Well it’s that time of the year again. It’s time for the dread resolutions! I am sure there are a million of these posts out there or soon to be out there. It happens the start of every new year. Gym memberships go up; membership at programs like weight watchers go up; after about 30 days they all drop again.
The questions I ask myself.
I have come to ask myself a lot of questions over the years. Why haven’t I been able to lose the weight? Am I any better than I was last year? What am I going to differently this year? How am I going to keep on track and not give up?
These are all very important questions to ask myself. How many years have I made resolutions that I haven’t kept or been able to keep for whatever reason?
When resolutions are made, people tend to resolve to do hard things that would be good for them, but how many of them have the follow through? What most people call resolutions I would call a dream. A dream is a thought of where we would want to be but don’t care enough to do the hard work that is required to get there; an unwillingness to give up the things we love; or possibly just to lazy to achieve.
I myself am guilty of being a dream and not a person of resolve. How many things have I made a resolution to do but just don’t do it? Way to many to ask.
This year I am going to do something different, and I challenge those of you who read my blog to think about it as well.
I have goals for the year, I want to lose 100 pounds, get into better shape, etc. The real question is how am I going to do these things? What is the action I have to take to make those dreams become a true resolution??
Well I have taken the time to at least start making a plan. I am certain there are a lot more pieces and things that must be figured out to truly be successful, but at least I have a starting point.
The plan and resolutions for 2013
My first resolution is to lose as much weight as I possibly can this year. Ideally it would be more than 100 pounds, but I would like to see 5lbs a month at minimum. To do this I am planning on finding/doing the following items.
- I will work with my weight loss coach to come up with a plan that suits my life style.
- I will find a weight loss support group here in my home town to keep me accountable.
- I will find a friend that I trust enough to let them see my financial records. I know this sounds odd to some of you, but how easy is it to cheat on a nutrition plan if no one will ever no? If I put myself in a place of vulnerability and accountability I will be far more successful.
- I will endeavor to make the changes in my life a habit, and not just a passing trend.
- I will do my best to post weekly updates on my weight loss progress.
This post will be updated as I finalize the details of my other resolutions.