The new year is officially here, and with it come the annual New Year’s resolutions. Are you one of the many people who have set weight loss goals this year? The journey is not always going to be easy — at times it will be challenging — but with persistence and determination you will push through and be rewarded.
Losing weight takes more than just hitting the gym and eating right — although both are essential. You are going to need to follow a routine. Plan and prepare your meals ahead of time, start your morning with breakfast and green tea for a metabolism boost and add some extra walking to your morning commute.
Those of you who find exercising to be boring will be delighted to know that there are many ways to make it exciting. Finding an exercise you enjoy is key. “Regular physical activity has been shown to help people with healthy weight maintenance,” Summer Yule, MS, RDN, says. “You do not have to take up running; if you prefer to walk or dance, that is fine.” Consider finding a workout buddy and attending group fitness classes together.
The “New Year, New Me” journey has begun. Don’t wait any longer, get out there and start working toward your weight loss goals today.