Ever Broken a New Years resolution?
Don’t worry, you are not alone. It has been reported that about half of all adults make new year’s resolutions and fewer than 10% manage keep them for more than a few months.
So, how do you keep those good intentions going and be part of the 10% that successfully keep to their resolutions?
Keep resolutions realistic. If you want to give something up, perhaps aim for cutting down by half and then cut out completely rather than fail at immediately cutting it out of your regime.
Make them SMART – specific, measurable, achievable, realistic and time-bound. Connect your resolution to a goal or reward (like dropping a dress size → new shoes).
Tell someone your resolution. I have coached many people through their weight loss journey and have been thanked for the manner in which I have held these people accountable (to themselves mostly) for their actions. They didn’t need me to hold their hand, but I supported and encouraged them to fight the daily battles of obesity to win the war!
Everyone needs a coach or someone they can lean on from time to time.