Do you have a New Year’s resolution list? I do, and I find that in the past, it was an overwhelming prospect to try and maintain it for a month, let alone a year! So I’ve resolved to just make my resolutions a part of me, meaning I do them naturally without force, but with cheer and excitement. If I saw my resolutions as a task, part of my to do list, or something I was forcing myself to do, it would feel painstaking, laborious and just not fun at all.
Here are a few suggestions to help your resolutions stick:
- Start slow, start with what you can handle.
- Take each day as it comes; not every day will be your best, and that’s ok.
- Nurture yourself like you would something you love dearly that requires patience.
- Integrate them into your lifestyle.
- Find the joy in an aspect of the hard ones that seem to be a struggle.
- See the positive in everything (glass half full kind of thing).
There is comfort in knowing that the one thing you can control in life is yourself and the decisions you make.
At the top of the list for some is to get fit and stay fit. This one has been on my list consistantly for as long as I can remember, and will most likely remain on my list forever. My biggest pet peeve with the fitness industry is all the hype with greed as it’s driving force, and the result is people are sold a bill of goods that most likely ends up doing harm to the body.
Take it from me, I’ve been easily duped into believing there is only one way to get the body to a high performance state and no other, but that’s not true! In fact, I’ve suffered from repetitive stress injuries as result of consistenly doing one type of exercise over and over to the best of my ability. So my number one tip, is to always change it up; do something different every day or every other day.
Here are some more safety tips:
- Don’t over do it. Rest & recovery are vital to building strength & endurance without injury.
- Muscle soreness is good; joint pain, tension and tightness are not.
- Stretching is vital. Remind your body of where you’d like it to stay.
If you are trying to lose weight:
- Weight loss is 40% exercise and 60% eating habits and food choices.
- Consistency in both is vital.
- Be kind to yourself, and know that the journey may be longer for you than anticipated.
- Family history and geneology play a role in weight loss. It’s good to know what your body history is.
- Be safe. Consult a doctor if you are showing signs of deteriorated health.
Good Luck Everyone!! I know you’ll do well, and feel free to shoot me an email if you have any specific questions. email@example.com