31
Jan
Revitalize Your New Years Resolutions By: Sanjay Patel – The Biggest Loser Resort

Come January 1st, like me many of of you were very excited about the year ahead and felt determined that 2017 would be the year significant lifestyle changes would be realized. My personal goal was to reduce my body fat percentage; I didn’t feel I needed to make drastic changes but I was honest enough with myself that I needed improvements in both my diet and exercise.

Firstly, cut out after dinner snacks – following evening meals I crave something sweet and often snacked on chocolate with one piece sometimes leading to more! Secondly, substitute in healthier alternatives. e.g. whole wheat pasta, brown rice, 0% milk, etc. Finally, smarter workouts with more strength training, proven to be more effective for reducing body fat as well as eliminating the need to spend hours in the gym!

Today, I am still on track; working out and eating healthy-most of the time. But something feels different, I still want to achieve the same goals but I do not feel the same burning desire and absolute resolve that I had at the beginning of the year. Having talked with lots of people including past Biggest Loser Resort guests, maintaining long-term motivation is a common challenge, this not only affects people with their New Year weight loss goals but impacts everyone in all walks of life at any time of year.

Statistics state that over 50% of people have already given up on their New Year’s resolutions and I suspect the remaining percentage are feeling their willpower weakening. Whatever your goal for 2017, you can achieve it. Here’s 5 tips to reinvigorate your resolution(s): –

1. Make Your Resolutions Public

Commit fully to your resolution, writing your resolutions down and telling people creates a greater connection between your thinking-self and doing-self. When people around you are aware of your resolutions, they can offer support and provide encouragement when you need it most.

2. Set Small Realistic Goals

Re-evaluate the resolutions you made back in January. Unrealistic goals can leave you feeling overwhelmed, reducing the chances of success. Set yourself smaller achievable goals, the positivity generated from reaching these goals will provide you with the impetus to push you forward.

3. Review Your Progress

Setting small goals will make it easier for you to chart progress, keeping a record will make it easier to adjust to your plan. You’ll be surprised how far you have come and this will provide great encouragement.

4. Don’t Beat Yourself Up

Perfection is not unattainable. You may experience minor lapses and this is completely normal. Tell yourself, you are taking a brave step to achieve something that is going to better your life. If you miss a gym day or eat a brownie, don’t give up!! Move on and get back on track quickly.

5. Celebrate Your Successes

When you reach a milestone, celebrate and shout it from the rooftops because the positivity you attain will spur you on. Treat yourself, but ensure it doesn’t go against your resolution.


The Biggest Loser Resort team encounters amazing people every single day, taking the courageous decision to improve their health. Making lifestyle changes of this magnitude is very tough and the journey is never easy but we believe that with the right skills, support and mindset anything can be achieved.

Revitalize Your New Years Resolutions

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