Did you notice that I did not post a “New Years Resolution” post? And I have a very good reason for that - I don’t have any resolutions. Every.single.year. I would make Resolutions and then I’d FAIL. I’d get discouraged and then be worse off than when I started! I’d give up. And I’m never giving up again! I am going to stick to what I’ve been doing: (except for a few weeks months of sorta slacking off ) These are my 10 Ways to a Healthy New Year!
- eat healthy and clean 80%
- enjoy the other 20%
- move more
- drink water
- eat breakfast
- love myself enough
- find community
- push myself
- have faith
That’s not to say goals are not important, they are. 10 days ago, my size 20 jeans (that used to be too big for me) were so tight I couldn’t comfortably wear them. I could get them on, but not breath so well. I knew they didn’t look good, and I felt awful in them. I was pretty pissed. Then I thought: I am human, I make mistakes, and it’s not the end of the world. I remembered to Love Myself again, instead of talking down I forgave me and just started anew. Having been sick-ish for the past 3 weeks (or having sick kids) I wasn’t ready to go all out, but I WAS ready to forgive myself and start with small changes and healthy choices.
There were so many times in the past I’d make a mistake and just give up rather than own it and go on. No more. I am reminding myself that I have come SO far- Yes, my size 20 jeans were tight, but last year, my size 28 jeans were tight. Wow. I reminded myself how far I have come.
Yes, I have goals. Short term – I want my size 18 jeans to fit well again. Long term – to get to ONEderland- that is, to get under 200 pounds THIS year. I have NO DOUBT that I will reach both of those goals.
And this morning, I put on my size 20 jeans fresh out of the dryer, buttoned, zipped and wore them with no problem! Small steps….small victory but very real!
Have you made goals? What do you do if you get de-railed? How do you stay on track?