It’s the time of year when we start making the new years resolutions that will likely fail within the first 2 to 3 weeks. But why does that happen? Well, there are three reasons why resolutions fail. First, we must be more realistic with ourselves; we go from 0 to 100 and get burnt out quickly because creating good habits is challenging. Most of the time, the easiest choice is doing nothing. People think New Years is a life-changing event. Well, sorry to tell you, but if your life sucked last year, it will probably still suck tomorrow.
We are gearing this blog toward weight loss if you have yet to catch on by now. Do you know why? It’s because losing weight is one of the most challenging things for people, and getting in better shape for a new year’s resolution is the biggest joke on the planet. It’s why you see gyms packed in the first 2 to 3 weeks and then start tapering off quickly. So, if your “new years resolution” is to get in better shape, or more specifically to lose “x” amount of weight, then keep reading.
Please do yourself a favor and ditch the idea of the new years’ resolution, and let’s talk about weight goals. No need for the extra pressure to call it a new years goal because, as we said above, those are likely to fail. The first question you have to ask yourself is, what is a realistic amount of weight or sizes you would like to lose? Only bite off what you can chew. Small obtainable goals will always get you to the bigger one. It’s ok to have a big goal if you are seriously overweight but don’t put an unrealistic time frame on it. It’s in our human nature to have the right intention about something like a goal, but then we mess it up by being impatient and wanting something to happen quicker than when we got ourselves into the mess in the first place.
So, what is your realistic initial weight loss goal? 10 lbs, 20, or maybe even 30 lbs? The great thing about goals is that after we hit one, there is another we can make right after it. The second mistake people make in weight loss is by losing the weight the incorrect way. I’m talking about fad diets, crash diets, starving yourself, or just taking water pills to shed the extra water weight to hit goals. But then, shortly after that diet, you return to where you started or worse, then become depressed and unmotivated and say that you’ve tried it before and it didn’t work.
The third mistake people make is not getting help or setting up some accountability when losing weight. If you don’t have a bestie, who will also go through this journey with you, it’s tough when you are on an island all by yourself trying to stay motivated. Or it’s super expensive to hire someone at the gym to coach and push you through your workouts.
If you are still reading this, you may have experienced one or all of these mistakes in the past. Good news, we have a solution for you. A solution that our very own Doctor went through himself and saw lasting results with. If you are already taking steps to lose weight but are looking for a more serious boost that will help get you there, then reach out to us.
With this solution, you will have extra accountability coming from us. With medical weight loss, we aren’t talking about surgery; we are talking about a non-invasive approach to losing weight 1 pound at a time and keeping it off. All we ask of you is to take a step and give us 100% commitment in the ups and downs and your best effort. We will get you hitting realistic goals one after another if you are willing to do this with us. Take your first steps with us today by signing up for a consultation below.