Well, a big Happy New Year to everyone! I hope you have managed to enjoy some holiday down time and are geared up for a big 2016. Another key question I have for you is whether you have set your goals for 2016?
Goal setting and goal attainment is known to contribute to wellbeing and is a relatively easy way to make sure we are moving forward across a range of life domains whether it be health and fitness, career wise or financially. It is also known that outcome is significantly more likely when goals are clearly documented and reviewed regularly. So if you have not done so already it is time to jot down a few key goals you plan to work on in 2016 and make a time each week to review and reflect on the progress you are making. It is the easiest thing you can do each week to keep focused and motivated as you work towards living your best life!
Now speaking of goals for the new year, chances are a number of you have weight loss as one of your goals. In fact, weight loss is the most commonly cited health related goal individuals identify at the start of each year, yet few of us reach it. Why? Well, we do not achieve our weight loss related goals as weight loss is hard and requires constant work and commitment, most of the time. Often life takes over and any progress we have made is very quickly undone by the lure of good food and far less activity than we need.
Here’s the thing with weight loss. For it to be achieved and maintained, it requires a sustainable lifestyle approach that allows you to have a life, but to also build a baseline diet and exercise regime that is sustainable. So if weight loss is one of the goals you have for yourself this year, and you are looking for a sustainable program that is easy to follow, make sure you check out our newly rejigged Shape Me, by Susie Burrell weight loss program.
Shape Me, offers both a 30 day and 3 month approach depending on your weight loss goals (E.g, Are you looking to lose 3-5kg? Then a solid 30 day commitment may be all you need!), as well as it offers individualised dietary approaches so that you can adjust your meal plans based on your personal food and dietary preferences (gluten free, dairy free, vegetarian and more as well as taking out those foods you simply don’t like). Plus, you can include the option of ongoing support from a university qualified Dietitian with 15+ years experience to help tackle any nutrition concerns or to help you if you really struggle in the process of losing weight. The benefit of this compared to other online programs is that you can be tracked and monitored throughout your weight loss journey and can get as much out of the program as you want to put in. If it is not working, or if you have questions, you can contact me directly. Or if you simply want some meal and recipe inspiration, then you can select from over 600 of our simple but nutritionally balanced recipes. Oh and you easily access all of it on your mobile or tablet too!
So, if weight loss is your goal in 2016, before you rush out and buy the latest book on green juices and smoothies that promises you the world, or before you have to quit something to get where you want to go health wise, check out the new and improved Shape Me. You may be surprised that sustainable weight loss does not have to be difficult when you have the right tools and advice guiding you.