To Lose Weight, go Public

Friday, December 30, 2016 10:58 PM

“There is only one thing that makes a dream impossible to achieve: the fear of failure.”    ―  Paulo Coelho    

Whatever your weight loss goals may be,you are much more likely to succeed if you are publicly committed. Social pressure can produce significant results if done in a fun and light-hearted manner. No one likes social disapproval. Our best work is often done when all eyes are watching and keeping us honest.

Here’s the challenge-  Find 3 organized walks or runs evenly spaced for proper preparation and then turn to social media.  Facebook it, tweet it and instagram it, just put it out there for all to see. Your goals are now public property! The encouragement from family, friends and strangers can be infectious. You are now fully committed. 

What you do in the next few months will hopefully become long term and life changing. An object in motion stays in motion unless acted upon by an outside force- Minimize the outside forces that prevent you from achieving your goals. Have fun and enjoy the new you!

Resources to help get you started:

1. Nashville Striders - Race Calendar 2014 

2. Hal Higdon Training Programs

By Mark Compton, PA-C