Happy New Year! New Year, New Beginning, Right? Not So Fast. - January 8, 2014
Wednesday, January 08, 2014
People look forward to the new year with incredible hope and newfound tenacity. They make resolutions, join gyms, and hit the elliptical, Stair Master, and treadmill with an acolyte's zeal.
For most, this frenetic level of enthusiasm will last, perhaps, according to my gym, until mid-March, when they will quit and slink away. It was an impossible dream, or was it?
Statistics state that ninety-five percent of us will fail at this quest, ultimately. Some of us diehards know that the only thing that is keeping us from that oblivion is our connection to this community. No, this is not a paid advertisement for SparkPeople. It's truly the one thing that separates this company from its competitors.
But what about the successful ones? Those five-percenters? Success has been attained, and they are in full maintenance mode. And continuing to do it successfully. But, was it all one thought it would be? And here's the interesting part: Many expect that once that magic number appears on the scale, their whole lives will be incredibly transformed. Why wouldn't they? They did their due diligence, revised their whole thinking about food and exercise. The rest should follow, no? It's logical.
I won't add more, except to say read the link below ("What No One Tells You About Dramatic Weight Loss"). One person mentioned in the article is a former SP'er. She is now an award-winning photographer, and one of the people interviewed for the article. After you read it, tell me what you think. It's quite an eye opener.