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Will this be the year you finally acheive your New Year's Resolutions?

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Will this be the year you finally acheive your New Year's Resolutions?

When I think of "New Years Resolutions" I have to giggle a little, because they've become kind of a joke "so, did you make it past the 2nd of January? Ha ha ha!" But if you're SERIOUS about making a positive change in your life, it can be done… last January 1st I was in a size 20 jeans and today I'm sitting here in 10's, so it CAN be done!  Here are a few tips to get there this time, whether it's weight loss, quitting smoking, getting your debt under control… whatever YOU want:



  • Don't set an unrealistic goal that is impossible to achieve, you'll just get frustrated and quit
  • Find someone that has already achieved what you want to do and follow what they did
  • Find a friend that has the same goals as you and buddy up to tackle it together
  • Tell the world what you're doing… Facebook, a blog, whatever!  Then you have some accountability (see www.AndysChallenge.com)
  • Make sure it's something that you'll KNOW when you've achieved it, example: "I'll get in a size 10 by November" not "I'll lose weight"
  • Plan a reward when you hit it… I've set a goal for January 31st and I'm not buying any clothes until I hit it! (reward doesn't have to cost money… get creative!)
  • "Burn your boats" as clothes got too big, I donated them so I can't put the weight back on (I wouldn't have anything to wear!)


Hope this sparks something in YOUR life this year!



Cynthia Larsen
Cotati, CA
Independent Broker In Sonoma County, CA

Andy - what a great achievement, you look fantastic! I'm putting together some goals right now, so this post was very timely ... thanks!

Dec 19, 2011 02:39 AM
Mike Schneider
10 YRS with Active Rain ! - Lake in the Hills, IL

I watched the "Biggest Loser" the other day,,,and it brought tears of joy! I'm in my 60's and still trying to figure what i want to be "When I grow Up"....so many options life has to offer and we realize we're really in control of it all.....congratulations for achieving your goal..im sure youre proud , more confident and healthier both physically and emotionally. Youre an inspiration to others who are just starting out with the plan to change in 2012....good pointers........I happen to be one of those Im talking about !

Best wishes for continued success....and thanks for sharing !  You earned it.


Dec 19, 2011 02:46 AM
Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections
IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581 - Canton, GA
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I like the benchmarks you have set regarding your weight loss. Never thought about being more specific and actually naming a size that I would aspire to be... good info!

Dec 19, 2011 05:02 AM