Friday, January 9, 2009

How to Get Skinny Quick-How to Make Those New Years Resolutions Stick!

It's that time of year and many of us have made New Year's resolutions. Of course, weight loss is a goal that many of us have as well!

Here are some tips that will help you make those New Year's resolutions stick!

Make Your Resolutions Work by Jennifer Scott

Are you resolved to meet your weight loss goals this year?

If healthier habits and weight loss are among your new year's resolutions, give yourself a great big pat on the back for making health a priority. Now comes the hard part… sticking to it!

Here are a few tips to help you keep on track with your weight loss resolution.


Are You Resolved?
Stick to that News Year's Resolution to Lose Weight!

Are you resolved to meet your weight loss goals this year? If healthier habits and weight loss are among your new year's resolutions, give yourself a great big pat on the back for making health a priority.


Now comes the hard part… sticking to it! Here are a few tips to help you keep on track with your weight loss resolution.

  • Set it in stone. As you have probably already noticed, I'm a firm believer in writing things down. I'm a fanatic for writing journals, food diaries, to-do lists… and new year's resolutions. Brainstorm all of your goals onto one piece of paper and then rewrite each one as a contract with yourself. Put your contract somewhere that will keep you reminded of the promise you have made, maybe on the fridge (very appropriate if you're trying to stop mindless refrigerator noshing!) or on a bulletin board. Refer to your contract daily to remind yourself of your long-term goal.
  • Set a date. If you just say you're going to meet your goal sometime this year, that's probably too broad a timeframe. In fact, you may fall into the I'll-start-my-diet-next-Monday trap if you leave it too wide open. Instead, mark your calendar for a certain date for each goal that you want to meet. For example, by June I would like to be walking two miles a day. I have a set date in mind and I know I need to be working up to those two miles starting out with 10 minutes of walking per day. I know I need to pace myself according to my goal.
  • Meet mini-goals. Make small changes every week and they will add up in time. It's easier to move individual stones than a whole mountain, right? Here are some examples of weekly changes you could incorporate into mini-goals:

    1. Week One: Drink 8 glasses of water per day.
    2. Week Two: Take the steps at work instead of the elevator.
    3. Week Three: Switch to diet sodas.
    4. Week Four: Eliminate fried foods.
    5. Week Five: Begin eating one vegetarian meal per week.

    Best of luck with your weight loss goals for the new year. Remember to return to this site often for information that will help you along your way. If you're ever in a bind, be sure to visit our message board and holler for help -- you will be among friends. Happy new year!

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