How’s your New Year Resolutions coming along? By the middle of January, the average person has given up on their New Year Resolution. All your new goals for the new year, your intent to reach them, and all your excitement to get started have started to lose their appeal.
Every year, the #1 most popular New Year Resolution is to lose weight. To be honest, I’ve made that resolution countless times myself, I’ve joined gyms, only to go once. I’ve downloaded and printed the perfect “D” plan that was going to help me achieve my ideal weight, only to stop after a couple of weeks. Can you relate?
What is the first thing you think of when you hear “lose weight”?? That D word that instantly causes anxiety.
I want to encourage you to ditch the diet mentality this year. They’re almost always unsustainable, leave you feeling deprived and counting the days until the plan is over. Who can live happily like that long-term? Hardly anyone, which is precisely why these resolutions are short-lived and we resolve to try again next year. I have good news — it doesn’t have to be this way.
This year, resolve to find your perfect balance. Try a few of my favorite tips…
Balanced decisions. Resolve to make healthier decisions that make you feel great, not ones that make you miserable. It’s much more simple than following a strict plan and will leave you loving your new lifestyle. Following strict plans can leave you feeling deprived, which can lead to rebellion and that’s absolutely not what we want! Balanced decisions are far more beneficial and enjoyable long-term.
Simple changes over time. Instead of trying to do a complete overhaul of your life, start by making these smart, balanced decisions over time. Changing your habits and doing it slowly leads to creating healthier habits that last without overwhelm and confusion.
What’s one simple change you can start today?
Here’s one to try:
- Take your current body weight, divide by 2. Now drink in ounces that much water each day. So, if you weigh 150 lbs. you will drink 75 ounces of water today.
Step by Step. Start with one new healthy habit a week. With this method, you’re focusing on one thing that improves your health at a time as it becomes a part of your routine. For example, for your first week, focus on drinking enough water. Most people do not, and this is always a fabulous place to start. You’ll see and feel changes quickly, and you can move onto your second week with another small health goal to implement.
What are some of the most important aspects of your health you’d like to change?
Brainstorm some manageable steps to reach these goals and get to work!
You can begin new goals at any time of the year, not just on January 1st. If you’re not happy with your resolutions, sit down and develop healthy goals for yourself and your health. It’s never too late to get started in improving your health.
I’d love to chat with you about your health goals and how I may be of help to you reaching them. Accountability is a tremendous factor in achieving your goals, and I would be delighted to be by your side as you journey through this!
Step-by-step you can achieve your goals. This year I have set the goal to offer you the simplest methods to help you reach your goals. Each month you will have an opportunity to choose to join me and our awesome group as we get healthier this year.
If you haven’t become a member of my Facebook Group Healthy Living For Life, please join today. I’ll keep you updated on upcoming programs and challenges, share recipes, tips and tricks for achieving your health goals, and you’ll receive a monthly free gift. So, join us today and let’s get and stay healthy together.
Here’s to achieving your Goals this year.
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