New years resolutions usually are made then broken. This year I am going to try to stick to mine. I usually make the same one every year: weight loss.
This year I have decided to make the same resolution but take a different approach. I usually didn't set goals when trying to lose weight. But this year I am going to set goals for each week or month so I can accomplish a more healthier lifestyle. If you set just one goal you more than likely won't reach it. For example my goal in the past for resolutions has been lose 20lbs. It is more rewarding to set goals you can reach weekly. Such as: Drink more water this week. or exercise at least 3 times a week for 30 minutes. To me those goals are easier to reach than just one broad goal.
To help me get the pounds off I am going to try Alli. I know several people who have used and it has helped them get the pounds off. Columbus also has a program called Shrink down Columbus. It is kind of like Weight Watchers, but cost nothing. The program is hosted by YMCA and the Baptist Hospital here. You go every Friday and weigh in. The program started last Friday and Jason and I both went. We also have decided to join the YMCA here. There are 3 facilities here in Columbus and they all have different equipment.
I also think it is important to have support when trying to lose weight whether it is your spouse or friend. They can help you reach your goals by encouragement, keeping you reliable, and exercising/dieting with you.
Hopefully Jason and I will shed some pounds and be healthier and in better shape. We have not said we want to lose X amount of weight. We just want to be healthier.
If you are trying to get healthy and lose weight Good Luck! If you have any tips please let us know.