Start the New Year off with a bang. Deciding to live a healthier way of life is a great New Year’s resolution. But you need to be S.M.A.R.T. You need to make your goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, and Timely.
First, set small goals. Remember it’s healthy to lose only 1-2 pounds per week. Try to make weekly, monthly, 6 month or yearly goals. This will help you keep the weight off and allow you to see attainable results.
Second, have a support system. It’s easier to workout and eat a healthy diet, if you have encouragement. Work out with a friend and support him or her as well. Get your family involved.
Third, get assistance from a professional. Have a personal trainer help you plan a workout routine and a nutritionist prepare a meal plan. Your meals should not feel like a diet, rather a lifestyle you can continue to maintain. Stay away from fad diets. You’ll lose weight quickly, but gain it back even faster. Slow and steady is the way to go.
Make the New Year a better one for you. Eat healthier and exercise regularly. But, make certain you can make this change a function of your everyday way of living.