It’s a new year!!! 2017!! The new year always brings about feelings of renewal and longing to bring on a whole new YOU. While half the time people only make resolutions because they feel like they are obliged to, resolutions aren’t really necessary. It’s healthy and encouraged to try to better yourself in any way you may choose, but not when it sets you up to feel discouraged.
There are thousands of people every year that make their New Year’s resolution to lose weight. THIS is the year you are going to shed those pounds, fit into your skinny jeans, and strut your new physique at work. This is the year you cut out all fast food, excess sugar, and finally work out the recommended amount every week. Yet, it never fails that come February, most people are out of the gym, back on the couch, and stuffing that ice cream into their mouths. So, what happened? You were SO incredibly motivated and excited about your new goals, but then when it came down to actually taking the steps to reach those goals, your motivation tanked. Why is that? Is it possible that you are sabotaging your own weight loss? That seems absurd doesn’t it? You are the one making those goals so why would you want to ruin them? Well, chances are you don’t even know you are doing it! Here is a comprehensive list of possible reasons your weight loss goals keep hitting the wayside and tips on how to prevent it from happening to YOU this year.
With a social media dominated society, it’s easy to start to feel down about your own life while looking through the eyes of everyone else through their posts and pictures. One friend may be running a marathon while another just got a promotion at work. And what have you gotten? A free cookie at a gas station. Wooooo. What you have to remember, however, is that most people only post the things they feel most proud of, not the things happening in their lives that make them feel lazy or embarrassed. It’s only natural! They want people to view them in a positive light. And you know what? They may be on to something. It’s been shown that people that talk about their accomplishments rather than their failures are truly happier. There’s a reason that those pessimistic Negative-Nancies are just that – negative and miserable.