Odds are if you ask someone what their New Years resolution is, they will answer you in pounds. Such as, I want to lose 5 pounds, 10 pounds or even 100 pounds in the coming year. These resolutions often fail because they are not accompanied by a realistic plan or any plan at all for that matter. Most people say they know what to do to be more fit they are just not doing it. I disagree. I think the majority of people are unaware of the type of commitment that is necessary to improve their fitness.
I often compare being fit with being more organzied (another very popular resolution). In both cases, to successed you have to work at it every day. It seems obvious that if you don't sort the mail or put away the laundry the pile just grows. Same with your waist line. Fitness doesn't just happen. What are you willing to do to meet your weight loss goals?
A successful resolution requires a very specific plan of action. Take the time now to write down exactly how you plan to improve your fitness. The following are some examples of achievable goals.
- Wake up 1 hour earlier to go to the gym 3 X week.
- Bring my lunch to work.
- Clean my house of all foods that are too tempting.
- No fast food.
- Stop picking food from others plates.
- Take a lunchtime walk.
- Eat more fruits and vegetables.
- Train for a race.
I could go on and on, but I think you get the idea. Besides, I have piles of mail, laundry and newspapers that I must attend to! Good luck with your 2013 goals and let me know how you are doing.