Making Changes You Can Live With

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Question: Last year I made the same resolutions as this year and I failed miserably. I actually put on more weight. How can I make this year different and be successful?
Answer: Albert Einstein is quoted as saying the definition of insanity is continuing to do the same things over and over and expecting different results. It’s time to make changes you can live with. Most likely in the past you purchased a gym membership and walked in without a clear plan of how to go about this process of losing weight. That was mistake number one. Have a “business of losing weight plan” before you start. Owning a gym membership keychain scanner will not get you in shape. Burning calories requires you work with a purpose and a bit of physical discomfort. When you workout is important. Decide if training before work suits your schedule best and is it something that you can do long term because these workouts won’t be done in a week. If you start out trying to train at 6 AM and you usually don’t get out of bed until 9 AM, you probably won’t last. If you are a late night person train after work. Fit your workouts into what patterns are normal for you to help you stay with it longer.
Next have your long term goals and short term goals to get you to your final destination clearly written out. These include a timeline to keep you on track. If you have no idea how to get these plans worked out and need help hire a trainer to provide you an outline and give you an idea of what exercises are best for you, how to eat clean and the intensity required to see results quickly.
The final step on this “short list” is to realize that the most difficult part of this process is getting started especially with the food preparation and changing the patterns you follow through your day. Get a balanced breakfast, have a midmorning snack. Eat lunch, grab a quick snack in the mid-afternoon and have a lite dinner. You need to have food prepared to prevent you from getting really hungry and making a fast food run. If your food is coming to you from a hole in a wall while you are in your car, you’re wrong. This food prep becomes second nature after a week or two
Whatever occurred or dod not occur that prevented your success is in the past so move forward. Change your mindset to a positive mode and make the things you want to become reality. See yourself being successful in the gym, preparing your food and looking like you want to look.
God bless and keep training,
Daryl
P.S. Coming Soon: Our new monthly grocery shopping and label translation class!

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