Good Morning, Kansas City! Now that we’re mid-way through the month, it’s time for our new year’s resolution check in. We’re so blessed to have Connie on our team for your mid-month motivator today. As you know, Connie is our resident fitness guru here on the team and, like you, she’s got some lofty goals for the year. So come on it, let’s chat…
Mid-Month Motivator: New Year’s Resolution List Check In!
Resolution check in—how is it going?
Alright guys—how are we doing with our resolutions so far? It’s only a couple of weeks into the new year and I already find myself struggling to find motivation some days. January is hard for me.
I am happy to report that I have seen lots of new faces at both the gym I work out at and the gym I teach at. It appears that lots of people have made fitness resolutions and are sticking to them so far.
Me, on the other hand, not so much. Maybe I shouldn’t say that. I have been working on my resolutions, they just aren’t coming along as quickly as I had hoped. If you’re with me, maybe we can help each other out with a few tips.
Adjust your goals.
Maybe your resolution was to work out 5 days a week, but your schedule just isn’t allowing it. Perhaps cut it back to 4 days a week, but make sure that those workouts are a bit revved up and more challenging.
Write it down.
Write your resolution down in a notebook, and check in with yourself. If you have a day that is particularly rough, make note of why it was so challenging. Focus on what you can do to have better luck tomorrow. On the same note, write down your successes as well. If you had a particularly kick butt resolution day, make note. Maybe there are things about that day that you can carry over to others and continue kicking butt.
Change your resolution completely.
Sometimes we make resolutions because it’s what everyone else is doing, or because at that moment it seems like something that is really important to you, but turns out, it wasn’t really. The bottom line is, if you aren’t committed and invested in your resolution, you most likely won’t stick with it. So choose to make a change that you are invested in. Maybe make a resolution to find a hobby you are really passionate about. Try crafting or yoga or board games. Try knitting or baking or take a cooking class.
Change is hard—remember that.
Don’t give up. You can do it! You just have to decide that you are going to. Track everything and stay focused and try to remember why you started. Commit to making small adjustments that will get you closer to your goal. Add more veggies to your plate at dinner and less starch. Eat one more piece of fruit every day for a week. Remind yourself to make good choices every day.
The year has just begun—lets stay on track together.
From iFamily to Yours,