The year is passing us by in what seems like a blink. How are you doing with those promises you made to yourself a few weeks ago? According to some statistics, only 64% of people are still holding true to their New Year’s resolution after the first month of the new year has ended. What can you do to make a real difference in your life, especially if your goals are to lose weight and look amazing?
Take It a Day at a Time
One of the main reasons resolutions fail is because we take on too much. It’s just not feasible to go from 0 to 60 in a matter of seconds. So if you said you were going to lose 30 pounds in 30 days, you probably set yourself up for failure.
A much better approach is to give yourself goals on a quarterly, monthly, weekly, daily, and even hourly basis. If you have a hard time turning away from the donut in the break room, perhaps your first goal of the day is to eat a healthy breakfast. Once you have that win, you’ll be better equipped to gain more wins because they build on themselves. And it always feels good to win.
Likewise, if you’re taking this journey one day at a time, give yourself the ability to screw up. It happens. You overindulge at lunch or you have one too many cocktails at your friend’s party. Mistakes happen. Don’t throw in the towel for one misstep. Instead, evaluate what you did, determine what you could do differently next time, and keep moving forward.
Find an Accountability Partner
It’s so much easier to complete what’s on your to-do list when you have someone checking up on you. Perhaps you can secure a good friend to go with you to the gym a few times a week. A coworker is a good person to get to walk with you during your lunch hour. And even being a regular at a yoga class is a plus, because the other people expect to see you there.
If you’re only being accountable to yourself, it’s a good idea to keep a journal or track what you’re doing. My Fitness Pal is an easy-to-use, free app for tracking exercise and calories, and using it daily will let you know how you’re progressing.
Revisit Your New Year’s Resolution
After a month or so of setting any goal, it’s often a good idea to look at how it’s going and see if any changes are warranted. If you said you’d lose 10 pounds by now and you’ve gained 2, it’s time to look at what you really want to accomplish.
While smart (specific, measurable, agreed upon, realistic, and time based) goals are usually the best way to approach things, it can also be advantageous to set qualitative goals as well. How about choosing to focus on one thing each day that you love about yourself? Positive self-talk is one of the keys to success, both in meeting goals and in life in general.
Reach Your Body Goals Faster with CoolSculpting
For most of us, we can get so far on our own, but a little help is needed. Whether that’s with a strategy, a support group, or a silver bullet, help is always appreciated. When it comes to meeting your body goals, CoolSculpting may be just what you’ve been looking for.
This is a way to eliminate excess fat from your body. Using special applicators, we target the fat and freeze those cells. Within a few weeks, the dead fat cells will have exited your body, leaving you smoother and with fewer inches.
CoolSculpting is non-invasive and FDA cleared, so you won’t lose anything in trying it (well, except those pesky fat cells). Downtime is practically non-existent, as well. Most clients do the procedure in about an hour and then get back to work or life without pain or concerns.