New Years ResolutionsThe New Year of 2009 is right around the corner, depending on where you are at in the world, and it’s that big ‘ole time of year when millions will make a New Years Resolution to lose weight.

A few may stick with it, just like a few in the past have done, but for the most part the majority will drop off after a few weeks or a month or so.

New Years Resolutions – Why Do It?

I’m not saying that it’s “wrong” to make a New Years Resolution, however whether or not it will be effective for you is a different matter.

Now if you are truly inspired (hey, inspired…In Spirit… get it? 😉 ) from the inside because something is moving you to take action now to get healthy and fit and lose weight, then that is a totally different story. If New Years is bringing about this inspiration from your inside and it feels easy and effortless for you, then by all means go for it!

If on the other hand you are making a New Years Resolution to lose weight because you are forcing yourself to take action, thinking that the change of a date will “make you” stick to your resolution, then you could be setting yourself up for a bout of self-criticizm when you don’t follow through.

But why wouldn’t you follow through, you ask? Because you’re forcing yourself to take action – this is not inspiration, it’s not coming from spirit, from within you, but is coming from your head, your intellect.

If you force yourself to make a resolution to lose weight, making this resolution with your intellect (your head only) while your heart, spirit, and emotions are not on board, then you’ll set yourself up to fight that infamous “battle of the bulge”. Now I don’t know about you but hey, it’s not fun to fight and struggle to lose weight! I’ve been there, I’ve done that, and it’s not the kind of fun process that I want to be on in my journey of health and fitness.

If You’re Inspired and In-Spirit…

So if you’ve decided to set a New Year’s Resolution to lose weight my wish for you is that you’re going with the flow of inspiration and that it feels easy and effortless for you to set that resolution, and that it feels easy and effortless to follow through and lose weight.

Allow yourself to Shine On is 2009 and make it the most fun, fit, healthy, tremendous year for yourself to date. Have Fun With It – Have Fun with life while you’re losing weight! 🙂

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