As this year comes to a close and we are ready to begin the New Year, most of us vow to make major changes in the coming weeks. We attempt to live a healthier life, without taking the time to reflect on what that “healthier life” will look and feel like. We think we need to change everything at once, but the fact is this is not realistic and we find our willpower depleted after a few weeks and give up.
Anyone Can Lose Weight! Yes Anyone! The New Year's Resolutions are coming very soon and the number one resolution is to lose weight. In the title I said "Anyone Can Lose Weight" and this is very accurate. The real accomplishment isn't the weight loss, it's the behavioral change to maintain the weight loss and not bounce back.
Most of us want to live a healthier lifestyle, but the thought of making the necessary changes can seem overwhelming. Here are the top 3 tips to make lifestyle changes achievable:Aim to create one behavior change at a time
This title is the tag line for Functional Fitness of DuPage. A company that made sense to start in 2007 when I recognized there was a need for more trainers who emphasize improving the aspects of your life through better health, better movement, and more passion.
6 Reasons People Quit Fitness Programs1. Change is hard2. Missing the instant gratification from old food and snacks3. Impatient and frustrated with their results4. Lack of support from family, friends and co-workers5. Time6. MotivationThese are a few observations I’ve made over the years. I am by no means a behavior expert, but I thought this might help some who are on the weight-loss and fitness rollercoaster and haven’t figured out why they’re struggling.
So much for September. Hello Halloween. Although it is a goal of mine to write more often, I only do when I am inspired AND make the time (aka make it a priority). Truth quote: "there are no excuses OR reasons, only priorities." Food for thought: will power doesn't exist and behavior change is accomplished when you believe that your efforts are worth it (aka belief leads to change).
Do you feel this way sometimes. Things you have tried work for a while, but in the end you are back to where you were just a couple of months ago? What gives! The scenario is quite common. You are highly motivated ready to be more active, eat better. How you go about it though can definitely put you in a mindset of "everything I try never works" or "it's gonna take some time, and I should have reasonable goals for myself"