5 Simple Steps to Keeping Your New Year''s Resolution
By Carlos Alberto Rivas, MS, CSCS
It''s that time of the year again when you set your new years resolution(s). You are going to lose that extra weight that is weighing on you physically and emotionally. You''ve read the latest fad diet, it is January, the holidays are over and you are ready to go.
Deep down inside though, there is always self-doubt. You start thinking about your demons and memories of past weight loss failures. All of a sudden you start to fear failure and you don''t even get started on your resolution. Negative self-talk gets a hold of your emotions and you begin to eat your favorite comfort food. Sound familiar? If it does, don''t feel alone, over 70 percent of the population is going through the same process.
Some of us try to diet, stay on it until we hit a plateau and quit trying completely. Some of us exercise for two-four weeks but find it difficult to find the energy to sustain the new exercise regiment, so we quit working out within the first weeks. Once again don''t feel alone — over 70 percent of those who start an exercise program drop out within the first two months.
The following are a few key areas in your life that you can change today and sustain for a lifetime.
Carlos Alberto Rivas, MS, CSCS is the fitness/ personal training director of the Baptist East/MilestoneWellness Center. Carlos has a master''s degree in exercise physiology and has over 10,000 hours of personal training experience. Carlos is also a member of the Kentuckiana HealthFitness Magazine''s Editorial Advisory Board. He can be reached by phone at 502-896-3900 ext. 142.
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