Have you made A New Year Resolution before?
If so have you been able to keep it longer than January or even a week?
If this is you don’t despair you are one of the majority
So many people resolve to lose weight only to fall at the first hurdle.
So why is this?
Well the New Year does not have the monopoly on making resolutions but it is the time that most people decide to do something differently so why do they fail.
Primarily they fail because they are resolutions and not goals. If you want to change anything in life setting a goal will enable you to achieve this.
So what is different about setting a goal? Well the key is that a goal is clear, written and specific. You can describe it to another person. You can measure it and you know when you have achieved it.
This is how I used goal setting to lose my weight and I hope it will be helpful to others
Back in 2009 faced with the photographic evidence of just how overweight I had become I set myself a goal to lose weight and be healthy.
I set my goal to be a size 14 in clothes and visualised myself at that weight; wearing clothes I wanted to wear; being able to walk upstairs without getting out of breath and being able to be healthy without blood pressure tablets.
I knew at this point that I would need to lose between 4-5 stone in weight so I set myself smaller goals of ½ a stone at a time. Equally to support my progress I measured myself every month so I was tracking my progress in different ways.
I enlisted the support of my family and colleagues at work by explaining that I was eating healthily and losing weight so I made the goal real but also got support.
More importantly I didn’t look back to times when I had tried to lose weight only to put it back on again.
The result was that I lost 75lbs in total which if you are doing the Maths is 5 stone 5lbs. I now wear size 10-12 clothes depending on the make. I no longer take blood pressure tablets and I am helping others to live a healthy life running my own business.
We all need support and help to achieve our goals and I love to help people at www.weight-away.org so contact me if you want to know more.
If you can turn your resolutions into a goal just think what you could achieve.