Weight Loss New Year’s Resolution
It’s that time of year again. Christmas has passed, family members have gone home, and it’s time to focus on you!
And what better way to start 2012 than a weight loss New Year’s resolution?
Weight loss and fitness are probably two of the most common New Year’s resolutions. And who can blame us, we all want to look and feel better. But you may still be missing the mark when it comes to your weight loss goals.
So let’s go over what I believe are the keys to weight loss success in 2012.
Keys to Weight Loss Success
1. Be Realistic – The truth is, most people aren’t realistic when it comes to their new year’s resolutions, especially when those resolutions involve weight loss. Losing 40 pounds in a month is simply not realistic (and in fact, it’s probably a bit dangerous).
Start by getting to know your body. Weigh yourself, take some measurements of key areas of focus, and consider calculating your body mass index (BMI). Your BMI is a good measure of how healthy your weight is based on your height. Taking account of these factors is a good starting point, as they’ll give you an idea of how far you need to go.
I recommend keeping all of this information in a notebook and doing regular self-assessments at least every 2 weeks. This is also a great way of tracking your progress throughout your weight loss efforts, and seeing progress on paper can be a huge motivation in itself. There’s actually a great notebook on the market that can help you track all of your weight loss and fitness information in one place. Check out the Fitlosophy Fitbook here.