Resolution Gone Wrong: Lose Weight
We've read enough to know that numbers on a scale don't mean anything. But somehow that doesn't seem to matter on January 1, when we're more eager to drop 20 lbs than a Jillian Michaels makeover contestant. The problem, of course, is that muscles and metabolisms don't watch The Biggest Loser. The health risks and self-hatred that come when you assign your body a number are numerous…and crash dieting actually makes it harder to lose weight in the long run. Like the coke fiend you thought was so cool in college, this resolution seems like a rush, but it's really just a bad time.
Forget about "getting skinny" and get healthy instead. Resolve to hit the gym a few times a week, and schedule your workout sessions into your iCalendar as if they're work meetings or dinner dates. When you focus on the process instead of an imagined result, you'll actually get what you want: a better body, more energy, and a free pass through bikiniRead More »from The Five New Year's Resolutions You Should Never Make