New Year, New You Resolution
The most popular New Year's resolution is to find a new job.
The second, to get into shape! So, if you're starting out
the new year with a commitment to lose weight or establish
an exercise routine that sticks, good for you! Use the
momentum of a fresh start to make things seem easier.
It's OK to wait a
couple of days until the guests depart and you go back to
work, but as January moves on you will want to be started by
the second week so that your resolutions can start to guide
you into building NEW habits. That's an important key....you
will want to be braking old habits. Don't try too many at
once, just pick one or two things that you know you can
stick at. That in itself will build success and motivate you
to keep going.
Here are some
ways to keep your enthusiasm high so that you'll stick with
your resolution plans.
lessons on a sport!
new to a sport or just rusty, an hour or two with a tennis,
swimming, or other coach can boost your enjoyment greatly.
You'll more eagerly anticipate sessions if you've nailed a
killer serve or developed a smooth stroke.
Team up with a
buddy to lose weight. Being accountable to someone else is a
great motivator and will help keep you on track. Find a
weight loss coach who will keep you to a programme. If you
can't do either, at least be accountable to yourself by
keeping a daily journal. Review each week and reward
yourself for staying on track 6 days out of 7.
Toss Out the
right. Get rid of all the Christmas tucker! The last thing
you need around you are mince pies, left over pudding with
brandy sauce, peanuts, cashews and cream! It's not a waste
of food if you make a gift of it for your neighbors. Still
have unopened boxes of chocolate gifts? Take them in to work
and give to your colleagues.