When we ring in the ring New Year we always do so with the best of intentions. We say we are going to be a better person, perhaps that we will make more family time, try to achieve a satisfying work/life balance or something to that effect. How many times have you said that this year is the year that you are going to lose weight? While this might be a great intention most time it never actually comes with a follow through. Instead of setting unrealistic goals why not make your New Year’s resolution something that you can make happen?
Deciding to lose weight should be something that you want and set your mind to and not something that costs you money.
Exercise is Free
You don’t need a special gym membership to incorporate exercise into your daily routine and you don’t need to purchase a treadmill or home gym. When you decide to become active as a part of you New Year’s resolution it can be something as simple as taking a thirty minute walk three times a week. Walking is a great way to ease yourself into becoming active no matter what your age or how much weight you want to lose. It also can be done anywhere. Even if you feel you can’t incorporate exercise into your day, you can always find a way to walk anytime, anywhere.
The biggest change you will have to do to make your New Year’s resolution something you stick to is time. It’s not about “finding ” the time it’s about “making” the time in order to ensure success. Wanting to become active is a great start, but actually making it happen is what will make the difference.
Once you have created time to start becoming active you will notice that you can then introduce other forms of exercise into your routine. Take up swimming at a local recreation center, perhaps enjoy some cycling. Any of these activities will make a noticeable difference in your energy level and can change how you do things. This activity alone will kick start your metabolism into helping you loose weight. All you need to ensure is that along with the activity you have started to do, you also begin to eat healthy.
Exercising is only one the key elements in leading a healthy lifestyle. You also need to eat right. Maintaining a well balanced diet is the other part of making your New Year’s resolution of losing weight a reality. Putting these two key elements together will show you results and keep yur motivation going. Don’t make a resolution if you don’t intend to keep it. Use the dedication and commitment to start the New Year and make the new you.