Last night before we went a New Year’s Celebration, I asked my four children what their resolution would be. They started with lofty, highly general goals like I’m going to eat healthy or I’m going to bed early every night.
While they brainstormed, I kept directing them to a more specific resolution. Finally, we came up with one that is entirely doable: before we go to bed each night and when we first wake up, we’re going to express gratitude for something. It could be gratitude for just waking up, for the snow that’s falling, or for a friendship. It only takes 30 seconds at most and it’s done.
Did you know that 38% of New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight, but within only a few weeks, 55% are broken and back to old patterns?
The reason for the high failure rate is that the diet plan we implement is too ambitious and, therefore, NOT sustainable.
The key is to create a diet that works for our body types and life style and to start off with small, achievable steps.
For example, for people who don’t like their veggies, a good resolution would be: each day I’m going to eat one portion of greens.
For someone who loves animal protein, the resolution may be to cut meat down to two times per week.
What are you waiting for to feel your absolute best!