New Year, New You
According to Psychology Today, about 50 percent of Americans will make a New Year's Resolution. Unfortunately by the following December, only eight percent will still be maintaining that resolution. Many factors come in to play which can set you up for success, or for disappointment.
Resolutions and goals are on our mind in January, but can start to dwindle within a few weeks if we have set unrealistic goals. The gyms are packed in January, and the produce aisle in the grocery store is a hot spot. But, muscle aches from that new workout that you enthusiastically tackled has you questioning your efforts to go back to the gym. And that restrictive diet just leads to cravings and hunger as our bodies betray our efforts for what it really needs, which is REAL food that is balanced.
Be kind to yourself! Like a marathon runner, pace yourself, keep your eye on the (realistic!) goal, and listen to your body. If you need a day of rest, then take it easy. If one day you indulge, it doesn't mean the end of your healthy diet plan. Think of eating as fueling your body. If your car ran out of gas, would you simply abandon it on the side of the road? No regrets! Just keep moving forward. It's a new day, and a new opportunity to make strides toward whatever goal you have set!