Each year, thousands of people make New Year's resolutions whether they want to quit smoking, lose weight, or eat more healthily.
Resolutions can be very productive. However, by mid-January, about 30 percent of people who have made resolutions have broken them. Fewer than half of those who set resolutions will make it past the six-month mark.
The reason so many people fail is simple: They don't think about their resolution long enough before they make them. To make New Year's resolutions you can keep, follow these steps:Make sure your goals have a strong base.
You need to be prepared for hard work, commitment, and sacrifice. You'll need to work hard, especially for the first month, so you'll need a good goal to work toward. This is why those who chose to lose weight for health reasons are more successful than those who are losing weight to fit into a certain pair of jeans.Make resolutions specific.
Losing 10 pounds is more concrete and easier to reach for
than losing weight.Create a plan of attack.
You need to know how you're getting from where you are right now to your goal. For example, are you going to find a workout buddy and work out three days a week? Or, do you need to meet with a personal trainer and nutritionist weekly?Track your progress.
Keep an exercise diary and food journal. Write down details so you can track your success and failures.
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or Mettler Athletic
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