Driving back from the country to Melbourne yesterday a lady came on the radio and she was talking about 2018 resolutions and weight loss.
- A whopping 32.4% of people made a weight related resolution in 2017, ie to lose weight / eat healthier.
- Out of those people, only 9.2% felt they had achieved their goal by the end of 2017.
The woman on the radio suggested that rather than making a goal to lose X amount of weight by X date. Set out to just walk for 30 minutes a day, and see if the weight shifts. Her theory is there is then less disappointment if the goal is not achieved.
This is a great goal, however I disagree with the theory!
I believe that setting a long term goal with an end in mind is essential. I also believe in trying to shift as much weight as possible in the first 21 days while you are 100% committed. By doing this you are not only seeing the amazing results, but you will be far more motivated to stick to it. This is why the Your Natural Weight Program is so successful for long term results.
The key then is creating a long term, maintainable plan, with short term goals (such as going for a walk) that matches your long term goal.
At the end of the day weight loss is 90% about what we eat and 10% about the movement. And a goal is just a dream without a plan, so make sure you have a plan in place.
Happy New Years. :)