Making New Year’s ResolutionsDecember 31, 2013
“My 2014 Resolution is…..”
“To eat right. To exercise. To drop 20 lbs. Etc, etc.” How many times have you made this kind of resolution? Be honest. How many of you have actually stuck with this kind of resolution? Be honest. While choosing a fitness/diet related resolution is wonderful, not many of us follow through with it. Why? We put too much pressure on ourselves. Let me explain…
Human beings need results right away. If we don’t fit into those skinny jeans by the end of next week, we get frustrated. We wonder why the juice cleanses didn’t work or the hours and hours on the treadmill didn’t do a darn thing. What happens next? We give up. We have a big ol’ pity party saying that we are just one of the unlucky people with a slow metabolism. Yes, I am talking to YOU!
Your journey to living a healthier life does not happen in a week. Heck, it doesn’t happen in a month! It takes us time to develop healthy habits. We need to train our brains to not even want the bad processed junk that we stuff in our faces. It takes time to feel guilty about missing a workout. It also takes time to create a schedule that we can stick to. I am here to tell you, though, that it IS possible.
Eating real foods and exercising is scientifically proven to give us energy and be the weight we are supposed to be. In terms of finding the time to work out, each and every one of us can find the time – wake up earlier, workout during your lunch break or head to the gym right after work. It’s funny how we always have time to watch TV or play on our iPads, isn’t it? It’s all prioritizing our time. If we want something bad enough, we will make it work.
Instead of bearing too much weight on you shoulders this New Years, be kind to yourself and start your journey to good health slow. Fitness is a journey, not a sprint!