The first day of the year is approaching, full of hope, expectations, desires, and new opportunities to do things better than in this year t...
The first day of the year is approaching, full of hope, expectations, desires, and new opportunities to do things better than in this year that is ending. After twelve months of successes and errors, which in the long run became lessons learned, the possibility of growing and continuing to develop as people opens up again.
And for such a thing, people have a habit of setting goals. And one of the most recurrent at the beginning of the year is losing weight: gyms fill up in January. However, after two or three months, they empty as if by magic. What happened then with that purpose of "Now I'm going to lose weight"?
It is known that exercise, combined with the practice of good eating habits, can help each person obtain the ideal weight. So, what does it take to carry it out, to not let that resolution be shelved for the following year, or the year after that? In this article I share four fundamental tips to achieve it:
The phrase created by some organizations that help to overcome various addictions can be quite useful in these cases too, and I am referring to the already famous: “Just for today”. It is a matter of focusing on what we need to modify, for example: just for today I am going to eat healthy and nutritious foods that help my body, just for today I am going to exercise, just for today I am going to take care of the most important thing I have... my body, etc. If one repeats it day after day, it comes to be seen as a short-term challenge and easier to meet than setting long-term goals that involve huge sacrifices in one fell swoop.
Studies indicate that 85 percent of women who go on a New Year's diet fail. The reasons are many: it is a purpose that is taken very lightly and even comes to be seen as a common joke on social networks. In this regard, you should reflect on how you want to see yourself in the future, both externally and internally. Remember that time will collect "bill" tomorrow.
- adjust your food
A diet does not mean eliminating food, only small adjustments must be made such as: drinking plain water, eating five times a day, setting schedules; choosing fruits, vegetables, meats, cereals, etc. All this to the taste of each person and make a schedule per day. It is best to include the family so that they encourage each other and enjoy a healthier life.
When you are not used to exercising, it is more difficult to create that habit; sometimes, they even come to look for thousands of excuses and, finally, give up. For this, I suggest that you agree to go to the gym accompanied by a family member, friend or neighbor, who also wants to exercise or with someone you know who has that habit, in this way it will be more difficult for you to miss and in moments of overwhelming It will be a good incentive. Look for the activity that you like the most and with what you feel comfortable with. There are places where you can ask for a sample class: try and choose the sport or activity that suits you best. Exercising is the only time you have to be with yourself. Do not forget that the diseases or ailments that are acquired with age,
In short, the key is in oneself, in no one else. And if you succeed, congratulations! You will see that this will only be the beginning of many more successes. If you reach another year alive it is because you have a new opportunity, appreciate it in all its magnitude, and do not miss it. We only have one body, take care of it and be happy. And repeat it every day: just for today, just for today...