It’s that time of year again when everybody makes resolutions to lose weight. For most people this year’s resolution will end just like the last one did, with no progress being made despite the best intentions in the world. Most people who attempt diet plans in January don’t know how to lose weight and, as a result, they fail to get started before the wheels have fallen off.
So why does it never actually pan out like you plan?
Over the years, January has become the month where gym memberships soar in popularity and most of those memberships don’t last the year despite people having good intentions when they initially take them out. If this situation sounds familiar to you, you can relax safe in the knowledge that it’s certainly not something which has just affected you.
As you might expect, if you start telling yourself that your life is going to completely change just because the calendar says January 1st you are probably going to fall off the rails pretty quickly. Your life is a long-term thing, therefore any attempts to change it also need to be long-term, too.
In order to reach success with your fat loss mission you will need to be serious and long-term about achieving your goals. Sadly, the new year resolutions many people make are quick fix wishes they simply cannot stick to. A lot of people do it simply because it’s something they have done every year for a long time now and they don’t know anything else. That’s right, even though they know they’re not going to stick to the new diet routine they’ll still make plans to lose weight this year. Usually, celebrity magazines and society are to blame for this religious diet planning.
It’s all just a way of comforting yourself, creating reasons which make it okay for you to fail. Your body doesn’t really care whether it’s the first of January or the twelve of February. Yet if you ask somebody to start their next diet on a Thursday you’ll generally get a look of shock from them. Ultimately, if you’re going to do it you’ll do it.
Ultimately it’s a ready-made excuse for you and you know it. If you are going to allow yourself to fail in your next diet routine purely because it’s a Wednesday and you now need to wait until next Monday before you get back on your routine, you have become your own worst enemy. Dieting is the same no matter what day it happens to be.
If you make a concerted effort to work at a small calorie deficit, combined with drinking plenty of water and eating small, regular meals you will see good results regardless of what time of year you start.
Rather than making excuses for why your latest diet failed and why you were unable to stick to it this time around, try looking at the facts. It’s not that you don’t know how to lose weight, it’s that you probably aren’t truly ready to commit to a lifestyle change at the moment.