“After the holidays I am going to lose weight/ start going to the gym/ never eat carbs again!”
Sound familiar? Gym membership statistics show that the highest number of new memberships are purchased in January of every year. Sadly those same statistics show that 80% of the new members drop off within the first five months. It’s not the lack of good intentions that makes people quit, but rather that all the energy that was saved up for the “big change” fizzles out – until next year.
So what can you do if you want to lose weight, start going to the gym or never eat carbs again, and stick with it?
You know what you want to do! Why wait? Start TODAY!
It doesn’t matter that it’s Tuesday, that you have a trip coming up, or that the holidays are just around the corner. So you’re going to fall off the wagon. It happens! But it’s no big deal, and definitely not a reason to beat yourself up and quit. Falling off is quite normal. I bet that you’d be hard pressed to find anyone who hasn’t. So fall off, dust yourself off, and get back on!
Plus: It helps to plan ahead and choose what is worth falling off for. Start now, and you only have to keep it up for two weeks before you can plan to cheat at a holiday dinner – and practice doing it completely guilt-free, because you know that you’ll go back to your plan afterward. You can do that! It will also take pressure off starting again in the new year, as you’re not doing anything new and different. No figuring out how to do it. No falling for some high-pressure sales pitch aimed at “resolution seekers”. Just getting back on the wagon and taking care of yourself.