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NEW YEAR TO A NEW YOU—IN JUST 6 WEEKS!

If you are planning to make a New Year's resolution, you are planning to fail unless you check out these strategies!



HAPPY NEW YEAR!  A New Year to a New You—Although I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions, I do believe in goal setting to create a positive habit.  What do I mean by this?  When it comes to the New Year, everyone wants
to completely change the way they live. For example, many decide they want a complete OVERHAUL of their lifestyle:  wake up extra early to
workout, eliminate sugar from their diet, and add more veggies to each
meal.  Well, six weeks later all has been forgotten because it was too much change at once.  We love the idea of a complete overhaul, a
"makeover" or a fresh start, don't we? :) Unfortunately, most times
they don't work for long term success. Why? Because long-term success is built on HABITS.   And when we overhaul our entire lifestyle, we end up failing
at all of them because we've not giving them time to become habits. So how can
we make changes successfully?  Create a list of four things you would like to accomplish in the long term.  Now, choose one item to focus your attention
for the next six weeks.   For some people the focus might be on nutrition such as to start eating breakfast every day or to switch from sandwiches to salads at lunch.  For others, fitness might be the goal. Add to your calendar the time you will start your workout just as if it an appointment that you must keep. 
Studies show that for real change to occur and become a habit, it
requires six weeks of focusing on one task. Make your list and focus on ONE SINGLE GOAL for the next six weeks.   Don’t be too hard on yourself because there will be times when you will fail to reach your goal each day.  Just stay focused and continue to make the necessary changes to be successful.   At this time next year, just think of all the new HABITS you have instilled!  Email me
with your fitness and nutrition goals for the New Year—I would love to hear
your progress!

For more information regarding nutrition, personal
training and coaching, check out SmartFitnessByLisa
with all NEW PROGRAMS.

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