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"Lighten Up" In 2011

Posted Jan 01 2011 11:35am
Millions of folks start every year making resolutions to change something in their life they’re unhappy about.

Twenty-three percent of them will break those resolutions within a week and 45% by the end of the month.

Personally, I’m not a fan of resolutions. I’m a much bigger fan of evolution – the process of change of progressive growth.

Most New Year’s resolutions are pretty life encompassing. I mean, the bigger, the better, right? Well, that in and of itself may just be the problem and my advice is to lighten up on how you set goals to better position yourself for success.

Whether your goal this year is to lose weight, get out of debt, or get a new job, put a game plan in place that breaks these goals in to smaller steps.

For example, if your goal is to lose 25 lbs in 2011, smaller steps that will help you achieve this goal would be

- Download, read and re-vamp your cupboard and fridge based on Dr. John Berardi's advice in the free PDF eBook you can find in the CFB posting, What's In Your Pantry?

- Start a food journal

- Make sure to eat a serving of lean protein at every feeding opportunity

- Make certain to eat 1 - 2 servings of vegetables at each feeding opportunity

- Try one of the dozens of free Turbulence Training workouts found throughout Catapult Fitness Blog

Again, small steps that do not all need to be accomplished at one time. Be certain to celebrate your milestones and reward yourself along the way for each step achieved (not with something that will negatively impact the goal you're trying to achieve!).

And remember, occasional lapses in your plan are not failures, but rather temporary setbacks.

And if you don't end the year achieving your goal? Celebrate what you learned along the way because chances are, you'll be ending the year having successfully achieved many of those smaller goals you set along the way!

Train hard; be strong; celebrate life's accomplishments.



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