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Betting on weight loss, are the odds in your favor?

January 12th, 2012

I’m sure most people wouldn’t be surprised to hear that the majority of New Year’s resolutions end unsuccessfully. Now, don’t let that deter you from making them in the first place, but this year you might consider adding an element of accountability to that resolution.

In the article, “Bet You Can: Three Options for Wagering On Weight-Loss,” Elizabeth Nolan Brown discusses three ways to add some motivation and liability to your weight loss goals or resolutions.

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Brown recommends joining an online competition, making a financial deal with yourself or making a bet with a friend. Websites like, Stickk and are online options for helping you to stay on track, and to really keep up with your weight loss goals.

You set yourself for better chance of successfully shedding some pounds when you not only sacrifice those tasty treats, but also some pocket change or credibility with a friend.

For some short term options to help push you through a stagnant, plateau period, consider buying a new workout outfit that will make you exited to wear and sport at the gym. Also, adding a new fitness product to switch up your workouts might be the key to motivating you to push harder and get the most out your time in the weight room.

Not to toot our own horn (but TOOT TOOT), the SandBell is an unbeatable option when it comes to versatile, safe, dynamic and fun workout equipment. Even better, not only can the SandBell be used in any workout setting, but sign up for Hyper Training Lab weekly emails, and you’ll never run out of new and challenging exercise ideas.

So, push onward with your weight loss goals and make 2012 the year to finally resolve your resolutions!

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