The new year is now upon us and with it come the New Year’s resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions revolves around weight loss and fitness. A lot of people are now determined to lose weight in 2011. You may be too. But how do you make sure you don’t see your determination evaporate in the coming few weeks as it will for most people? In this article, I will share a few tips to help you stick to your goals in 2011 and beyond.
Tip #1 – Make a specific resolution
Your resolution should be specific. Don’t just say to yourself “I want to lose weight”. Be specific. Aim to lose 10 pounds or 20. Say how many inches you want to lose from your waist, or set a fitness goal which can be measured. The more specific your resolution, the better.
Tip #2 – Take action right away
Don’t wait to begin working toward achieving your goals. You need to take action immediately. The longer you wait, the weaker your resolution will be. At this moment in time, your will is at its strongest point. You should take advantage of this feeling and take action immediately. If you want to lose weight and get fit, start right now: find a gym near you, get a diet program, clear out your kitchen from all fattening foods, get a workout buddy to train with, etc. The main thing is to not wait.
Tip #3 – Make it public
It’s hard enough letting yourself down. But, letting down the people you love and other people in general is even harder. No one likes to look like a failure. This is why making your New Year resolution public is a powerful motivator. You will find yourself driven to succeed not just for your sake but to protect the way other people view you and your character.
Tip #4 – Set Short Deadlines
Your New Year Resolution’s shouldn’t be for the whole year. You need to set milestones and deadlines for short term goals. For instance, if your goal for the year is to lose 100 pounds, you need to set short term goals. For instance, you can decide to lose 10 pounds in a month, 20 in 10 weeks, 50 in 6 months and so on. It’s much easier to keep track and measure your success when you have short term goals rather than having to wait until the year is drawing to a close.
Tip #5 – A holistic approach
Trying to change just one aspect of your life without working on the others is not the most effective way to create change. You should strive to create a complete transformation in your life. By becoming better, physically, emotionally, and mentally, you’ll imrpove all aspects of your life, adding stronger and stronger pillars to a better and happier you.
This is what you need to do to make Iron Strong New Year’s Resolutions. I wish you the best of luck