New Year resolutions don’t really work on the whole. We know that due to the alarming fail rate in statistics. So how do you avoid being a statistic? The answer is by starting now. You have eight days left to go till the end of the year and if you start now, you’ll be in a much better position to achieve what you set out to do. The holiday season is full of opportunity to set realistic goals and achieve them!
Stave off holiday weight gain
People whose lifestyles reflect healthy eating habits won’t be swayed drastically during this time. So try spending time with those that already eat well and copy them if you have to. We all know how easy it is to pile on the pounds in a matter of a week. So if you start now, you’ve got eight days to keep the pounds off.
Take advantage of the time off
Most of us are not going into work and have 24 hours to ourselves. So make use of this time to move as much as you can. Go for a walk, go shop in the sales, go for a jog or spend time kicking a footie around with the kids.
Do your homework
Read up as much as you can about being healthy. Why not go back and re-read the numerous blog posts on her ( 🙂 ) By educating yourself you can learn different strategies that work long-term and choose one that fits your personality and lifestyle.
Take advantage of the sales
I know the shoppers among you will love this. So as well as traipsing around the shops buying bargains, why not go and get some weights or a skipping rope to help kick start those plans to get fit in 2012? There are lots of offers on exercise equipment around this time of year.
Time to experiment
Use this time to play around with what works and won’t work for you. There’s no point promising never to eat a bar of chocolate when you can’t go past a shop and buying one. Instead find alternatives like dried fruit or buy a good quality bar of chocolate that you can eat just a small amount of and still be satisfied.
Avoid delayed gratification
Tomorrow never comes! So start right here right now. That’s my philosophy and one that does work. The small changes that are made now, will serve you well beyond into the New Year!