Happy Monday! Every year, millions of people make resolutions to eat healthier, workout and lose weight. So people join gyms and spend tons of money on diet programs. The bad part is that more than 1/2 of the people who make resolutions fail….miserably! I think I stopped making resolutions when I had my first daughter 12 years ago. I quickly realized that I kept coming up with unrealistic expectations and was basically setting myself up to fall flat on my face.
Do you believe in making resolutions? Now I make mini-goals that I can actually meet. Last year I attempted (yes I said attempted) to do the 12-week Jamie Eason LiveFit Progam. I made it through 10 weeks and instead of beating myself up about it, I was proud of myself for actually even starting it! Instead of making this long list of resolutions, just make 1. Yep I said one! And don’t beat yourself up if you hit a bump in the road along the way. You can always pick yourself back up and start over. But what you don’t want to do is just say screw it all and just go back to your old habits that aren’t healthy. Experts say that it takes 21 days to break a habit. So if you are drinking soda by the case each day, know that it will take time to change that habit and drink more water.
Another way to keep to your resolution is to have accountability partners. If it wasn’t for the awesome Motivation Monday team I would just talk about wine and nails every week…LOL! This way I’m making sure that my actions speak louder than words and I’m doing what I suggest. During the Winter Break I ran into a lady from Zumba class and we both talked about how we hadn’t been in a few weeks. We both made a pact that we had to do better and would be back in class the following Monday.
So I believe our #1 resolution should simply “be more awesome than ast year”. So what will you do to be awesome this year?