new years resolution

It’s 2016. You need motivation? No, what you need is discipline. 
IT’S TIME TO FOCUS.

Force yourself to do things. Force yourself to get up early, make your bed, go get ready, and go. Force yourself to make plans for the day, and follow through with all those plans.
Force yourself to get to class early so you can look over the material. Force yourself to pay attention in class and turn off your phone or at least put it on silent. Stop texting your friends and going on Instagram in class. You are wasting your time, so why even bother going to class if your are going to be distracted? Be selfish. Stop giving your time to people that do not matter. YOUR TIME IS SO SO PRECIOUS. STOP WASTING IT!

This is the most important thing that you can do right now, take care of you and your education. Stop being distracted by the world and it’s never ending problems. This is the time that you need to put toward yourself because you are the greatest investment of your life.

EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.

EVERYDAY is a chance to wake up and give your 150%.
EXHAUST yourself. That is the only way to give your all. At the end of the day, you should be exhausted from working so much, from reading so much, from exercising so much.
Don’t go home because you are tired. Do whatever you need to get done and don’t come home until it’s all done. Stay late at the library. You feel tired? Good. That is how you know you are giving it your best. Go to the gym, and give your work out your all.
When you go home, you should feel like you are drained. You should feel like you have nothing left to give because you gave it your all. Because then, you can be proud of yourself and everything you have achieved.
Giving it your all is what matters. Give your all every single day. Discipline your mind and your body and you will become successful.

You fall back one day? That is O.K., try the next day. You are human, so accept your mistakes. However, love yourself enough to know that you will never give up working on yourself and your dreams.
THIS IS IT. THIS IS YOUR LIFE. Right now, no matter what circumstances we are all in, is what matters. Take advantage of today. Write down your dreams and force yourself to work toward them, one day at a time. 
IT’S TIME TO FOCUS.
THIS is your year. This is your life. One day at a time baby. One day at a time. Go ahead and don’t stop.

My BIGGEST Tip for Those of You Starting a Fitness Regime for 2016

Do not have grand expectations for how you will look or how you will feel.
That may sound harsh, but trying to do too much at once is a huge way to end up giving up.
You can’t run a marathon without first running a 5k.
You can’t grow your legs, arms, and back like your physique idols in just a year when bodybuilders have been lifting and eating for it for many many years.
But,
You CAN try to go to the gym a couple times a week.
You CAN go on a run a couple mornings.
You CAN grab the weights for the first time.
You CAN swap one of your fast food meals for a home cooked one.
It will become a habit. But habits are not formed overnight. It’s SMALL CONSISTENT steps that will lead to HUGE change.
When I made my resolution in 2014, I ran 3 times a week. I gradually added in strength training. My runs got longer, my lifting became more common, and I was able to do more and more. Now, I lift 5-6 days a week and my physique is where it is due to every step I took. Not one way is better than another. Whatever YOU like right now is what will make you successful down the road.

5'6(169cm)
Before, January 2015: 190lb(86kg)
After, January 2016: 120lb(54kg)

I took the first picture last January. I hit my highest weight, 225lb, in June 2014 and had been losing slowly since then. I got to 180lb in autumn, but I had been drifting off my low calorie diet. I ate very small portions, mostly lean cuisines and weight watchers. It was hard to stick to, and I gained 10lb over the holidays.

So that January I made a New Years Resolution. I wanted to be healthy. Two ways I could do this were by quitting smoking and changing my diet. I wanted to lose weight, but I didn’t want to feel so deprived. I had grown up vegetarian and already loved fruits and vegetables, so I decided to go vegan in 2015. No more tasteless diet foods, I ate fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, and learned how to cook for myself. I always had a big salad for lunch, and I cut out processed foods. I also got a fitbit and made sure I hit my step target most days. I discovered a love of running as well, and I never thought I’d enjoy exercise so much!

I LOST 70LB(34kg) DURING MY VEGAN 2015!

If you are making a New Years Resolution to get healthy and lose weight, I recommend a strictly plant based diet. IT CHANGED MY LIFE!! Go vegan in 2016! Plant based diets are beautiful, wonderful, delicious, and I FEEL GREAT! Follow my journey at losinggain.tumblr.com

GOOD LUCK!!