Welcome back from the holidays! Have you made your resolutions yet? I don’t commit to a new resolution every year, but I often begin each January with a bit of “enough is enough”. No more being a couch potato! No more overeating!
So this first week is going to be about getting back into a healthy routine. I’m going to eat healthier and exercise more! YUP – there I’ve said it! Okay now what?
I’m sure each and everyone one of you are feeling a little similar (please, please feel the same lol)! I wish I had the secret recipe to a no-fail plan to get me on my way (boy would I be rich if I figured that one out!). But alas, there is no quick fix when it comes to fitness.
In addition to the challenge of fulfilling this year’s resolution, I’m battling a bit of the winter blahs! Baby it’s cold and dark outside and I find myself unmotivated after only a few days!
So how am I not only going to start, but remain on track as my willpower wanes? I’ve given it some thought. Here’s what I’m promising myself:
- Get in touch with my feelings! Yup I’m going to try to remember how I feel after a healthy meal and a bit of movement. I always feel good!
- Take it slow. I’ll try to add “easy” physical activity such as taking the stairs or a lunch time walk instead of worrying about getting to the gym.
- Be real. I’m not going to compare myself to anyone (especially not magazines). Bodies come in a variety of shapes and sizes (thank goodness).
- Everything in moderation. I’m going to enjoy a variety of foods and try to listen to my hunger cues.
- Be kind to myself. I’m going to cut myself some slack and forgive myself when needed.
- Have down time every day (even just for 15 minutes).
- Sleep. Days are so much better after a good night’s sleep!
- Find support. Having a cheerleader in your corner is a big factor when trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle.
- Be a good role model for my daughter. I influence her more than I could ever imagine with my words and actions.
I would love to hear what your resolutions are and how you make them work.
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