“New.” Oh yes, there is something about that word that stirs us deep within. Whether it’s the smell of a brand new car or a newborn baby, “NEW” means something enchanting, exciting, exhilarating! A new pair of shoes or a new puppy are guaranteed smile getters while a new home or a new job are shout worthy!
Our inner spirit craves “new,” doesn’t it? If we have been struggling or hurting, the thought of anything “new” brings a sense of hope and anticipation. Even a new idea or opportunity is enough to draw us out of a blue funk. New is better. New offers a second chance…to begin again, to start over or to experience exciting possibilities!
What does “new” mean to you? If you have had struggles with weight loss or obesity, “new” may be hard for you to imagine. That’s why we are here for you this year with a commitment to help make your “NEW” entirely attainable in 2019!
New means different. We can help you find a different way to think about yourself and about weight loss. We can show you how making different choices will help find your “new” and make this NEW YEAR Different.
Be New, Be Different. Be You! It’s your year to shine!
Lose weight. Exercise more. Stop smoking. Eat better. With each new year comes new resolutions, or perhaps last years – recycled.
Attention Resolution Makers – The good news is that you’re much more likely to make improvements than someone who hasn’t made a formal resolution. Here are some tips to help you stay on track and achieve your goals.
Be Specific – Although lose weight, exercise more & eat better are worthwhile goals to have, their vagueness can make them hard to stick with. Be specific, like: Lose 2 pounds per week; walk on the treadmill for 20 minutes 3 times per week; eat at least one fruit and one vegetable at every meal. These type of goals are calculatable per specific time frame (day/week).
Buddy System or Make it Public – Don’t go it alone, either have an accountability partner that shares the same goal or announce your goals on social media, to your family or in your workplace. That way you will be held accountable by those closest to you.
Make Necessary Changes – Don’t depend on willpower. Take necessary steps to help you succeed; plan meals in advance, keep junk food out ot the kitchen, schedule workouts with friends, etc.
Keep Track of Progress – Make sure you keep track of your progress and reward small achievements. NOTE: If weight loss is the goal, be certain not to make food your reward, instead, splurge on a new outfit or accessory.
You Haven’t Failed Until You Quit – Don’t Overreact to Lapse – We are all going to lapse from time to time. It is important to deal with failures by getting back on track and continuing along your journey. One reason dieters fail is a phenomenon formally known as “counter regulatory eating” – and informally as the “what the heck effect.” Once they lapse, they figure the day’s diet is blown anyway, so they go on to finish the whole container of ice cream, causing far more damage than the original lapse.