After few weeks of holiday bliss, I may be mistaken, but somewhere in bathrooms around the globe, there was a chorus of women’s voices saying, “Oh my God, if went up a *fill-in-the-blank* size, I’m getting fat!”. Sound familiar? Or how about this one, “I’m at *fill-in-the-blank* weight?! Oh my GAWD! This is the heaviest I’ve ever been!”. I’m no different, because I’ve been there too. However, one mistake that I’ll be avoiding and I hope you avoid too is to NOT make weight loss as your resolution. That’s right, I said it. Are you spitting out your morning coffee at this news? Rather than focusing on weight loss as a goal for a New Year resolution, instead put your energy and focus in to action steps that will clearly define what you need to do to reach that goal. Here are 3 examples of action steps that can help you resolve to lose some rolls:
- Drink 1-2 glasses of water before every 2 hours.
- Include 1 cup of green or leafy vegetables to every meal.
- Begin to strength train 1-2 times a week.
These are examples of clearly defined steps to help you reach your goal. Don’t make the common mistake beginners mistake of focusing on a far away goal without clearly defining and implementing your daily actions. Reevaluate what needs to be done on a regular and routine basis, and you’ll see more success. My first action step of 2014, is not having wine and chocolate every day! What’s yours?