Tuesday, January 1, 2008

Top 5 Mistakes that will Break your Resolutions

Happy New Year!
Time to Turn your Resolutions into REAL Solutions for 2008

Looking to finally follow through with the relentless promise that This Year will be different, you will finally lose weight?

Whether you "do" resolutions or not the turn of the new year will find many busy moms viewing January 1st as a new start, another chance or opportunity.... a New Beginning. Time once again to take a shot and finally lose weight, decrease debt, spend more time with kids, make more time for ME, etc.

While we all begin with gusto thinking.....This year it will be different, this really will be the Best Year Ever! - our motivation quickly fades and we end up with another list of failed goals or resolutions. Would you believe that failure is considered to be the norm - it is flat out expected!

But if you have no resolutions, no goals - you have nothing to lose, nothing to fail at. Well, this also comes with a huge drawback....you won’t succeed at anything - flying by the seat of your pants is living a life with no purpose.

There is no need to continue or be a part of this "failure trend". There is a reason WHY resolutions continue to be broken. The same mistakes are being made time and time again. Discover how these Top 4 Resolution Mistakes can be turned into actions that will deliver results.

#1 Mistake: Set Unrealistic Goals - Yes, you hear it all the time but this is the #1 reason why we fail to reach our "weight loss" goals. So what is wrong with the goal you set? Expecting years of bad habits and pounds of fat to magically melt away in a matter of a couple weeks. Fat loss is a process, a culmination of gradual and consistent changes you make to the way you eat, move and think. Do not fall for the false idea that you can lose 30 pounds in 30 days. Realistic fat loss is 1-2 pounds a week.

#2 Mistake: Do not ask WHY - You must ask yourself WHY - what is the REASON you want to lose weight? "I want to lose weight because...I am fat" Okay, that is a start but you must continue to dig. Stopping here is where you get into trouble - there is no emotion, no drive behind this reason. So keep asking WHY until you get there. Make a list - dive in to the things you want to change and ask WHY after each one. What are you missing out on by living in the body you now have? What benefits will come from living in the body you desire?

It is vital to tap into your REASONS for it not only creates focus, but provides you with the motivation to persevere.

#3 Mistake: Keep Your Goal to Yourself - Be specific and write your goals down. There is something magic about putting your goals on paper. A Harvard Business School study revealed that 3% of grads are successful, 30% are moderately successful and 67% just exist. The significant difference for the 3% who are successful is that they have written down, specific goals. Write it, post it, share it, achieve it.

#4 Mistake: No Plan - It seems obvious to have a plan, but many of us do not. By plan I mean a step-by-step, day-by-day, take daily action process. Just writing your goal down is useless unless you actually have a PLAN for following through and taking the steps necessary to accomplish it. Get specific to the point where you are able to do something, then do it. If you are unsure - this is the perfect time to implement THE complete lifestyle system that maps out exactly what you need to do. This is one of the most effective highlights of Fit Yummy Mummy.

#5 Mistake: No Concern for Obstacles - You must be prepared for the TOUGH times. Part of the skill in achieving your goal is learning to deal with adversity, setbacks, and surprises. Be flexible and take them in stride. Trying to stick to your plan perfectly from day one will only set you up for disappointment. We will always have challenges – no matter how successful we are. View them as opportunities to learn and grow and they can actually help you become happier and more successful.

Take an honest look at these Top 5 Resolution Mistakes and identify where you can take action to make a difference. It is time to Change what’s not working - enhance what is working - and think about new ways to make your body and your life what you want it to be.

The thoughts of wonderful new beginnings are now behind you. As of today, you are empowered to find ways to make them happen. Take control of your results one day, one resolution and one change at a time. You can Unleash Your Yummy-ness! and Become your best vision of YOU! Sign Up for Fit Yummy Mummy and begin your 2008 Transformation Today!

"I gotta say, there is NO WAY I would have been able to get to this point without the constant encouragement from you and the girls on the group. The daily emails/newsletters and whatnot are really helpful also. This is the fittest I think I have ever looked, even when I was doing modern dance-- I was thin, but soft looking. I am so thrilled that I will be rocking a two piece bathing suit - without a belly hider flap thing haha- this summer, my last summer in my 20s, and not grossing people out! :) " ~ Kelly Alford

"A big thank you to Holly for this wonderful program. It works like magic... I regret I didn't take a before pictures... Do you know that I lost my name ?!!!!! My little name used to be chocolate... haha... now I "stuff my face" with apple slices. Repeat that loudly.... it sounds so strange..... Give your dreams wings to fly............ high............. in 2008!" ~ Eliane Terrien

"Thanks Holly! I do feel so much better about myself now, more than ever, and I thank you for that. I am now on to the Intermediate Workout A and B, and have only cursed your name a few times! I love feeling this good. Thank you so much! Have a happy new year!" ~ Alison Liddic

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