Happy “Ditch Your Resolutions Day.”
Yup…it’s actually a thing. January 17th is the day set aside for all you well-intentioned resolution makers to throw in the towel and forget that those last 17 painful, uncomfortable and deprived days.
Too bad…science says it takes 21 days to create a new habit or break an old one…you are so close!! But, why put off till tomorrow when you can ditch your resolutions today.
I’m not much of a resolution setter as much as I’m a reflective person. I look back at the last year, figure out what I liked, didn’t like. What I want more of, what I want less of and I go from there.
I’m actually against New Year fitness resolutions. Who wants to decide that January 1 is a great day to start getting healthy? The gyms are packed!
Everyone involved in the shady side fitness industry is launching their new, “NEVER BEEN SEEN BEFORE WEIGHT LOSS MIRACLE POTION”…no thanks.
Worse, that kind of stuff kills the information stream of the legitimate fitness pros that actually offer solid programs based on science and facts.
STICK WITH IT
If you did make a fitness resolution…just keep going! Don’t quit….even if it’s hard. As the quote has been attributed to Winston Churchill says, “If you’re going through hell, just keep going!” It will get better, easier. Hell is no place to stop! STICK WITH IT
Remember why you decided to make the resolution. Get healthy, get fit, lose weight, lose fat, get sexy? It doesn’t matter why you made it…STICK WITH IT! You had to want to change fro some reason so keep going.
Don’t expect to be perfect…just aim for it. You’re going to make mistakes, give in to cravings, miss a workout but that’s no biggie! Those are speed bumps…they slow you down, but they don’t stop you. STICK WITH IT!
IT’S A LIFESTYLE
Let’s say you buy a lottery ticket and tomorrow morning you wake up to find out you won 50 million dollars.
You would get rid of your old car for a new one. Probably get a new house or a second home in some amazing location. You would probably upgrade a lot of things in your life.
Would you refer to your new way of life in temporary terms?
Of course you wouldn’t…it would be your new lifestyle. Out with the old, in with the new. New thinking, new outlook, new priorities.
That’s what health and fitness improvements need to be seen as. Not a temporary change, but a new awesome lifestyle.
You wouldn’t cry over giving up your 7-year-old car for a new one so why would you need to go back to garbage food when you can have great food!
You’re giving yourself an awesome gift…improved health. You can do it, stick with it. Don’t ditch your resolutions. Leave that to someone who doesn’t care about their health.
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