We all hate New Year’s resolutions!
Most people hate the idea of New Year’s Resolutions to the point that we won’t even discuss them. It is just a goal and to solve a problem that we have. That could be at any time of the year, not only on January 1st. What is supposed to be a positive change can trigger feelings of shame and guilt instead of hope and intended motivation. Often it overwhelms us instead of motivates us.
If you have a BIG PLAN to eat healthily and get in shape, by the 3rd day, we’re back in the fast-food drive–thru and didn’t move our body at all. Sometimes we should set smaller goals that we can accomplish and don’t seem overwhelming, but it begins to change our habits, and we get closer to our bigger goal. For example, instead of committing to “get in shape,” try committing to doing five push-ups or using the stairs. If someone wants to read more, that might mean reading one paragraph before bedtime. In the case of meditating, it might be taking three calming breaths first thing in the morning.
Make it so simple that you don’t have any reasonable excuse not to do it. Even if you’re busy, or sick, or tired, you can still do it. It’s hard to use the “I was too busy” excuse for not doing something that takes 1-2 minutes.
Setting micro-goals to reach your larger goal gives you a sense of success rather than failure.
We follow the Clean Start Weight Loss Program which is a combination of intermittent fasting and keto diet. It allows you to live your life without confinement tio certain recipes, meal kits, or meal replacements. It also allows you to socialize and go out to dinner. This 8-week program is changing lives and getting people back in the game of being healthy.