Life happens. Research shows it has a very sneaky way of interrupting, and eventually sabotaging, your New Year’s resolutions. A 2015 Journal of Clinical Psychology study revealed that only 8% of people who make resolutions are successful in achieving them.
If you made a resolution this year, there is over a one in three chance it was weight related. In fact, the most common resolution types are to lose weight, get healthy and be fit. It has been just over ten weeks since we rang in 2015 and for many of us, our New Year’s resolutions are long-forgotten.
Whatever the reason for the setback, it is never too late to obtain your health and wellness goals. You must accept your setbacks. University College London professor Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic advocates this as part of the restarting process. “It might be that there are some glitches, but it doesn’t mean you have to completely abandon resolutions.” In fact, these pitfalls can serve as tools as you move forward.
Perhaps, like 65% of Americans, you set unrealistic goals and attempted multiple resolutions. Were you too vague? Experts argue you must prioritize to avoid failure, have a good plan, abandon self-criticism and be persistent.
San Diegan Cynthia W. seemed to make the same resolution every year. In March 2014, following another failed fade diet, she was ready to be triumphant. “Year after year, I bounced from diet to diet with no success,” she said describing her time prior to joining her local Chula Vista Medifast Weight Control Center. “At Medifast, I stuck to the plan, worked through obstacles with my counselor and reached my weight loss goal weeks ahead of schedule.” Over forty pounds lighter, Cynthia was excited to make a new resolution this year.
Is it time hit refresh? If you failed to achieve your weight loss goal, revisit your resolution. At the Medifast Weight Control Centers, clients use the SMART method when setting goals: specific, measurable, attainable, relevant and time bound. Each individual works in person with a certified weight control counselor who helps them set realistic goals to attain fast and long-lasting fat loss that is so attainable on the Medifast centers program.
Everyone knows that you are more likely to do something and do it well when you have an effective plan and are held accountable. This is perhaps one of the counselor’s best assets. According to Australia’s Better Health Initiative, doing regularly scheduled weigh-ins makes goals more measurable and attainable. This, coupled with progress checks, making necessary diet and exercise adjustments are why Medifast center clients are so overwhelmingly successful.
People often forget that New Year’s is not the only time you can make a goal. While it is obviously the most popular, a fresh start can happen today. So if that New Year’s diet has been abandoned, the gym membership long forgotten, Medifast Weight Control Centers is here to help you. Call 888.687.5106 to restart the right way and receive up to $250 credit for whatever money you wasted on a failed weight loss resolution. It’s never too late!