“New year, new me!”
You hear this phase over and over again as the year comes to a close — but how true is that? Are you really about to do a 180 and completely change the way you do things?
There’s no problem being motivated and wanting to change your current situation. In fact, it’s a great way to get you rolling and to change a couple things about your life you’ve been meaning to fix. For example, my resolution is to focus more on my health and fitness goals since I strayed away from them during the later part of this year. Specifically, it’s to track my macros and go to the gym 5x a week. To me, that’s pretty doable.
But does that mean come January 1st, I’m going to go crazy, do crossfit 2x a day, and only eat Paleo?
No. That’s neither sustainable nor enjoyable for me. In fact, it’s completely unreasonable.
Making an extreme change is almost pointless. The chances of sticking to something that crazy are slim to none. There will be no real change that will occur if I have one foot out the door before I’ve even started.
Focus on something small, and change it. We want ACTUAL changes here, not something that you promise doing January 1st but will fall off the wagon on the 2nd. Maybe give up soda for a little bit. Or stop eating fast food. Those two options aren’t too extreme, but they will keep you healthier.
In short, motivate yourself, but be realistic. There are plenty of chances to get back on track. New Years isn’t your only option to make an impact on your own life.
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