New Year's Resolutions

We all know the time of year when we make our New Year's resolutions for the upcoming year and a majority of the time, that resolution revolves around a fitness goal. The problem with that is, it's not a resolution for a new year, rather it's a complete change in lifestyle that has to stick with you at all times. What most refers to as a 'diet' is what others consider a normal day and that is the approach that individuals have to take when going into these resolution situations.

Here are a few tips that could help you deal with resolutions and turn them into an everyday regular schedule.

Pre-made Meals

We live in a busy world where the excuse for not eating right is simply we don't have enough time to make a healthy meal, so we stop at a fast food place. This is the fix: every Sunday, make your meals for the week or have them prepared to be made so that it is a much quicker process for you each day. This eliminates the need for extra time in order to cook healthier options for you each day.

Designated Workout Time

Once again, time is a factor when determining an exercise regimen that you can complete and feel accomplished and, of course, that will work. Most of the time, when individuals work and go straight home afterwards, they find no motivation to go to a gym or exercise. So the goal should be to work out immediately after your daily schedule so you can keep motivated, active and moving and eliminate excuses.

One Step at a Time

Coinciding with the differentials between a diet and a life style change, individuals must temper their expectations when it comes to weight loss. When individuals look at a diet, the want is a quick and effective result that will drop weight as quick as possible, but that method is more likely to backfire on the individual. Losing a healthy 1-2 lbs. per week is the correct way to go.

Don't look at weight loss and a healthy life as a race to get down because this isn't like a project; it never ends. Keeping healthy lifestyles and maintaining a healthy weight is a lifelong mission that requires a change in eating habits, lifestyle and most importantly, mentality and attitude.

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