I heard on the radio last week that the average American puts on 10 pounds between Thanksgiving and New Year. 10 pounds! That's a lot of weight.
Then today I read that it's 2 pounds during the same period. So it appears that the 'average' amount of weight gained is different depending on what you read. One thing's for sure though, none of the reports say that anyone loses weight through December.
Whatever situation you find yourself in at the beginning of 2010, I've got a few suggestions on how to shape up and get fit from now on. And these are really simple suggestions. They work, and they work for everyone.
So read on and start acting today.
Ditch the New Year Resolutions
One report says that 88% of adults make New year resolutions, the most popular one being to eat healthier. Only 20% will keep their resolution.
For 2010, forget New Year resolutions and changing everything today and focus instead on thinking about what will be different by the end of this month. This will take the pressure off and give you 31 days to see and feel a difference.
Write down what you want to be different by January 31st - healthy eating, fitness, living with less stress - and then take action every single day to make sure you get a result by the end of the month.
You'll be amazed at what you can achieve in 31 days.