New Year, New Goals – Staying Motivated to Lose Weight

While we’ve all heard of the freshman fifteen, I think it’s fair to say that I’ve gained the holiday hundred.  Am I exaggerating?  Yes.  Are my clothes fitting just a bit tighter than they were back on November 25th?  Definitely.  So, what’s my plan to undo what holiday snacking and overindulging has done?  Well, for starters, I plan on defiantly putting down the left over holiday pound cake, pie, and cookies, and then replacing their evil sweetness with healthier options as well as resuming my workout regime; which has been lounging around with me and all of those holiday goodies since Thanksgiving.  Not sure you can do it?  Jasmine Rodriguez, acting Manager at The Spa at Honor’s Haven Resort, says you can with just a little motivation.  Here are Jasmine’s three favorite ways to stay inspired:

Don’t Weigh Yourself Every Day – Your weight can fluctuate throughout the course of any given day, and the fastest way to kill your motivation is to weigh yourself daily.  It’s important to remember that your weight is the result of many different factors, like water retention, hormonal changes, or your salt intake.  To get a better snap shot of your progress, step on the scale once a week or every two weeks.
The fastest way to kill your motivation is to weigh
yourself daily.
Set Daily Goals –With so many apps and accessories out there like Fitbit, Misfit, My Fitness Pal and Runtastic , setting a daily goal and keeping track of it has become super easy and fun.  

Get Competitive – Participating in a team-based weight loss competition can help you lose up to 20 percent more weight than trying to do it on your own.  So go ahead, recruit your friends, family, and co-workers for you own version of the Biggest Loser!