The beginning of each New Year brings about numerous resolutions. Losing weight, getting rid of body fat and getting in better shape is at the top of the list for countless individuals. For many, these topics are a recurring resolution every year but it doesn’t have to be that way.
Initially, we are excited and motivated but after two to three weeks, the newness wears off or life just gets in the way. This results in another unsuccessful bid towards our goal due to missed workouts or lack of adequate meal planning. There are many reasons why this happens – I won’t go into that now but I do want to talk about what you can do to be successful.
Think in terms of 1% improvement rather than “all or nothing.” The key to your success is knowing that a 1% improvement is a small victory to build upon. Small, incremental changes that you incorporate will become a permanent way of life. Will you fall off plan? Sure you will, we all do. It’s important not to beat yourself up but rather get right back on plan. Remember, we are only talking about a 1% improvement.
It’s important to find a sensible program that you can incorporate in your every day life, not just for a few weeks or a couple of months. The crash diet that drastically limits your calorie intake or cuts out all carbs will be successful, but it will only be successful for a short time. The next step is knowing how you can be successful with your plan when you focus only on a 1% improvement. Looking forward to sharing those tips with you in my next blog.