New Years Resolution
It is a new year and it can be the year for change. Most people attempt weight loss as their resolutions. You would think I put it down as mine for 2012 but I did not. I actually wanted to succeed because most resolutions fail.
We get so energized for a new start that we rely on ourselves to have this insane boost of energy everyday. Well, that motivation slowly dies and days at the gym become fewer and fewer while trips to fast food joints increase.
I wish I had a brilliant idea to avoid this mis-step we take on our resolutions. Maybe, we can try to have mini resolutions. Set our goals for 3-4 month long. Then, we can taste the finish line. We can renew our goals then so its something fresh through the seasons.
lets say we have 4 months to lose 20 pounds. Does that sound reasonable? or go to the gym at least 3 times a week.
Making extreme goals can be unrealistic especially for a weight loss number on the scale. How about we take better lifestyle choices. Eat an apple a day at work or eat veggies as snacks. Once a week eat a salad for dinner. We could limit our soda intake to one a day or none.
What are your thoughts? Can we actually live a better lifestyle? (The answer is YES!)
Believe in yourself and the change will appear.
Tell me your New Years Resolution. I would love to help in any way I can think of. I love you all and wish you a great holiday.
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Always Look To The Future
I Look at the picture above and think how crazy my life has turned in the last year. Now, before I start, I have to say I didnt start my weight loss / transformation until October so it hasn’t been a year yet.
Continuing on, last year at this time I was unemployed, eating my feelings and pretty much miserable because I was unemployed. I had a life decision to pursue the news industry or go into the entertainment industry. I was leaning more to entertainment and had plans to move to Los Angeles. The picture was taken at the Newseum in Washington, Dc. My visit there reignited my love for news.
Fast Forward to today and I am living the best of both worlds. I work at a news station while writing entertainment blogs. My health is like AMAZING! Considering how unhealthy I was just a year ago, it is so surreal to look in the mirror or stare at new pics.
This post may not be all about weight loss or fitness but its a reminder that we should not box ourselves. You can do anything if you put your mind into it. this could mean weight loss, or a new career, or even a move to a different environment. You are the change in you and you can change who you are. Nothing will stop you unless you let yourself stop you.
Ignite. Empower. Dare… yourself to achieve your dreams
Many people ask me how did I lose the weight. I simply respond with exercise and a healthier diet. However, the biggest key in my weight loss, and I will say in any weight loss, is motivation. You can have a team of dietitians or a team of personal trainers. However, if you are not motivated, then the weight will not go off.
Motivation not only stops in the exercise department, it’s needed in the diet part. There’s been numerous occasions where cookies, cake, cupcakes, doughnuts and other high-calories treats were present at the office. It is so hard not to cheat and eat but you have to look at the big picture. Are short-lived satisfactions worth diabetes, your health or fitting into your swimsuit?
So what are my motivations? I have 23 years full of motivation. Some come from positive places like fitting in the Harry Potter Ride at Universal Orlando. (There is a weight restriction there for the ‘Forbidden Journey’) A good portion of my motivation comes from negative places of being bullied. Fun Fact: In high school, a fellow classmate created a stick-figure cartoon and drew me as the villain. He drew a circle for me, a circle!!
I honestly try not to dwell on the negatives and look toward my future. I have hopes and dreams. I want to see my kids go off to college. (I will probably be crying my eyes off when that day happens) I am doing this weight loss for me, my future, and my life. This is how I stay motivated; hope for a better day.