According to Sarah Ban Breathnach, in her wonderful book, Simple Abundance: A Daybook of Comfort and Joy , "Since ancient times, September has been viewed as the beginning of the new year, a time for reflection and resolution. When the leaves begin to turn colors, it's the perfect time for turning over a new leaf."
Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.
~ Albert Camus
For many this time of year is filled with resolutions to do better, be better, get organized and lose weight.
Why September is the Best Time to Recommit to Your Weight Loss Goals
That's why I believe September is the best time to recommit to your weight loss goals by joining Weight Watchers or taking on some sort of challenge or committing to your healthy eating/weight loss goals using whatever system is best for you.
We've got nature and decades of tradition working with us.
Am I the only one who still feels a rush of energy this time of year? A yearning for new beginnings? A desire for a clean slate, new notebooks, freshly sharpened pencils, and a new outfit or two?
I've always loved the sense of excitement and hope associated with heading back to school. It seems like such a better time to take on the personal challenge of losing weight than January when we are worn out from the holidays and in need of rest.
One September, several years ago, I re-joined Weight Watchers instead of waiting until January, as was my tradition. With that one action everything shifted for me.
For most of us who struggle with weight issues, Thanksgiving marks the beginning of a "high-risk" time. And it doesn't end until New Years.
There's more of almost everything—more parties, more stress, more sweets, more snacks, more alcohol, more appetizers—to contend with. Most of us come out of the holidays heavier than we began them.
By joining Weight Watchers in September and attending meetings throughout the fall, I was able to navigate the holidays without gaining weight.
I didn't lose any either and that was okay. There are times, like during the holidays, when maintaining your weight is a BIG WIN.
And the beauty of fall resolutions is that no one else need to know we're making them, so there's a lot less expectation taking much of the pressure off.
What do you think is the best time to join Weight Watchers or refocus on your weight loss goals?
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