Winning at Losing

Investor’s Business Daily has compiled a 10-point list of traits of successful people in all walks of life. Here they are with a little tweaking to fit your goal to be healthier.

  1. How you think is everything. Be positive you will achieve your positively stated goals.  Surround yourself with supportive, positive people.
  2. Decide upon your goals. Write down your specific weight loss and fitness goals and a detailed plan to achieve them.
  3. Do it now. Goals are worthless without action. You’ll never finish the ½ marathon unless you put on the shoes and walk out the door.
  4. Learn something. How many calories are in a bagel? What should my training heart rate be? What is down dog?
  5. Persist. Never give up. Get back in the gym today, tomorrow and the day after…and do it again.
  6. Analyze details. Look back at your food logs and find out which foods make you feel best, keep you full and help you lose weight.
  7. Focus. Don’t let the donuts in the break room or the rain or the couch prevent you from losing the next five pounds.
  8. Don’t follow the leader. Don’t let the looks from your spouse, your mom or your lunch date stop you from ordering broiled chicken and steamed broccoli.
  9. Communicate. No one achieves success without others. Ask for advice. Provide support to others. Say thank you for the help you receive.
  10. Take responsibility for your actions. Accept responsibility for where you are now. Be honest in everything you do.
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