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December 29.2022
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Weight Loss Journey in the New Year 

Starting a new year with a Weight Loss Journey gives you a fresh slate and an opportunity to start afresh to get in shape and lose that extra weight that you have put on partly due to the pandemic. For many people this means shedding their old habits and starting anew. New beginnings are exciting and inspirational but also daunting and challenging. Resolve to be better, do better, be happier, healthier and more productive than you were before. It’s time to kick-start your weight loss journey in 2023!  Here’s how you can kick-start a new weight loss journey starting today.

Losing Weight In Your Journey

Before we get into how you can kick-start a New Weight Loss Journey in 2023, we’ll start with being realistic. Being unrealistic is a surefire way to get frustrated, discouraged and ultimately unsuccessful. Sure, you’d like to be successful but it’s important to remain realistic.

For example, it’s unrealistic to expect that you’ll lose 20 pounds in a single month.

It’s also unrealistic to not be able to pig out one day because you’re feeling sad, frustrated, or angry.

Moreover, it’s unrealistic to expect to be able to have those cheat meals and meals of comfort more than once. Sure, you’d like to be able to do so but if you’re being realistic and being realistic about how long it’ll take you to get back to goal, then you’ll realize that it’s just not realistic.

Stay Motivated In Your Weight Loss Journey

One of the best ways to kick-start a new Weight Loss Journey in 2023 is to stay motivated. This can be difficult for many people. You see, if you become frustrated or disappointed you’re far more likely to give up than to keep on going.

If you stay motivated, you’ll find that it gets easier. You’ll find that you have more energy to continue when you’re motivated.

Motivated people find more ways to get things done.

Set Realistic Goals on Your Weight Loss Journey

When it comes to setting realistic goals for yourself, it’s important to keep it simple. Now, this doesn’t mean that you should set yourself up to fail but it is important to set realistic goals.

For example, if you’re trying to lose 20 pounds in 2023, then it makes sense that your 2023 weight loss goals, should be to lose 20 pounds. Setting weight loss goals that are too high or too low, is setting yourself up to fail.

There’s no point in setting a goal to lose 20 pounds if you really want to lose 40 pounds. You can’t set unrealistic goals for yourself.

Set SMART Goals on Your Weight Loss Journey

SMART goals are goals that are Specific.

You want to make sure that you set goals that are specific.

For example, if you’re trying to lose 20 pounds, then your goal should be to lose 10 pounds or more, 20 pounds in a month or a specific date.

Also, your goal should be Specific. You don’t want to just make a goal to be healthy. That’s going to be too general. You want to make sure that you set SMART goals that are specific.

Set Up For Success on Your Weight Loss Journey

There are a few things you can do to set yourself up for success. One of the best things you can do is to make a list of goals and write them down. You can write them down on a piece of paper or on your phone.

You can also make a Goal Board.

This is a board that you can use to keep track of your weight loss goals and track your progress.

You can also track your food. While you can’t actually keep an exact food log, you can track what you’re eating so that you don’t overindulge or under-indulge. This helps you stay on track and help you keep track of your progress.


Starting a new year is always an exciting time, but having a plan to stay healthy and lose weight is more important than ever.

In order to lose weight, you need to make healthy changes to your eating and exercise habits. If you don’t have a plan, you’re more likely to give up on your goals.

You can start your new year off with a healthy diet and exercise routine.

With a new year comes new opportunities, and a whole new year to reach your weight loss goals and get healthy.

Keep in mind that weight loss is a process, so don’t get discouraged if it doesn’t happen overnight. It’s also important to remember that it doesn’t matter how far you have to go, just as long as you’re going.



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