New Year’s weight loss does it go together?
What are all these resolutions we continue to make up and even worse think that these goals we set in that post-New Years revelry are event realistic and achievable?
Why do we set these “Resolutions”
A New Year’s resolution is a decision to do or not do something to accomplish a personal goal or break a habit. It comes at a time when people look back at the past year and make an effort to improve themselves as the new year begins.
Adults often make New Year’s resolutions to lose weight or exercise more. Kids make resolutions to get along better with siblings or to do their homework right away.
Like many traditions, New Year’s resolutions have a long and interesting history.
New Year’s was first celebrated 4,000 years ago in ancient Babylon. Although the Babylonians did not have a written calendar, historians determined that they observed the start of the new year in late March with the arrival of the spring season.
The month of January is named for the Roman god Janus. The ancient Romans imagined Janus as a two-faced god: one facing forward and one facing back. This symbolized his ability to look forward and backward at the same time.
One reason is the allure of starting from scratch.
The idea of bettering ourselves is another motivator. “Most of us have a natural bent toward self-improvement,” said John Duffy, Ph.D., a clinical psychologist and author of The Available Parent: Radical Optimism in Raising Teens and Tweens.
Moreover, it may have something to do with “Tradition! Tradition! Tradition,”
Why do they fail
On average Americans, 45% fail these resolutions.
Reasons such as …
- you are not specific enough,
- you’re treating a marathon as a sprint
- Putting the cart before the horse
- Not believing in your self
- Too much thinking not enough doing
- Too much of a hurry
- No Support
Lots of excuses if you sit down and think about it
What we can you to achieve them.
Ok to be obvious the opposite of all the above.
When you can make a task-specific it becomes easier to focus on, Break into achievable steps that are measurable and accountable for, it is then achievable.
A remember when I trekked up Mera Peak (21,427ft) in Nepal, in the end, it was broken down into 10 steps then a rest, repeat until I succeeded then I got this view
New Year’s Weight Loss Resolutions
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What was your resolution and was its success. Leave a comment below