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How To Set & Slay Your Healthy Weight Loss Goals For The New Year

Healthy Goals For Weight Loss

It’s January 17. More than half of January is already gone. There’s every indication that every other month will fly by just as fast.

And if you’re anything like me you’ve set New Year’s resolutions (although I tend to start working on them before New Years).

My question is what tangible steps have you taken so far to really make those resolutions a reality?

Will you be looking back a year from now saying “Man I wish  I had done xyz like I promised myself I would”?

Or

Will you be looking back saying “wow, I was determined and focused and I actually accomplished my goals like I said I would”?

I’m asking myself these questions just as much as you are.

I’ve set countless New Years’ resolutions and broken more of them than I care to admit.

So what can we do differently this year to actually make our resolutions stick?

I’m going to talk about how I plan to set healthy weight loss goals for the next year & more in today’s post so stay tuned. 


This is a picture of blueberries in a white bowl, with a dark blue box and text overlay that says 4 ways to finally stick to your health new year's resolutions.

 

How To Set & Slay Your Healthy Weight Loss Goals For The New Year

 

1. Reflect back on the last year with brutal honesty:

One way to be successful with your plans for the next year is to reflect back on the last year and see where improvements can be made.

And when I say reflect back I don’t simply mean to ponder.

I mean to go through the past year with a magnifying glass and truly examine, with brutal honesty, just what got in the way of you accomplishing your dream.

It’s not fun.

It’s the opposite of fun. It’s painful. It may make you feel like a failure. But that’s not the point of the exercise.

The point is to truly examine what went wrong so that we can make the proper changes necessary so that this year will not be more of the same.

So ask yourself:

When did you give up trying to fulfill your resolutions?

Was it January, February, or maybe you quit in April?

Why did you quit? Was the goal too overwhelming?

We’re they too unrealistic? Was there not enough motivation?

Did life get busy and got out on the back burner to the point where you completely forgot about them?

Think about what the turning point was?

Write down what happened in the past that caused you to.

2. Be SMART

This year make your goals more specific.

One of the best ways to set a goal is to use the SMART method.

This means you are setting goals that are specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely…I talk more about them in my post here on procrastination. 

It’s quite possible that you’ve set goals but they were so murky that you may not have known whether or not you accomplished them.

With smart goals you know exactly when you’ve achieved them because they are so darn specific there’s no way not to know.

I go over goal setting and how to accomplish your dreams in my book.

Related: https://www.verywellfit.com/how-to-set-weight-loss-goals-1231580

 

3. Get some accountability:

Knowing that someone is going to ask you what you’ve done this week to make your dreams a reality is one of the biggest motivations you can have.

I know for sure that I suddenly stop daydreaming and looking at random videos on YouTube when I know someone is going to be saying to me, “How are you coming along on fill in the blank?”.

There’s something about someone shining that right spotlight on your goal that really helps you see it in a more urgent light.

So find someone who will hold you accountable and consistently ask you about your progress.

It can be a friend, family member, life coach, therapist,… whoever you think will actually hold you accountable.

4. Do something differently

I know I know, this is groundbreaking but let’s be real.

How many times have we expected different results but done the exact same thing that we did last year when we epically failed to accomplish our goal?

Like all the time.

I know that I’ve done it time and time again and been perpetually surprised that it happened.

Umm yeah girl what did I expect?

So if you want different results you have to do something differently.

For instance, if your goal was to get in shape last year but you didn’t because you didn’t set any concrete goals then this year make your goal SMART.

Instead of saying I’m going to get in shape this year say by March I’m going to be able to run a 21-minute mile or I’ll be able to do 100 push-ups.

Or if you did set concrete goals last year but you still didn’t achieve what you wanted to achieve then take it a step further and say I’m going to get a personal trainer to reach my goals.

Whatever you do, don’t use the same exact approach that you used last year.

Sorry to be harsh but we already know this doesn’t work 🙂

Struggling with procrastination?

This post can help! 

 

4 Ways to (finally) stick to your new Years Resolutions (1)

Conclusion To Healthy Goals For Weight Loss

I know change is hard.

Inertia is one of the strongest forces on Earth.

I remember the first time I started exercising again after many many many years of sitting on my behind. It was hard. It was in some ways painful.

But I know I would not be here 65 pounds lighter if I hadn’t.

We have to start thinking about the future.

If your goal is to lose weight or get in shape then we can’t just think of the here and now.

Yes working out sucks now.

Yes, denying yourself something that tastes really good sucks now.

But how much more will it suck when we look at the scale and see that not only has the number not gone down or even stayed the same but has actually gone up significantly.

Keep in mind that I say this to you even while I’m debating whether or not to go bake some cookies.

The struggle is real ya’ll.

Don’t give up :)…please. You can lose weight.

Which is why I want to share some free weight loss printables with you. 

Here’s Some Free Weight Loss Printables To Help You Lose Weight Faster!

If you want to lose weight then you will need some tools to help you track your progress;

I want to help you do this so I created a resource library with free weight loss printables inside to help lose weight for good!

 

This is what the weight loss freebies are in my resource library

Healthy Meals On The Go (Healthy Popular Restaurant Meal Options Guide)

21 Day Power Over Weight Loss Prayer Journal 
Supplements I Used To Reverse Prediabetes Guide
Printable Fitness Goals Tracker
Essential Oils Checklists (which has essential oils that help manage your weight)
Cardio & Strength Training Printable Tracker

Healthy Grocery List Printable

You can gain access to all of them in my free Weight Loss resource library.

Just click below and enter your email address, I will send the password and link to the library to your inbox. 

Click here to gain exclusive & free access to HAYC’s  Healthy Bod Weight Loss Resource Library!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Nicky

Nicky Johnson is the owner and creator of Healthy As You Can (HAYC) and Christian Blogging Academy (CBA). She is also an author and certified life coach. She started this blog to help support other Christians who want to live a healthy and natural lifestyle but don't know where to start because it can be oh so confusing. She's still trying to figure it all out and as she does, she'll let you know!

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Nicky

Nicky Johnson is the owner and creator of Healthy As You Can (HAYC) and Christian Blogging Academy (CBA). She is also an author and certified life coach. She started this blog to help support other Christians who want to live a healthy and natural lifestyle but don't know where to start because it can be oh so confusing. She's still trying to figure it all out and as she does, she'll let you know!

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