Reset Your Weight Loss Resolutions
By Ali Struhs
March 17, 2015
It’s been almost four months since you clinked your champagne glass, toasting and resolving to begin your weight loss journey. This year, you promised, would be different. Nearly a quarter of the way through the year, how are your weight loss resolutions progressing? If you’ve gotten sidetracked by a busy new year and aren’t meeting your goals, it’s time to reset your weight loss resolutions. Here are a few ways to recommit to a healthier lifestyle.
Meet with your Jenny Craig consultant and be honest. Let your consultant know during your meeting that you have fallen off of your goal plan. Your personal consultant is there to guide you throughout your weight loss journey and can even help you reset your goals.
You can also ask family and friends for support. A spouse may also be looking for a fresh start, too. If your resolutions aren’t intact, take a step toward a new, healthier lifestyle together.
Reevaluate your goals
If you wanted to lose 20 pounds by summer, it might be time to reevaluate and set a more realistic goal. You can still meet a minimum goal before summer begins if you recommit. Break down your big weight loss goal into smaller, achievable goals for throughout the year. For example, promise yourself that you will lose 10 pounds by June and then another 10 pounds by September. The 30 pounds you wanted to lose before next year won’t seem like an insurmountable task anymore!
Be honest with yourself about the amount of time you have day-to-day to fit in exercise. If you have a day packed with work, soccer practice, dance class, and a PTA meeting, try squeezing in 10 minute workouts throughout your day, instead of attempting to make it to the gym for an hour-long sweat session. Or, make exercise fun by disguising it as hikes and bike rides with your family on the weekend.
Vow to clean the pantry
Rid your refrigerator and pantry of any junk food, especially any holiday chocolate stashes. After all, springtime is the perfect opportunity to do a little cleaning! Stock your fridge with fresh fruits and vegetables that are ripe, washed, and ready to eat, so you will not be tempted by salty and fattening snacks. Be sure to make a grocery list of healthy foods and stick to your list when you’re at the store.
Rather than waiting for the end of the year to reward yourself, stay motivated by giving yourself a few pats on the back each month. Non-food rewards, like a mani-pedi for getting to the gym five days a week, or a new swimsuit for those 10 pounds you lost before summer, can keep you sticking to your weight loss resolution.