Once you're in shape for swimsuit season and you look and feel great, you'll have more incentive to stick with your new habits and avoid banking extra pounds over the next year. Here are a few things to remember.
- Small steps lead to big changes.
- Take on weight loss one pound at a time. That way you won't feel overwhelmed trying to lose 10 or 15 pounds as a single-step task.
- Keep your calorie "account" in balance with exercise all year. Did you enjoy enough activity today? If in doubt--walk it out. Look at walks as good "exercise insurance."
Finally, before embarking on any weight-loss or exercise endeavor, be sure to see your family physician for a clean bill of health.