Saturday, January 7, 2012

Calling All Resolutioners!!

As you know, the "Biggest Loser" competition has begun here at Brownstone and I know many of you out there have your own "Biggest Loser" challenges. So, I thought I'd share a little helpful hints on how to not only begin but stick with your New Year Resolution.

First things first--pick a goal. The most important thing about this goal is to not make it too broad, for example instead of your New Year's Resolution being "I want to lost weight" make it specific to what you want to accomplish. Make it more like losing 10 pounds by summer, fitting into your old favorite jeans or maybe even running your first 5K this year. Making specific goals gives you something to work towards and when you actually get to your goal it will give you a great sense of accomplishment, which believe me feels awesome and will only make you want to set more challenging goals!

Next, make your goals reasonable! You are not going to lost 30 pounds in a month, it just isn't going to happen. So many people go straight to the "diets" and completely cut out their favorite foods--this is why so many people crash and burn then completely veg out then, there went all your hard work out the window. Diets are meant to be temporary so begin to make small and reasonable changes to your diet and make it a habit for a lifetime {Like try to intake more fruits and vegetables, take in smaller portions, and take in the healthy carbs...carbs are NOT bad just make sure to choose the healthy ones}. My best advice when it come to food is set aside one day of the week that you get to go out and enjoy your favorite meal and drinks. You will get no where by punishing yourself and taking away all the good foods you love!

Third, don't beat yourself up! No body's perfect, if you slip up and have a bad meal or eat those sweets your have been craving don't think it has ruined all your work. When you fall off your bike you get back on and keep going, when you fall off your journey of health and fitness just get back on and keep going.

And lastly, find something you love. If working out is going to be included in your resolution {which I highly suggest--its not only good for your hot bod ;) but great for everything else like your heart which effects your brain, your mood, your sleep and just makes you an all around happier person} find your "thing". Try cycling, maybe try that weird fitness class you've been looking into, find a group of running friends, anything to get your heart pumping and the blood flowing!

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