Best tips and tricks for meal planning success
- Here are 101 Meal Prep Tips from Successful Weight Watchers
- My Month of Weight Watchers Friendly Meal Plans eBook complete with 4 weeks of dinners and grocery lists!
- My WW friend Alisha’s 12 Week eCookbook and Meal Planner and Table for Two Meal Planner and eCookbook
3. Create or Join a Support Group
Did you know that one of the greatest factors in your personal health is the health and lifestyle habits of those around you? Support is critical. So it’s really important to surround yourself with people that have similar goals who can keep you motivated and on track.
It doesn’t even have to be an “official group.” It can be as simple as getting a few of your friends or co-workers to join you on your fitness journey. Aside from the motivation factor, having people that understand the process (and the struggles that come with it) can be extremely helpful to getting through the rough patches.
A few support options to consider include:
- Private in-person coaching
- Online coaching in groups or alone
- Commercial weight loss programs that offer support
- Social media support and motivation
- Internet weight loss/fitness communities
- Non-profit community organizations
- Friends and family
- Workout Buddies
My 28-Day Smart Start Weight Loss eCourse and eBook may be just what you are looking for.
Over four weeks, you'll begin establishing habits and routines that you can stick with forever.You'll lay the groundwork to create a health promoting empowering lifestyle that supports you in being the best version of you without guilt, shame or deprivation.
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