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Take Your Time With Resolution Goals

By Stephen R. Farris

Has your New Year's resolution of getting fit and trim already getting you down? Don't be alarmed, it happens to the best of us when results we're looking for seem non-existent at first.

The thing to remember, besides the obvious "Rome wasn't built in a day" analogy, is that no one has the same body type, nor do we all possess the same metabolism rate. We're all geared differently and quick results for some may take a little longer in others. It doesn't mean you have to toss in the towel and give up.

Just give yourself time. Before you start your exercise and nutrition program, write down what goals you want to achieve as an end result. Stair-step your goals, kind of like a plateau. When you reach one plateau, then you can proceed to the next.

A big mistake many people make at the beginning is thinking they need to shell out the bucks for an expensive gym membership. Nope, not at all. There are plenty of ways to get in a workout at home, and many of those exercises will help with your weight loss goals as well. Here's a few other tips that can help you keep motivated and not lose hope.

Fueling Your Body

When starting a weight loss program, try thinking of food consumption in a different light. Eating healthy, with all the vitamins and minerals involved, is simply a way of refueling your body to keep those energy levels going. Kind of like adding gas to your automobile so you can keep traveling towards your destination. Depending on the healthy foods you eat, you may also consider adding vitamin and mineral supplements. However, you may want to consult with your doctor or chiropractor first.

You Can Still Eat Your Favorite Foods

While eating healthy is great, you don't have to completely deprive yourself from some of your favorites. Some experts may not agree, but on a personal level, it worked for me. Back in my 20s, I lost about 100 pounds by exercising and dieting. During the work week I'd stick to my basic plan of eating healthy and exercising. However, one day out of the weekend, I'd indulge in some of my favorite foods. To me, it was one of the perks that kept me going until I reached my overall goal. Of course, I still exercised pretty much seven days a week.

A key factor to reaching your fitness/nutrition goals is do eat in moderation, take your time beginning new exercises, and involve the brain so that all of these things eventually become a part of your daily routine.

To learn more about your health, wellness and fitness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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