It’s that time again, for new years resolutions. Starting diets, exercise programs, journals, stop procrastinating, learn a new language, play the guitar, quit smoking, watch less TV, etc …etc … you name it, it’s on the list.


We all start with the best of intentions, than life kicks back in. The glamour of the holidays, the excitement of the New Year fades and we fall back into the same routine that we are use too. And yes, I say we because I do it too.


Now, this is not true for all people, but how do we become one of those few that actually stick to our resolution?

  • Write it down
    • Ease right? Make a list; write it in hard copy so that it is in this world and it semi keeps me accountable. Put it where you can see it every day, fridge, door, mirror, TV?
  • Tell others
    • Not accountable enough in paper? Do the resolutions with your friends, family, have someone else holding you accountable and you, them.
  • Pick something that is important to you
    • This is the big one..

We can all write down great ideas for how to “better ourselves” but if we are not passionate about the changes we want to make, how are we going to commit to them?

Do your research; figure out what is best for YOU. Pick something that you like, something that is important to you, something that you are going to like doing?

Exercise: find an outlet you like and will work for you.

  • Crossfit
  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • Weight Lifting
  • Jujitsu
  • Karate
  • Meditation
  • Golfing
  • Swimming
  • Gymnastics

Diet: what do you like? what do you not like?

  • Paleo
  • Weight Watchers
  • The Mayo Clinic Diet
  • Jenny Craig
  • Nutrisystem
  • The Golo Diet
  • The Biggest Loser
  • The Dash Diet


The point is, you have options; that is one of the great things about this world, we have soo many options to choose from.


Now, The other important part… (for the dietary and exercise programs)


Ready, are you listening, because this is the part that most programs don’t tell you.


You could come out of these programs worse off then you started.


I’m not saying these programs don’t work, because I am sure they do; when done correctly. You need to learn from your program, so that you can maintain the lifestyle after the programs are over.


If you finish these programs and go back to your regular lifestyles, that doesn’t mean you just go back to your original weight original body types, original self.


Many people gain more weight then before, they are not able to maintain the lifestyle without the program leading them and they eat worse after, “binge”, go crazy now that the program is done.


So, go into the program with a clear and open mind, learn from your program, learn how to keep in that path on your own and you will be successful.


Last, but not least, ask


Ask the professional that is putting on the program, if they are not willing to help teach you how to maintain the lifestyle after you are done paying them, in my opinion they are not worth your time and money.


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