Let's face it... Every year so many of us make resolutions only to have gave up on them by two weeks in.
And hey, I am not judging, because the Good Lord knows that I have definitely been one to do just that. :/
Giving up on our resolutions has just been to easy so far, because they have been goals that have been set by us for us, and we know that we are the only ones who will be disappointed if we fail at them.
I am not here to guilt you into continuing on to your goals. Okay so maybe I want to encourage, but most definitely not in a bad way.
Sometimes the goals we set for ourselves are hard and take longterm commitment. Losing weight, for example, is a loonnnnnggggggg term goal, that takes a lot of sweat and sacrifice, because lets face it, short of a miracle or a health issue, no one ever kept doing the same exact things, like gorging on cheesecake (guilty :/), to succeed in it. When you want it, you have to go for it. The good news is that you don't have to do the same thing everyone else is doing (well except for dropping soda, which is by far one of the largest weight gain contributors). You can set small goals for yourself, that lead up to one big goal. For example, if you want to eventually be working out five days a week for an hour a day (I mean not this girl but maybe you do), then you could start out at three days a week for fifteen minutes. If we were to jump into that five days a week regimen right out of the gate, most of us would burn out fairly quickly and we would be done with the gasping for air, and muscles aches and burns, and lets not mention jumping on the scale to see that for some reason we only dropped a pound (grrrr...). So you take it at the speed you need to for that longterm life change, and don't worry about what everyone else is doing. By the way, I have found that when I disappoint myself, it is way more soul crushing, then when I disappoint someone else. Which don't get me wrong, neither one of them is a cake walk. :O
I just want to say...
If you are still working towards your resolutions then you won the first battle, and I am so proud of you. :)
If not, now is a great time to strategize, and start with a new more reasonable plan to reach your goals. :)
If you read my resolutions blog post then you know I decided to break my resolutions into two parts... personal and professional!
On the personal front, I am sticking to my goals, however I had to rethink some of them, because even with a thirty minute workout, most days, I was barely reaching 12,000 steps. My goal is now to take 10,000 steps a day, with or without a workout. And I am really struggling to drink so much water... Coca Cola I miss you!
Still a wonderfully healthy and a completely realistic goal to assist in my journey to lose weight.
Another one of my goals is to find my lovely foster doggies amazing forever homes this year, and while we may have not made much progress with that, we will continue to take steps forward, and I have no doubt that for the rest of these babies lives they will be loved and cared for. :)
I set my professional goals so that no matter how hard I worked I could always do better. I am not one to plateau, and I must say just having the goals has really been a help in getting me to continue improving. :D
I am a perfectionist, which can be a curse or a blessing. <3