Happy New Year! This is a time of year when most Americans resolve to lose weight, manage debt/save money, get a better job, get fit, eat right, improve their marriage, better quality time with family, read the Bible, get a better education, drink less pop, drink less alcohol, quit smoking, reduce stress overall, take a trip, or volunteer to help others. Only 8% of people who make New Year’s resolutions actually follow through.
I believe in making small changes that you can live with forever. That’s why I came up with a little challenge called the 250/250 Challenge.
As part of my New Years resolutions, last night my focus was on playing with my daughter. Small step, but I felt that she appreciated the time that we were together a bit more than if I had just been sitting there distracted. I made dinner but took consistent beaks to sit with her and see what she was up to. At the time, she was working on a scrapbook of our family, which was very sweet and cute and yes, I’ll take some credit for this niceness as the byproduct of the “new” parenting.
I didn't make a resolution this year. Not yet anyway. It's not that I don't want to have any goals to TRY to stick to, but I just don't know what those goals should be. Every year I watch as friends make these broad crazy resolutions (usually regarding a fad diet or cutting out something that really doesn't need to be cut out) and a few weeks later all is forgotten.OOOHHH How about this idea? A facebook feature that every week does that Timehop thing back to January 1st, just to remind everyone what they said they'd do???
Post courtesy of Move More Fitness, LLCAre you making the same resolution year after year? How do you break that cycle and make it actually happen this time? Here are a few tips to help turn that corner in your mindset toward health and fitness and actually meet your goals rather than feeling discouraged and giving up.
Are resolutions good or are they bad? Is it good to set yourself up for failure? Do people really stick to resolutions at all? Here's what I think...I think we should never stop trying! Never, never never! I don't care how many times you fall flat on your face, just get right back up and do it again!
The top educators in the world list "Setting High Expectations" as a priority step to reaching great achievements: a belief that WONDERFUL THINGS ARE going to happen to you! From your first hot air balloon ride, to switching careers, to changing your health habits: aim high to reach high in your life. Once you set a high expectation, plan 1. Resources, 2. Timed Steps, and 3. Support to move from belief to reality.
Here we are again at the beginning of a New Year. What will you do to make this year count? I challenge you to join us at Personal Best “whole life warehouse” and commit to a holistic approach towards your health and wellness.
Are you making the same resolution year after year? How do you break that cycle and make it actually happen this time? Everyone’s heard the stats and probably experienced it themselves—New Year’s Resolutions are made with such conviction but so often abandoned within a few months. January is the big month for gym membership booms and by March there is no line for the treadmill anymore.