So how are your New Year's Resolutions going so far? Mine are great. I have cut down on my intake of beets and radishes and still haven't eaten one in 2012. One of the most humorous times of the year for people who go "to the gym" is the first month of the new year. That is when you have more people and unknown faces sweating, grunting and trying to take hold of their new found ambition. It is also one of the most sad times because many of the good natured people that strive to get healthier in the first month of the year often fade back into their former selves. Don't do that. Change your lifestyle, change what type of life you want to live. One of the biggest keys is to be realistic about the goals that you have set. If you wear size 40 pants and want to get down to size 36, it will take time. If you wear a size 14 dress and want to get down to a size 10, it will take time. There are no overnight fixes when it comes to fitness. You have to work at being healthy! Don't let your New Year's Resolution fade like many of your ambitions years past. Find a trainer at your gym. Start walking after work when you get home. Play an extra 30 minutes with your children as a reward for getting their homework finished early. There are subtle changes that you can make that can lead to big changes in your life! The key as always is: Stick to it!
"Great achievement is usually born of great sacrifice, and is never the result of selfishness." - Author Napolean Hill
Your great achievement can come with a great sacrifice of sweat, cheeseburgers and the result will be a life worth living. And living longer. Don't make a resolution, make a lifestyle change! Good luck and God bless in 2012!
Before starting any exercise, diet or health routine, first consult your physician to make sure that your body is healthy enough for physical activity.