Ah, it’s that time of year again. The holiday lights are shining bright, Jingle Bells is playing on the radio, the fire place is roaring, and maybe if you’re lucky you might see a snowflake fall from the sky. It’s the time of the year where we get to spend a little extra time with loved ones, and maybe indulge in a cookie or two. But once the holidays are done, most of us are rushing to ring in the New Year with high stakes promises. So this year we ask, how will you set and accomplish your New Year resolution? No worries, we’ve got some ideas on how to make and meet goals in 2019!
Nothing can crush a motivated spirit like chaos, so start your year right and get organized. Research whatever it is that your want to accomplish this year. Do you want to lose weight? Start investing your time in learning how the body ticks. Maybe a goal hasn’t been set yet, and that’s fine! One of the first steps to lasting change is preparing for a change. There’s still plenty of time to figure out a New Year resolution, why wait until last minute to pick one? Get out a notepad, and start writing down what you want to accomplish in the year to come!
Set Realistic Goals
One of the biggest struggles we see in clients, are those who plan too big. Now, don’t get us wrong, there’s nothing bad about big dreams, but remember not to loose focus of your daily accomplishments, or get too focused on future accomplishments that have yet to happen. Setting difficult goals for yourself makes achieving them that much harder. We suggest to start slow, and go day to day. Maybe you would like to lose a set amount of weight in 2019, and you will, but daily you can make small goals make the distance between the long term goal seem shorter. Often people decide that in order to find weight loss they must eat healthy 7-days a week, work out 5, and drink a gallon a water daily. We’re not saying not to do all of those things, but if you don’t already have that kind of schedule it might be hard to start and maintain one perfectly. Instead of making intense promises to yourself, check in with what’s realistic. If you work a 50 hour work week, start going to the gym one day a week, and first see how easy it is to go to the gym routinely before taking on an overwhelming new goal. Major changes will happen in time, but it takes baby goals to get there. Take the time to find what works best for you and your schedule!
Don’t Forget Self Love
Weight loss journeys are hard. It’s a constant battle between being finding ways to better yourself and steering away from being over critical. We all know we can be our own worst critic, so let’s take on this year by being our own biggest fan! Yes, aim to be strong and tell ourselves to eat healthy when we’re eyeing the holiday leftovers. But don’t give in to staring at the mirror and critiquing every last inch. Instead, congratulate yourself for all of your wins! During your weekly check in, remember to tell yourself how hard you worked, and congratulations for showing up for a weigh in. Take the second to breathe and de-stress. We shouldn’t always be so hard on ourselves, so take at least one moment of your day to find appreciation for what you’re doing!
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