12 January 2016

Weight Loss Resolutions for the New Year: The Top Three Critical Reasons Why It Fail

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It's been over a week since we celebrated New Year. So how's everyone is going with the New Year's resolution? Do you still keep up with it, or have you given up already?
Weight Loss Resolutions for the New Year: The Top Three Critical Reasons Why It Fail

It's a trend that every New Year people will make a New Year's resolution. The irony is perhaps the thought of 'starting out a fresh page, the past is officially the past,' give people a comfort of starting fresh all over again. But it's also not a surprise that a week into the new year, just 77 percent of resolution makers are still on track, and after six months, only about 40 percent.

When I had my second child almost 6 years ago, I resolve to lose all the baby weight but after 6 years repeating the same resolutions, I'm ashamed to say that I'm still stuck at the same old circle.**sad face**
Weight Loss Resolutions for the New Year: The Top Three Critical Reasons Why It Fail
The Fat Trap: 5 years battle and still not losing weight :(
Losing weight are the most popular New Year's resolutions. But how exactly some people stick with a goal for long enough and succeed, and why people like me can't seem to follow through and stay focused for very long? I have read some useful tips on how to stick to your weight loss resolutions. So, these are the top three critical reasons Why New Year's Resolutions Fail and how to keep it from happening this year.

Reason 1: Lack of purpose
Most people fail to achieve their goals year-round because they're just thinking about their goals. They're not committed to them. I'd like to share a quote from Steve Maraboli, a speaker and bestselling author, "If you have a goal, write it down. If you do not write it down, you do not have a goal - you have a wish." It is encouraged that we write down any potential goal that pops into your head.

Why? Because making a list will help you keep that initial excitement and push you forward to reach your goal.
What to write? Every possible benefit that you will experience upon completion of the goal. Make a list why you want to make this change and answer it honestly. Keep this list handy and read the list at least once a week to remind yourself why you've started at the first place.

Reason 2: Time Management
Too busy to eat healthy, too busy for fitness. That is the most common excuse we heard (and I heard it from myself). Do you feel like you're too busy to lose weight? We all have the same 24 hours every single day. But why some are busier than others, and then there are some people seem to make the most of it than others? It is actually depends on how you use those 24 hours more effectively.

First off, stop procrastinating and get things done. Make a priority list. Instead of trying to accomplish your goal all in one day, break it up into smaller task that seem more possible to get done. For example, using the stairs every day instead of the elevator at the office.

Reason 3: Giving up Too Soon
Don't despair when you happen to get "off track" with either your diet or fitness goal. Don't pity yourself. Diet relapses happen to the best of us. Start over again! Recommit yourself for 24 hours.

Use the power of positive reinforcement to keep your momentum going. For example, treat yourself a day trip to somewhere you wanted to visit, if you work hard this week. Or reward yourself with a spa day if you quit soda in 24 hours. Before you know it, you will be back on track.

Weight Loss Resolutions for the New Year: The Top Three Critical Reasons Why It Fail
The power of positive thinking is vital for success
Your turn:
  • What are your 2016 goals? 
  •  How do you plan to tackle obstacles and achieve your goals this year? 
Share them in the comments section below, and let's have a talk about it!

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