Can you believe that it’s time to talk about New Years Resolutions? I feel like I was just racking my brain trying to come up with resolutions and the year is done. In this post I’m not going to be talking about my resolutions but mostly “weight loss as a resolution.” This blog post has been prompted by tweets and/or comments that I’ve seen on the internet recently or in real life. To be honest, I’m quite disgusted and saddened by this topic which is why I wanted to blog about it.
The New Year is fast approaching and for a lot of people losing a few pounds is at the top of their resolutions list. Ok, can I ask you to pause for a minute and try to find anything wrong with that? What’s so bad about someone who wants to lose weight and get healthier this year? Let me answer this for you, N-O-T-H-I-N-G. This is why I don’t understand what I’ve been seeing and hearing. I’ve been seeing people bashing new years resolutioners because the gym is going to be packed with new comers. People saying “why are you waiting till the new year when you can start today? And many other things along those lines. I have only one thing to say to those people, get your head out of your ass and remember where you started. You probably had no clue what you were doing in the gym or otherwise and look at where you are now. Everyone has to start somewhere and if January 1st is where it all begins then so be it. When it comes to losing weight and being healthy you need to find the motivation and driving force that will keep you going and if that means a new years resolution, I say the more power to you!
Having said all of this, I highly suggest that you look into a workout program and eating program that works for you. Don’t try to copy what someone else is doing because you are two different people with different goals and different body types who are probably not on at the same fitness level.
Here’s a little background story on my journey
It is sometime in 2009 and I’ve just been asked to be the maid of honor in my cousins upcoming Summer 2010 wedding. I’m excited, happy, thrilled and worried all at the same time. Why are you worried Jess? Oh, because the first thought that popped into my head was “I’m not going to be the fattest one standing up at that altar.”
2010 is fast approaching and still I’ve done nothing to lose weight. During this time my mom has been following weight watchers and has lost almost 50 lbs. So I decided that my resolution for 2010 was to lose 30 lbs before the August wedding. Much to my surprise I had achieved my goal by my birthday which is in April. I was hitting the gym hard, 6 days a week and following weight watchers at home. I had good weeks and bad weeks, good weigh ins and BAD weigh ins but I NEVER gave up. I was a new comer at the gym in January 2010, I didn’t really know what I was doing but I kept going and eventually I wasn’t a newcomer anymore and I no longer felt overwhelmed or scared by all the equipment and people that were there.
Fast forward to January 2015, I’ve lost a total of 40lbs, I’ve kept it off since 2010 and I’m in the best shape of my life. I ran a quarter marathon in 2012 and became a vegetarian in June 2013. I felt like you should hear this story because I am a New Years Resolutions weight loss success story. So if this is your new years resolution GO FOR IT & NEVER LOOK BACK! I Promise you won’t want to look back anyways!
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Happy & Healthy New Years,
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