A New Way To Look At the New You

The ball has dropped, the confetti has been thrown and the noise makers have been retired for another year. Now is the time that people start thinking about a New Year’s resolution, and whatever that resolution happens to be, more often than not, it ends the same way. We start strong in January but by the time April comes around those resolutions are all but forgotten. Here are a few suggestions to help both ourselves and our members stay on track:

  • The first is to not try to change everything about yourself all at once. We have all built up our bad habits over time, so we need time to break these habits as well. So start with smaller, realistic goals. For instance if your goal is to get in better shape then start off by trying to make it to the gym three or four times a week instead of seven.

  • Next, don’t treat your resolution as a punishment or something that you are being forced to do. If your goal is to eat healthy and you like desserts try eating something else you enjoy, like yogurt, instead of not having anything at all.

  • If you would like to exercise more, change up your routine instead of doing the same thing day in and day out. Group classes are great for this plus you get the added benefit of group support.

  • Finally, try not to get down on yourself. Nobody is perfect and life will sometimes get in the way of your resolutions. The trick is to not just give up on them for a minor misstep. Maybe someone brought in donuts to the morning meeting and you ate three of them. Maybe you haven’t made it to the gym in a week because you were home with a sick child. It’s ok. Just resolve to keep pushing forward to achieve your goals. Here’s to a fantastic 2018!

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