Lighten Your Load A New Year's Resolution
By Kamau Austin
Another year, another reason to party and yes".another set of resolutions to tackle.
Most of us start the new year ready to take on new goals. We start with a strong push toward meeting these new goals. However, sometimes as early as the second week of the year, the resolutions lose their energy and eventually die by the middle of February, if not sooner.
It doesn't end there. We sometimes further recycle those same resolutions the next year.
We wonder why we fail at something that we have so desperately wanted to accomplish?
The answer is simple"we fail because we have not planned to succeed. Success takes planning. Ask anyone who has ever reached a major career or personal goal.
Achieving a weight loss goal will happen if you follow the steps outlined below.
Define your end result: This is the first step to losing weight. Define clearly the end result that you want. Is it to be able to slip into a favorite dress or to increase your energy level and vitality?
Whether the actual aim is to reshape body or to lose extra pounds, clearly defining what you want is an important first step.
Set realistic goals: Weight loss that is steady and slow tends to stay off. When we try and lose a large amount of weight in a very short time, we are setting ourselves up for failure Addtionally, weight lost to quickly tends to return, quickly, too.
Break the target into small chunks: Don't look at the total amount you have set for your overall goal. Break your goal into smaller pieces. Thinking in terms of two pounds a week not eight pounds a month will keep you more focused on your more immediate goal, thereby making it easier to stick to.
Design the right diet: Set up a diet plan that you can stick with. The easier and less complicated your food choices, the easier it will be to have food readily available. We tend to overeat or go off of our diets when we allow ourselves to become too hungry and then grab the first thing that is available to eat. A diet that has a variety of food choices will make it easier to follow.
Measure your success once a week: Weight can fluctuate from day to day by a few pounds. By measuring yourself less often rather than more often you are more likely to see a significant change over what you might see on a day to day basis
Use supplements whenever required: Supplements can help with a weight loss plan. Protein supplements work to keep your muscles strong and growing while a vitamin mineral supplement will ensure that you get any nutrients that may be missing in your diet plan.
A supplement that has been found to be very effective in burning calories,and recharging your metabolism while suppressing your appetite is Zyroxin". It comes in capsule form and taken once a day it can be a powerful aid to helping you reach your weight loss goals. It is available from Amazon and the www.bodestore.com.
About The Author
Kamau Austin is a health and fitness enthusiast and advocate. He writes on a regular basis on timeless health and fitness tips at the Fit After Forty Blog. See more useful health and fitness news and tips at http://www.healthandfitnessvitality.com/blogs/fitnessblog.htm.
Kamau Austin is Owner of AMS Publishing and is a business and fitness wellness advocate. See more of his health and fitness tips at www.HealthandFitnessVitality.com or get Internet marketing solutions at www.SearchEnginePlan.com.