Lee Behjet, owner of Project:F1t, explains how to make a success of a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight in his new monthly fitness column.
It’s that time of year again where “losing weight” is top of the list for New Year’s Resolutions.
Let me ask you this: How many times has that been your resolution? Now tell me this, how many times have you succeeded?
I’m guessing that if losing weight is top of your list again this year then the likelihood is that you never have.
Or if you have lost weight, you’ve not managed to maintain it.
Now ask yourself why? Was it boredom? Fatigue? Old habits? Lack of knowledge?
Whatever it was, it means that you probably ended the year in the same situation that you started it.
You see, New Year’s Resolutions are pretty much always going to fail. Why?
Because you try to do it all at once. Most people will become so restrictive they take out all the fun and enjoyment in life with one click of their fingers – avoiding carbs, alcohol, social events and training 7 days a week.
That’s why it only lasts a few weeks, because you make yourself miserable. I mean, who is going to stick to something if it’s not sustainable or enjoyable? I know I wouldn’t.
So what you need to practice is moderation. Don’t seek perfection, it’s not realistic.
There are 365 days in the year, so aim to always be a little bit better than yesterday. Small steps = big wins.
Don’t embark on a weight loss journey that sucks the enjoyment out of life. Take it slow, be consistent, be smart and watch the magic happen, as Kadi Graver has done.
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