by Nora Wallace Walsh
During the beginning of the year, every time you turn on the T.V. or read a magazine you are bombarded with a list of do’s and don’ts for weight loss, staying healthy and getting in better shape.
The tips you hear and read about are supposed to help you live a longer and better life but they often become the reason people lose their New Year’s Resolutions within the first few months of the year.
The truth is no one is perfect and there is no one perfect way to lose weight, stay healthy and get in better shape.
Every BODY is different. So although what you read and hear about may work for some people it may not be the best for you.
The Best Thing You Can Do For Weight Loss Is To Make Healthy Choices And Be Consistent
Try your best to eat healthy, exercise, get your rest, and find happiness with what you do in life.
Many people have good intentions and begin an exercise and healthy eating program, but within a few months at least 50% of them drop out.
A few weeks of increasing your activity and changing your eating habits may get you started, but it is not going to get you to where you want to be in the long term unless you are committed to a lifestyle change.
In order to achieve any goal, you must stick to your plan on a daily, consistent, long-term, basis.
If you are consistent with your efforts, falling off track for a few days is no big deal. But if you are regularly distracted from your program, you will have a hard time succeeding.
Commitment And Consistency Are The Keys To Achieving Any Goal – Especially Weight Loss
If you want to be 15 pounds thinner 15 years from now, it is not what you do over the next few months that matters, but what you do over the next 15 years.
All the changes you make while creating a healthier more balanced life must be followed for the rest of your life. There are no quick fix solutions.
If you have made your commitment to creating a healthier more balanced life by exercising and eating healthy, you must follow through with this commitment on a daily basis.
It is kind of like brushing your teeth: you know that in order to have healthy teeth and gums you have to brush your teeth on a daily basis.
Would you ever leave your house in the morning without brushing your teeth?
I don’t think so.
The best, most well-intended exercise program won’t work if you don’t think of it in the same manner: you must be consistent and dedicated to it.
It all comes down to the choices you make in life.
Every day you decide if you are going to have a good day or a bad day.
You decide whether you are going to get up and exercise or sleep a few minutes longer. Every day that you make a healthier choice, you are staying committed to living your life based on your values and goals.
If you consistently work towards your goals, you are taking small steps in the right direction.
Quote of the Month
“Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.”
-Mary Tyler Moore, Actress
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