This New Year lets achieve those weight loss goals. For some of you this may be the first time you have ever chosen to lose weight to start the New Year; for others this has become old habit. Every year starting a New Years Resolution to lose weight only to get frustrated and quit some time in February or March, not this year. This year is going to be different. I have found one key that always achieves New Years Resolutions, 3-4 month commitments. This will take your weight loss meal plans past obstacles that have prevented you in the past.
A good question is what do you mean 3-4 month commitments? The secret is setting yourself up for success before you start. A 3-4 month commitment will keep you going past those early days of excitement. I believe that success is decided before you ever start. Three to four month commitment is just that. You want to commit to something for the next 3-4 months which gives you something to work towards. I know you are thinking your weight loss goal is your commitment, though isn’t what I am talking about. The other aspect of your commitment is that is can’t be just in your head. It has to be written down somewhere people can see it.
An event can make one of the best commitments. So picking a marathon, 5K, bike race, or a charity walk can make excellent events to train for. In my experience, people who train for an event lose more weight and achieve better results than people solely going after weight loss or cosmetic results. The event keeps you motivated and people tend to work harder to train for an event than they do when they just workout. Most people hit a lull after a month and half, which is why 3-4 months for an event is important. The event will get you past those times when you don’t want to exercise. It is important to sign-up and pay for the event now. Don’t wait and then pick something. To be truly successful commit to the event now and you will know you are going to show up to the event successful.
Another good commitment is to a personal trainer. The best way and fastest way to results is often using a professional. Commit to your personal trainer for the next 3-4 months. Most people will follow their money, so 3-4 months with a good personal trainer and you will achieve your results. For some hiring a personal trainer is expensive which is why we created Live Lean Today. Live Lean Today offers all the benefits of a personal trainer and dietician $9.95 a month. An online personal trainer makes fitness easy and affordable. Most people don’t realize how much money they spend on the added health care costs of being unhealthy. A few dollars of prevention and results saves thousands in hospital costs. Investing in yourself can be the best money ever spent.
A vacation can also be a good commitment to make. Scheduling and buying your hotel and plane ticket right away are a good way to commit to the vacation. Going to the beach can be a huge motivator for people. As a bathing suit typically is the most exposed people may ever be in public. Often people don’t like to go to the beach for that reason. The empowering feeling for people when they feel comfortable enough in their own skin to go to the beach can be a huge milestone. Training for the beach and you may be surprised how much more weight will come off.
This year make a commitment for 3-4 months and watch the weight roll off. Making the commitment often takes the pressure off as you have already set up for a more realistic time frame then the instant results wanted from fad diets. Setting events out every three months is a successful key to use even after New Years to keep you lean and healthy.