How to stick to your New Year's resolutions
Happy New Year! I hope you had a great New Year's! I didn't even make it until midnight, lol. I'm so jet lagged. The jet lag has been really bad for me going both ways. I haven't been able to stay up till a normal time, and I wake up super early. I woke up at 1am today and wasn't able to fall back asleep, but I also went to bed at 8pm. I'm hoping to get back to normal soon!
Did you make any New Year's resolutions? I've been so busy, so didn't really give it much thought. I just have a more general resolution to feel my best and get in really good shape. I had already planned to heal my gut, and I started a gut healing cleanse today.
The beginning of the new year is always a great time to start fresh and get back on track. This is the time of the year when the gyms are packed and tons of people have set the goal that this is going to be the year that they reach all of their weight loss/health goals. But, sadly, many of those people won’t reach their goals, and they will fall off the wagon soon after the New Year. Many times people will set goals that are unrealistic, causing them to give up after only a short time.
So, what can you do so that you do reach your goals?
Set smaller, attainable goals instead of bigger goals that are unrealistic. Nothing happens overnight. You are actually going to have to work to reach your health goals. It should be a lifestyle change, and not just a quick fix. By setting smaller goals, you will be more likely to stick to whatever your plan to reach your goal may be. You can have an overall goal in mind, but having smaller goals to work towards, and reevaluating your progress, will make it more likely that you won’t quit.
Set S.M.A.R.T. (S= Specific, M = measurable, A = attainable, R= realistic, T = time bound) goals. For example: “I am going to work out 5 days per week for 3 weeks.” (instead of saying “I am going to work out more.”) or “I am going to eat at least 1 serving of fruits or vegetables with each of my meals for 5 out of 7 days for the next 3 weeks.” (instead of saying “I am going to eat more fruits and vegetables.”) When your goal is measurable, you will have a way to evaluate your progress.
Write your goals down. If you write them down and put them somewhere where you will be reminded of them every day, you will be less likely to forget about them.
Don’t punish yourself if you don’t reach them. Everyone makes mistakes, and punishing yourself isn’t going to make anything better. You may have been expecting too much from yourself, or you may have burnt yourself out. Instead, reevaluate your goals and make a new goal or think of a new way to reach your overall goal, and start over. And, think of a reward to give yourself when you do reach your goal, such as a new shirt, a trip, or something else that you really want. Just make sure it isn’t something that is going to set your goals back.
If you have any digestive issues - bloating, IBS, etc., I will be offering a few different programs that can help with that, but will have more on that later. i will also have my New Year, New You Cleans available soon!
I hope this helps!