As 2018 comes to a close, it’s time to think about making New Year’s resolutions for 2019. Each year, one of the most popular resolutions is to lose weight, but few people actually meet their final goal. The crowded gym becomes a quiet place after January. If you’re wondering how to keep your New Year’s weight loss resolution, UCHealth Medical Fitness has the program for you – FITbody.
At MedFit, we believe in promoting lifelong fitness, not quick weight loss. As you make resolutions and goals for the new year, set some new fitness goals, too. FITbody is one of our unique programs designed to help you lose weight and become a healthier you. Check out our weight loss resolution tips below and see how FITbody might be that missing aspect of your resolution.
4 Tips on How to Keep Your New Year’s Weight Loss Resolution
- Exercise well. It’s not enough to just add heavy lifting or daily running to your new routine. Although all exercise is good for your physical and mental health, not all exercise is created equal. If your focus is weight loss, your workout routine should be designed to help you meet that goal. When you’re looking to drop weight, it’s important to combine cardiovascular exercise with strength training. With FITbody, you’ll enter a 12 week structured program with workouts designed by our Fitness Specialist Teams to promote weight loss while building lean muscle.
- Keep track of your journey. If you get discouraged from weight loss easily, you’re not alone. It can be difficult to see so little progress in the beginning, and just that can be enough to make people give up. Instead, document your weight loss journey. Record your stats at the beginning and check in regularly. You’ll start to see progress as you look back, which will help you stay committed. If you need help figuring out what exactly you should keep track of, FITbody is a great program. It uses our InBody Scanner, which helps keep track of body composition, including BMI, muscle mass, intra/extracellular water, segmental analysis, and more.
- Eat right. The recipe for a successful diet is to make it a sustainable lifestyle change. If you go from eating fast food several times a week to only eating salads for lunch and dinner, the new diet won’t last long. Instead, plan nutrient-dense, healthy meals with flavors you enjoy. For example, if you hate salads, try a large side of cooked vegetables with each meal. For those who aren’t the best cooks or don’t have time to find recipes, FITbody gives you access to recipes created for weight loss by MedFit’s Registered Dietitian, Katie Kissane.
- Find someone to keep you accountable. Still asking how to keep your New Year’s weight loss resolution? It could be that you’re the type of person who benefits from the added accountability that a group environment provides. FITbody is a structured group program, and the program leaders offer incentive prizes when you reach certain checkpoints. And, if you’re the competitive type, there’s even Top Male and Female Transformation grand prizes at the end.
Make 2019 your year by learning how to keep your New Year’s weight loss resolution. With MedFit’s FITbody program, you’ll find a supportive group that’s all committed to weight loss. This structured program includes specialized workout routines, healthy recipes, and regular check-ins to keep you on the path to meeting your New Year’s resolution.