If your 2015 New Year’s Resolution is the same as your 2014 resolution, this is a must read. Perhaps it’s the same resolution you’ve had for the past several years? Don’t get discouraged. All you need is a plan and some early success to make 2015 different. Below are the recommendations that I give to my weight loss patients, but regardless what your resolution may be, the steps to success are the same. Good luck!
1. Be Specific
The more ambiguous or open-ended you make your resolution, the greater the margin for error. Simply saying that you want to get in shape won’t get it done. Set specific goals. For example, if you have a desired weight, make weight loss your goal and outline a plan on how to achieve it. Whether you choose the HCG 2.0 diet protocol or another diet is up to you, but do your research, decide on a plan and… see step two.
2. Write It Down
3. Make Your Resolution Attainable
I’m not saying you can’t reach for the stars, but it may be necessary to break down your resolution into shorter, more attainable goals. If your goals are too lofty, success can appear out of reach. Weight loss is a perfect example of this. If you have 60 pounds to lose, break it down to 2-3 pounds per week. Or if you’re doing my HCG 2.0 diet protocol, set goals of 25 pounds per round of HCG and lose the remaining weight during the maintenance phase of the diet. These goals are entirely attainable and provide you early success so that you’ll be motivated to continue.
4. Make an Investment In Your Resolution
Spend some money. Buy yourself a new pair of workout shoes. Or even better, buy my book and HCG supplement. Spending money commits you to it. Look at it this way… I pay $85/per month for my gym membership. I hate going to the gym. I could get the same workout in my basement with some dumb bells, a Swiss ball and pair of jogging shoes. I’m aware of it, yet I continue to pay the $85 every month because it forces me to commit and that makes it worth it. Gyms survive on the simple fact that a financial commitment drives success. In exchange for the money we spend, we want a very specific set of rules to guide our behavior, which, more frequently than not, will lead to positive results.
5. Share Your New Year’s Resolution with Friends and Family
Not only does this force you to verbalize your resolution several times, it commits you to it. Alerting your family and friends holds you accountable to someone other than yourself. Better yet, find a partner that has the same resolution. As Deepak Chopra says, “Success tends to happen when people work together. Failure happens alone.”
6. Make Your Bed Every Morning
This is your first opportunity to be productive, so make a statement. I say this to my weight loss patients almost daily, if you begin your day with motivation, you’ll likely finish with motivation.
Best of luck with your 2015 New Year’s Resolutions. If weight loss is your goal, consider my book, HCG 2.0 – Don’t Starve, Eat Smart and Lose; A Modern Adaptation of the Traditional HCG Diet. I’ve seen it work thousands of times and it will work for your.