How can I keep my “lose weight” resolution?

    Published: 06-16-2009
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    Gary Ryan Blair, The Goals Guy, discusses how you can keep your resolution to lose weight.

    Gary Ryan Blair

    Gary is the President of The GoalsGuy Learning Systems, a highly focused training organization whose mission is to help their clients build and sustain superior performance. They accomplish this objective by helping their clients increase their sense of direction, confidence, and capability in all areas of their personal and professional life.

    Gary believes passionately in the enormous, untapped potential that resides within each person and is committed to providing individuals and corporations with tools of knowledge and skill they can use to unlock this potential. He has developed an entire library of world-class training programs, books and learning resources like the Personal Strategic Plan that are designed to make the heart sing, the mind expand and the spirit soar!

    To support his belief in the importance of goal setting and focus, Gary has established and sponsored two nationally recognized events: Youth Goals Education Week, a unique opportunity for kids and teens to learn about goal setting and its influence on their future, and New Year's Resolutions Week, an insightful series of activities designed to encourage people to set goals for their lives.

    Gary believes that life will not go according to plan, if you do not have a plan. He shares this belief and his unique strategies with school systems and companies around the world such as IBM, NASA, General Electric, Federal Express, Ford and many others.

    In addition to The GoalsGuy, Gary has created the wildly successful got goals?® campaign. It's mission is to inspire people to Be More, Do More and to ultimately Have More from life.

    His personal philosophy can be summarized into two words: Everything Counts!™ He believes in sweating the small stuff, and teaches that every action, word and thought either moves you toward or away from your goals, mission and ultimate legacy; that every moment offers an opportunity for advancement or retreat.

    When Gary speaks and writes, he does so from the heart, with warmth and humor. His unique gift is to speak to an audience and communicate with the heart of each person as if they were alone having an important, intimate conversation. A polished storyteller, he has a way of making the seemingly complex, easy to understand.

    Gary, his wife Erika, son Ryan, and daughter Libby live in Tampa, Florida with their two wonder-dogs Beefcake and Pork chop.

    Host: How can I keep my lose weight resolution?

    Gary Ryan Blair: In order for you to keep your lose weight resolution you need to deploy a number of different strategies, but a very important one and useful one you could apply immediately is the divide and conquer process. I believe, you take the larger resolution of, to say, losing 20 pounds within a given period of time, then you break it down into a series of smaller resolutions.

    So, the same way that we would say on and off, black and white, this or that, what you do is you break this down into a series of smaller resolutions. I resolve to drink water instead of soda; I resolve to get up earlier at 6:00 rather than 7:00; I resolve to eat fruits and vegetables rather than sugar and Twinkies or something along those lines; I resolve to stop eating after 7:00 rather than after midnight; I resolve to do this. So what you want do is you want to take your behavior or everything that you are doing and look at all the things that have been preventing you and that s a good technique when I talk about preventive maintenances.

    Sometimes, in order for us to achieve a resolution we have to look at the very things that prevent us from going there and it's not the negative, it's a very wise perspective. So you ask, what are all the things that would possibly prevent me from achieving the 20 pound weight loss. It's a very good question. Then what you do is you go about answering that question? Well, again it s the sugar, it s the late night; it s the sodas instead of water and everything else and you create a personal resolution against each individual one of those and as you look at those and put them together in totality, you got yourself a nice solid game plan. It s a real, smart way to approach it.