Rome wasn’t built in a day and your weight loss won’t happen overnight! Avoid the temptation to go for the “big, quick drop.” Dieting takes effort. You can’t put a diet on autopilot and expect to steer around obstacles like birthday parties, holiday meals, chocolate cake, or a big bowl of ice cream.
Set some progress goals. Aim to lose 1-2 pounds a week. Not only will your reach your goal, you’ll also gain healthy eating habits that will help you maintain your desired weight. You’ll get there one step or one pound at a time.
What is your biggest obstacle to a healthy weight?
Milestones are important in dieting. Evaluating your progress helps you take a look at where you’ve been and where you’re going. Charting your progress will help you stay on track.
Note your progress in specific terms. You know how exciting it was to put tiny ruler marks on the wall to see how your children grew. You need to track your progress, too. At Choice Fitness, the staff is thrilled to help you with this. Each month it is important that you get weighed, measured, and have your body fat tested. By having 3 measures of progress, you will be encouraged. We are also happy to weigh you weekly, if you need extra accountability and encouragement!
Don’t be rattled by daily ups and downs. Focus on the total picture and your overall weight management goal.
How can you make yourself accountable to meet your goals?
Dieting is a fifty-fifty proposition: 50% will and 50% won’t. Not only does dieting require an act of the “won’t,” it requires an act of the “will.” Don’t be fooled by fad diets that promise results without effort. To change your diet means to change your way of life. And that will take some resolve. You’ll have to change the way you think about food, about comfort, and about yourself.
Saying no to food will be the easy part. Saying yes to new attitudes, new disciplines, new life habits – that’s the hard part! It’s a new You resolution, not a new Year’s resolution.
What will you resolve for You this year?