I have mixed feelings about New Year's resolutions. Every year at about this time all you see, hear and read about are people making the big three New Year resolutions: more money, quit smoking, and to lose weight.
The holidays have arrived.
That means lights are up in my neighborhood, decorations are up at work and there's a half empty Christmas tree box in my living room.
That also means that we're at the time of year where most people gain 5 to 10 pounds over the few weeks. With all the parties, special meals and edible gifts, weight gain is pretty much inevitable...right?
Far too often fitness is presented as complicated and confusing.
Nothing could be farther from the truth.
Being fit comes from building healthy habits and sticking with them on most days.
Certain foods are powerful (I'm looking at you pizza and chocolate.)
They cast a spell over the most well-meaning dieter, and cause logical people to overeat until their sides hurt.
They occupy your thoughts to the point of obsession as you try to ignore a plate of sweets.
And when it's all said and done, they accumulate on your body in the most obtrusive way as a result of dozens of unused calories.
Why does food hold such power? And, most importantly, how can you control your eating?
Find out below.
How many of you struggle with "making time"?
It's one of the things I hear most often from coaching clients (and potential ones).
"I'm super busy. I don't have time to eat right or exercise."
Whose fault is it that you're out of shape?
If you go by what you hear in diet ads then you believe that it's anyone's fault but yours. The big diet companies think that if they put the blame on you, then you wouldn't buy their bogus pills. So they put the blame on your cortisol levels, your modern diet (i.e. fast food), or your busy schedule. But let's be honest, where you are today is based on a lifetime of decisions that has lead you to where you are today. Good or bad, you're the result of your decisions.
Have you ever acted against your better judgment? Ummmm, of course you have. We all have. Sometimes you do things that you later regret. And this keeps you from achieving that lean, healthy, sexy body that you want.
It happened to me, and chances are it's happened to you too. That moment when you realize that it's time to do something about your weight.
Coach George here!