It’s March, already?
The month of January seemed to last a long time. February flew by. Now we welcome March! The third month of the year is coming in with a bang.
Welcome to Women’s History month. This month we celebrate International Women’s Day, shamrock shake season at McDonald’s, and best of all Spring is coming. Also, the end of this month will take us into Good Friday and Easter celebrations.
How are your New Year’s Resolutions going?
By now most people have started to abandon their resolutions. Gyms are starting to empty. Diets are falling off. People are losing motivation and plans are failing. Do you even remember what your resolutions are?
For the past couple years, I haven’t made any resolutions. I learned a long time ago that New Year’s resolutions just don’t work. You make resolutions like:
“I’m going to the gym every day.”
“I’m not going to eat anything but protein and veggies.”
“I will exercise 2 hours a day, 7 days a week.”
In my opinion, you are setting yourself up for failure. Especially when before January 1st you hadn’t been to the gym once, you ate any and everything, and you barely exercised 1 day for 30 minutes. Most resolutions are simply unreasonable.
Instead of making resolutions, I decided a couple of years ago that I would focus on making small gradual changes throughout the year. I have decided to incorporate healthy habits into my life and take the no stress approach to getting fit and healthy, and so far so good.
Changing habits last a lot longer than New Year’s resolutions. I encourage you to focus on making behavioral and lifestyle changes and gradually work your way towards your goal.
All you have to do is start. Whether you are trying to lose weight, write a book, launch your business, or create a blog, just start. By starting, you are taking steps in the direction of the changes you want to see in your life.
One day you will wake up and realize that all the changes you made over time have come together. Start and things will slowly begin to change. One day you will look back and remember you prayed to be where you are at that time.
So if you are one of those people who made New Year’s resolutions and has failed each one so far, I encourage you to sit down and create a life plan. Once you have your life plan, you can jot down the steps you need to take to reach your goals and work on implementing change day by day.
Change doesn’t happen overnight. Don’t get discouraged if things don’t work out as you plan. Adjust and keep moving.
No resolutions, just change.
If you have failed at your resolutions, how about taking a step back and breaking your resolution into smaller goals. Start with going to the gym a couple of days a week and progress over time. Gradually eliminate certain foods from your diet. Work on exercising 30 minutes a day a few times a week at first. Start little and build. Before you know it you will have made your “resolution” a lifestyle change. No resolutions, just change.
Be encouraged. You got this. It’s March 1st. Go on and celebrate. You made it to the third month of the year.
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Until Next Time,