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New Year's Resolutions - Staying Motivated One Month Later

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With the month of January behind us, it is time to check in with yourself and see where you are in terms of sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions. Statistics show that 40% of Americans give up after only one month. The reason so many people fail is because they failed to devise a fool proof plan. By fool proof, I mean “you proof”. Sometimes we get in our own way and set ourselves up for failure. The reason is that we repeat the same patterns over and over again. So, think about what you do or a pattern that you keep repeating that is keeping you from optimum health and ultimate fulfillment. Here are several questions I use in my Weight Management Program to encourage my clients to look inward and change their patterns, so they can change their lives.

Are you ready to establish a healthy lifestyle?
Are you truly ready to give up the things that are making you unhealthy? This is your moment to shift from sabotaging yourself to saving yourself!

What are the reasons for making the decision to change?
Do you have a breaking point? I did, a “feeling of being trapped by obesity.” That feeling held me back from doing all of those things I loved about my youth, such as dancing, sports and yes rollercoasters!

Do you like what you see when you look in the mirror?
I never looked below my neck for a while. I was always in my head, but not connecting my mind and body.
Do you feel that by being healthier, you will be more confident?
Do you have a dormant talent that you brushed aside, because your confidence has dwindled along with your health? As your health awakens, so will your confidence.
What are the pros and cons of continuing in the direction you’re going?
As more and more weight piled on each year, I knew I needed to take control and not only put a stop to the weight gain, but reverse it.
What roadblocks in your life prevented you from establishing a healthy lifestyle?
Is it your job, your schedule, your marriage, or your kids? Talk to your loved ones about being a support.
What changes would you like to see at work to help facilitate a healthy lifestyle?

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