It’s not only dieting that can be a weighty matter, it’s also keeping your New Year’s resolution to get in shape and lose weight. There are a variety of new computer-based tools and technologies to help with just that. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Exercise videos: Learn easy moves to keep your workouts fun and exciting by watching free fitness videos online.
  2. Podcasts: Download an inspirational podcast with tips and tricks to listen to on the road. You can find tips for eating healthy, exercising, looking your best and more.
  3. Video Weight Loss Challenge: Join a group of motivated individuals on YouTube who will make sure you are sticking to your plan. You’ll get lots of support from other like-minded dieters and may even win a cash reward.
  4. Blogs: Write a blog to share your journey with others. Get support and inspiration from others who are looking to lose weight, too.
  5. Join an online group: Make new friends and share new ideas and tips for keeping your resolution.
  6. Message boards: Connect with medical professionals, dietitians and personal trainers through an online network of experts.
  7. Quizzes: Learn what type of dieter you are and find the best ways you can be successful with a diet, even if you are a couch potato.

The trick to keeping your New Year’s resolution is to make a specific plan. Rather than just saying that you want to lose weight, make specific goals and set dates to reach them by.


Simple Things You Can Do to Keep to Your Resolution

The trick to keeping your New Year’s resolution is to make a specific plan. Rather than just saying that you want to lose weight, make specific goals and set dates to reach them by.

One sure way to abandon a resolution is if your fitness goal is too ambitious. Make sure you set SMART goals – Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely

Getting plenty of support along the way is also important when it comes to keeping your resolution. Find a diet buddy in your area to work out with and keep yourself motivated. Being accountable to another person is one of the best motivators there is.

Keep a journal; writing down your starting weight, BMI and other pertinent facts, and then keeping track of your progress, is a great motivator.

Periodically change things up by keeping it fresh. If you keep doing the same routine, you eventually tire of it. And your body will adapt and become more efficient. This means it won’t burn as many calories during that routine now.

Reward yourself; because your one big goal is so far away, your enthusiasm may falter. One way to prevent this is to establish intermediate goals, also called milestones, in your journal.
Once you reach a milestone, reward yourself and start working toward the next one. Just make sure your reward doesn’t sabotage your best efforts.

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