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Health Resolutions in 2013: Three Critical Points of Focus

  By posted Dec 4th 2012
Healthy Living


In another 4 weeks or so this year will come to an end and another will begin. And I am sure that like most people, you too probably began 2012 with some physical goals and targets in mind. Whether it be getting back to your college weight, building enough muscles to fill your T shirts, getting your blood sugar finally under control, or any other fitness related goal that you wanted to achieve, you have had enough time during the year to achieve, or at least get very close to it. However if you have not, then don’t despair, you are not the only one. After all, they say that new year’s resolutions are made to be broken. Sure, that should not be a problem, but only if your goals meant nothing to you in the first place, and if that be the case, then in my opinion why bother making goals?

While the year is still not over, and unless you are only slightly behind your goals, it is unlikely that you will reach them in 2012. And if this is something that happens to you every year, then it is time that you got your act together to avoid failure in the future. Of course, I am not saying that you should not exercise for another day in the remaining few weeks this year, but you also need to take a day or two to analyze some mistakes that you are committing, that are holding you back. Upon analyzing you may come across reasons that you believe are holding you back, but be honest and ask yourself, how many of those were real reasons and not just some lame excuse. For eg not wanting to train because you would miss your favorite TV show is not acceptable, nor is eating a big serving of junk food because you were feeling too bored.

Once you have got the lame excuses sorted out, it is time to analyze your goals and your methods, and see if they were to blame or not. After all, you don’t want to be repeating the same mistakes again and again, do you? So let’s look at three factors that could be responsible:

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