The charming phrase (or practice) of “Eat Cake for Breakfast” is over. No more pizza. Limit the carbs. Work out at least 5 times a week. Maybe look into that gluten free stuff. And seriously limit the shopping.
Does this sound like you once a year? It definitely sounds like me. This IS me every January. Then February comes rolling around and I have kept up with my resolutions for about 2 weeks. If I’ve been really diligent. <sigh…>
Boom – that’s the problem. The lofty/unattainable/hard to monitor goals…the “Shoulda/Coulda/Woulda” that you do to yourself and the plummeting crash in February-ish in realizing you have not stuck with these goals.
After that crash comes a tad bit of beating yourself up for not reaching those (non-attainable) goals and then (sometimes) just completely giving up entirely on those goals. This is not a winning situation. Kinda depressing.
Try this instead:
Think about what you’d like to improve upon… then make a realistic and measurable goal for that. Check in with that goal every week to see how its going or what you need to adjust. If you don’t make milestones each week, no biggie. This is a process – not a marathon.
And remember that you are looking at the positive. Improvement upon yourself. Making positive change. Please don’t be hard on yourself with guilt if you don’t get there in record time. Each day is a baby step. As long as you take those baby steps each day… you are another step closer to reaching your goal.
Celebrate each baby step…each little success along the way.
Cheers to a fabulous 2016!!