ExtraTV.com sat down with the coaches from “The Biggest Loser” to get their best tips and tricks for sticking with your 2015 goals.
Bob Harper encourages everyone to “challenge yourself to one thing for January.” For him, it’s no sugar. For others it might be no alcohol. If your goal involves working out, be realistic and commit to a routine that you can sustain. “That success is what will help you when February rolls around, and you are going to be more likely to stick with it.”
Jennifer Widerstrom has a similar philosophy, and also warns against biting off more than you can chew. “People think ‘I have to do five workouts a week.’ I don’t want people to set themselves up for failure.” She recommends starting with one or two days per week “then start to pepper in a third day.”
She added, “If it’s Friday and you haven’t worked out, then Saturday and Sunday you are working out, because Monday is a new week.”
Dolvett Quince says people shouldn’t wait until Jan. 1 (oops, there’s always next year!). “I tell people to start two weeks prior to the New Year… reduce your sugar intake, reduce your starch intake, your potatoes, your macaroni and cheese, bring that down to two percent. Then you walk into the New Year feeling lighter and more energetic.”
Jessie Pavelka recommends looking at the “whole end game from start to finish and where you are going to be, and get excited about that.”
He added, “Look at those small changes you can make along the way. What do you have to change to get there? Make one small change a day.”