Rather than concentrating on how much excess weight you want to lose this new year, focus on getting even better at something you already love or excel at. For example, if you’re an experienced runner, shortstop, goalie, swimmer, or cyclist, focus on eating better and gaining strength in areas that will help you improve your ability at that position.
Imagine, for example, if you were a goalie and saw the number of goals you allowed drop significantly. Or if you’re a baseball player and realized you could round the bases without getting winded. Or if you’re a cyclist who can now climb that big hill and keep going without having to stop to catch your breath.