Friday, January 7, 2011

How’s your New Year’s Resolution?

By Guest Blogger: Jeannie Keating of Jeannie's Gym Journey 

Note: Scroll to the bottom of this post to see the winner of this week's giveaway.

Okay, it’s now Day 7 of 2011. How’s your New Year’s Resolution going? 
If you are on track – congrats and keep up the good work!

However, if you’ve already fallen off the New Year’s band wagon, than you are among the 25% of all resolution makers that quit after the first week. 
But why not start again? There are no rules or New Year Resolution police.

Start again.

If you are a little embarrassed that you vowed to make 2011 “the year” you lost weight and by January 3rd you … well… ate “just a couple” of cookies that turned into fifteen.  And the witness of your misdeed, “the critic,” (Yes, we all have one) was all too happy to give you the “I told you so” look, so what?  Remember…

"It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."
-- Theodore Roosevelt
"Citizenship in a Republic,"
Speech at the Sorbonne, Paris, April 23, 1910

Start again.  

The journey of weight loss is full of screw ups and you are not alone. Forgive yourself, learn and move on but don’t let “the critic” encourage you to give up.

Never give in, never give in, never; never; never; never- - in nothing, great or small, large or petty -- never give in except to convictions of honor and good sense.”
-- Winston Churchill
Start again.  

Believe in yourself! And remember your Indiana’s Family of Farmers grows the meats, vegetables and fruit to provide you fresh as well as clean and lean nutrient sources of protein, carbohydrates and fats you need for a healthy and sustainable lifestyle. Need more nutrition ideas? Don’t diet

Before I go, I want you to meet someone who succeeded in this weight loss journey, my friend and client Kim Young.

She began her weight loss journey January 1, 2010.

I was privileged to help her lose 70 pounds (Yes that is not a typo) from January till September 2010 when she competed in her first Figure Competition.

I would encourage you to read Kim’s story. Her story is an inspiration to not just someone who wants to lose weight, but anyone who wants to change their life. Frankly, she has always inspired me.

Start again. 

“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best of which you are capable.”
-- John Wooden

The winner of this week's giveaway is "in it to win it"...

Congrats tuttlem99! Here's to your year of change! Contact us at to claim your prize.

1 comment:

Four Ransom's said...

Very inspiring post! I have been on the weight loss bandwagon for 4 months now...and it is getting harder and harder to stay on track! Thanks for the motivation!