Another new year is here and, with it, plenty of resolutions to eat right, exercise more, and lose weight. However, getting from the “before” picture to “after” picture is a long haul that can require an incredible amount of dedication and discipline.
But does it have to be that hard? Not necessarily. The good news is that there are a number of simple steps you can take to improve your chances of meeting your weight loss goals without completely overhauling your lifestyle…
Many people set out to lose weight and get in shape by setting a weight loss goal for themselves: say, lose 30 pounds or reach a pre-determined amount of weight. That strategy may work for some people, but there is another way to put yourself on the right track.
Instead, focus on a goal that requires weight loss and fitness, but doesn’t depend on losing a set number of pounds. For example, challenge yourself to get in shape for an upcoming sporting event, such as a road race, tournament, etc. Keeping this goal in mind can help keep you motivated and will make the end reward that much sweeter.