Weight Loss & Better Health - It's Not a Resolution

Of those people surveyed, losing weight is consistently one of the top New Year's resolutions. Seventy percent of us will make at least one New Years Resolution, but sadly fifty percent of those resolutions will be abandoned by June.

Why? Because a resolution is something that you want to check off your 'to do' list. And, a resolution is more of a task than a goal. A resolution is our way of trying to feel a sense of accomplishment, more out of obligation than personal desire.

Losing weight, eating healthier, and living happier is not a resolution. It's a realization. It's a realization that you want more for yourself and/or your family than what you currently have. It's a realization that you can be a better YOU.

We all say it - this is a journey, not a diet. The same goes for resolutions.

Resolution - a solution, accommodation, or settling of a problem, controversy, etc.

Journey - passage or progress from one stage to another.

What we are here doing is not finding a solution to a problem. We are travelling towards a new phase in our lives.

My point? The New Year is here. So, resolve to finally paint that room you have neglected. Resolve to finally get a new car, or start looking for a new job. Resolve to do 'one time' tasks that can be checked off a list. But, don't resolve to do something this year that you really want to do every day for the rest of your life. REALIZE that you want to be healthy and happy. Don't resolve to be. If you resolve to lose weight, eat better, or exercise more, you will, for a few months, you will check it off your list, and you will forget. Then, come next year what will you do? Resolve again.


Realize that you are worth it and that (for many of us) you have already been doing it, and it feels great. If you MUST resolve to do something....resolve to find a few more friends to take your journey with you.

Happy New Year to you all my friends.

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