No matter who you are, everyone likes to set resolutions in the New Year. It gives everyone a fresh view of sorts. It gives a rebirth to make new goals with the dreams of hitting them. If the previous year wasn’t a good one, you’ll be able to look past it now. One of the biggest goals people set is to lose weight and get in shape. Most people are willing to do anything to lose weight and look great at first.
However, once it comes time to doing it by taking action it’s a lot harder. It’s one thing to keep a mental note or to grab a pen and a piece of paper and write down a goal or two. It’s another thing get on a treadmill and run for 30 minutes per day. Today you’re going to learn about what you need to do set resolutions for losing weight and how to stick to them.
The first thing you need to do is to create a mental picture of what you want your ideal body to look like. Go ahead and close your eyes and really think about what you’d like to look like. Picture yourself at the beach in a swimsuit. Picture yourself wearing a new wardrobe with your new figure.
You need to get emotionally involved in setting your goals so it’s important to paint the picture as vivid as possible. Think of the feelings that come with looking slender and having more confidence. Think of how people will react to you differently and how you’ll think about yourself in a new light.
By doing this, you allow yourself to really get involved with your goal. It’s almost like you can feel the new you. Once you clear your mind and come back to reality, your mind will want to do anything possible to get back there. This is when you have to take action and make it happen.
You need to ask yourself a few questions before you get started.
1. Do you know exactly what you want?
2. How bad do you really want it?
3. Are you willing to pay the price to get it?
These are questions that separate the “girls from the women” or the “men from the boys”. Once it comes time to really taking action you might find yourself getting a few knots in your stomach. It’s “go time” as they say. Once you’ve committed to living a healthier life it will be hard to turn back.
Because if you turn back, you’ll be going against yourself and the commitment you made. No one wants to lie to themselves. No one wants to break a commitment they made. By taking this approach you’ll really see what you need to do and if you’re really up to the challenge
The last step is to remember not to go too hard on yourself. When you set goals, it’s great to shoot for the stars. However, always understand that you’ll have setback along the way. Sometimes you’ll be pleasantly surprised with your progress and other times you’ll be upset with yourself.
Understand that you’re going on a journey. You’re making a drastic lifestyle change. It won’t always be easy but it’ll be worth it in the end. Once you understand your body and the amount of progress you can make in a specified amount of time, you’ll then be able to change things up and modify your goals.
If you follow these 3 tips you’ll see a lot of success for the New Year. You’ll be well on your way to living a happier, healthier, life. Before you know it, summer will be here again so it’s time to go take action!
About the Author
Grace Pamer is known as the love letters lady and runs a popular section called love letters for him on her Romantic Frugal Mom blog, a guide which helps couples to compose love letters for their nearest and dearest.