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New Year’s Resolution Challenge – My Fitness Pal

Continuing with the New Year and the topic of weight loss, has anyone tried My Fitness Pal? It is a free app and website that you can use to help track your nutrition and exercise.

Here at Moda I am coordinating a 10 week New Year’s Resolution Challenge that consists of 3 circuit training workouts a week. Each workout is just 30 minutes long. Along with the workouts we will also be tracking our exercise and nutrition using My Fitness Pal. This was our first week and I am feeling really motivated! Read More

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New Year’s Resolutions – Weight Watchers

Are you among the several millions of people that are hoping to lose weight this year? Every year this is among one of the top New Year’s Resolutions. When you look at the best diets for weight loss by U.S. News & World Report Weight Watchers has been at the top for many years.

Over the past 6 months I have been researching the Weight Watchers program myself. I’ve been a member for a couple of years (since my wedding preparation days) but it hasn’t been until I started coordinating Weight Watchers meetings at work that I fully immersed myself and followed the plan. Read More

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New Year’s Resolutions that Stickk

While many people are thinking about the holidays soon approaching, I can’t help but start brainstorming New Year’s Resolutions. Now before you start yelling, “not yet!” hear me out.

What if you had some sort of extrinsic motivation for this New Year’s goal? Meaning, what if someone were to pay you to keep your goal. Would you do it?

What if the tables were turned and they made you pay them say $10 each day you don’t meet your goal? Read More

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New Year’s Resolutions – 10 Steps to Success

Lose 5 pounds this year? Spend more time with your family? Find a new job? Millions of people make New Year’s resolutions, but relatively few are successful in keeping them. This is evidenced by a 2007 study conducted by British psychologist Richard Wiseman who found that 88% of all resolutions end in failure. Not surprisingly, very little research has been published on the reasons why people are successful or unsuccessful with keeping New Year’s resolutions. However, that hasn’t kept a number of pundits from offering suggestions on improving your likelihood of success. The following are some of the most practical recommendations that I have come across:

  1. Make one resolution only. Don’t make the mistake of trying to achieve too much. For example, it makes little sense to try to quit smoking and lose weight at the same time. This is a formula for failure.
  2. Be as specific as possible. Instead of saying, you want to lose weight, aim for a specific amount of weight (e.g. one pound) each week. Read More