Invert Your Goals to Find All the Bad Habits You Should Avoid

By Eric Ravenscraft

Sometimes reaching a goal means adding new habits or learning a skill, but other times it simply means getting rid of some bad habits. If you want to identify what’s keeping you from your goal, invert it. Read more

6 Ways to Make Weight-Loss Stick

By Katina Granger

Weight loss is hard. After working so diligently to lose the pounds on a restrictive diet, the majority of people gain them right back and often gain more than they lost. What kind of diet guarantees weight loss for life? Read more

4 Steps to Developing Your Self-Discipline That You Can Start Today

By Nic Ferguson

Being honest, my biggest challenge is self-discipline — or lack of! And it’s an area I grow more aware of and want to challenge daily.

The trouble is, I find it hard to do what I say I want to do! For example, my intention was to write from 5.30am this morning, and guess what, it’s just gone 6am.

This isn’t uncommon for me and it gets on my nerves. Or rather, I should say, I get on my nerves. Self-discipline has been the biggest obstacle in the pursuit of my goals. Read more

Discover a New Routine

By Terry Daley

Unfortunately summer will soon be coming to an end. But the approach of fall is a time to think about what sort of routine you will “fall” back into. Why not take this opportunity to discover a whole new routine?

In order to succeed in sticking to a new routine or lifestyle habit, you should set yourself a goal to which you can be accountable. Make sure your goal is SMART: S-specific, M-measurable, A-action-oriented, R-realistic and T-timely. Read more

5 Ways to Increase Your Confidence and Achieve Success

By Charles D’Angelo

It’s a vicious circle. You lack success in some area, and that affects your self-confidence. Your lowered self-confidence means you are less likely to achieve success, and thus it continues.

This can be especially devastating when you are trying to lose weight. First, being overweight makes you more likely to have confidence issues. And chances are you’ve tried to lose weight before, perhaps dozens of times. Since you’re trying again, you may already feel like a failure. Read more

6 Mini Goals That Yield Big Results

By Alyssa Wells

Nothing beats the satisfaction of crossing items off your to-do list, but that’s not easy when you’ve set your sights on lofty goals like Lose 20 pounds or Spend an hour on the treadmill every morning. There’s nothing wrong with aiming high, but focusing on small steps along the way will help you stay on track and achieve the results you want. So add these six mini goals to your list. They’re easy to meet and will help you take big strides toward fitness and weight loss success. Read more

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