Two weeks into the New Year and I ask myself, where does time go? It seems the “older” I get the faster days, months, and years go by.
With a New Year upon us everyone is busy making their resolutions. The most popular being to “lose weight” and “get in better shape”. Then there are are career goals, things we want to accomplish in our lives and simple changes we want to make.
Well, I’m a firm believer in NOT making New Years resolutions. Now, don’t get me wrong. Like most people I definitely start the New Year thinking about all I want to do, accomplish and be.
All that said, I still don’t make resolutions as I consider my life a work in progress on a continual basis. What can I do today to make a difference? What can I do today to achieve my fitness goals? How can I spend more time with my family? You get where I’m going. Rome wasn’t built in a day!
My advice? When you wake up in the morning first be grateful for everything you have in your life. If it’s 50 pounds you want to lose, set up an action plan that makes sense! Do the research necessary to be successful! Join a group such as Weight Watchers to help you learn more about what, why and when to eat, as well as getting support from others. Move! Don’t just join a gym and then drop out 6 weeks later. Again, set up an action plan. Do you love to dance? Find out where you can take a Zumba class. In the meantime, dance in your living room!
Love cycling? Sign up for spinning. Want to work with a personal trainer? Interview them! Don’t just sign up with anyone. And lastly, don’t beat yourself up. If you made good decisions 80% of the day that’s success! Behaviors don’t change overnight.
It’s your life to live and no one else’s. Don’t worry about what anyone else is thinking. It’s not about them, it’s about you. Don’t be afraid!! Fear gets in the way! Run it over with a semi! Put one foot in front of the other. That’s all it takes! Believe in yourself and you can and will achieve anything you put your mind to.
So forget this, “New Year…New You” that I keep hearing about. Yes, it’s a New Year filled with New Adventures, New Journeys, New Challenges! You were awesome last year and you’re even more fabulous this year! Make it a great one my friends!