Making New Years Resolutions You Will Actually Keep This Year
Let’s talk about staying healthy, losing weight, eating better and all those healthy new years resolutions you have for 2019.
Does it seem like the years fly by faster each year? Sometimes I can't believe how fast they go, and this year is no exception. We get wrapped up in life, work, family and all the other stuff, and before we know it, we're making holiday plans again with our loved ones.
Same goes for Healthy New Year's Resolutions.
Does this sound familiar? We proudly proclaim them at the beginning of each year with the best of intentions. We really mean to accomplish them, but nearly all of them fall flat before Spring even hits.
The statistics for gym drop off rates in January alone is staggering.
There are many reasons why this happens. To stick with your resolutions, you’ve got to be realistic about your goals. Here are some tips for creating resolutions you’ll actually keep so that when New Year’s rolls around again, you can try making a new resolution instead of the same ones year after year.
Here are my 5 Best Recommendations for a Healthy New Year!
1. Set up a reward
Whatever you’ve decided, be it weight loss or quitting smoking or even both, you’re more likely to make a positive change in your behavior if you have a reward waiting down the line. Just make sure the reward itself is a healthy one! Maybe a new book, new outfit, new yoga mat or something like that …not a cupcake ;-)
Make your goals manageable, also. Saying that you just want to lose weight has no direction which is why this goal always fizzles out. Make checkpoints along the way if you're going to see those results, and make those rewards unrelated to food.
2. Pair up with your pals
Getting together with friends to better yourselves is an excellent way to build up your new good habits. Whether it’s taking a class together at the gym or learning a new craft like painting or pottery, teaming up with your friends will make it much more likely you won’t give up on your goals.
You can keep each other motivated on hard days, and give each other a reason to keep going. Plus celebrating with a friend after you reach your goals will make it even more fun!
3. Keep a written record
Writing down your resolutions makes it more front and center in your mind. In fact, starting a journal around your resolutions is highly recommended. You can write what you’ve done each day to get to that goal.
It gives you some accountability as well, when it’s written down, it’s more likely to get done.
4. Dissect your resolutions into tangible goals
If you’re serious about achieving your resolutions, write them out. Then, dissect them into what you’re going to do to get there.
So, if your goal is to lose 50 pounds, write down what you’re going to do to get there on a daily basis. You can commit to 15 minutes of exercise per day to start and then increase it at a checkpoint. You can also commit to swapping out some unhealthy items every week.
Doing it this way will help you make the changes you want to see.
5. Share your resolutions
If you really want to succeed, tell your friends and family about your resolutions. You will find support and possibly teammates to take along for the journey.
Don’t let another year of unresolved resolutions fly by. Make 2019 your year, it’s entirely within your reach. What are you excited about in the new year?
Comment below and let me know, I’d love to hear from you.
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Gaylene Gomez, NNCP, C.H.N.
A little bit about me! I'm Gaylene, a Holistic Nutrition Coach for women. I work with busy, professional women to help them learn about healthy, simple lifestyle changes they can easily implement to reduce belly bloat, lose weight and get through their day with sustained energy. My clients are committed to their health and excited to learn about healthy eating and natural living. I feel proud of them for taking charge of their health and I'm so lucky to work with these amazing women.
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