It’s almost the time for the dreaded new years resolution.
I am not a believer in “new year’s resolutions”. I AM a believer in having goals and striving to achieve them, but I don’t like the mindset behind the “resolutions”.
I recently read and article from one of my favorite fitness magazines Oxygen, and it gave me a new perspective on changing the resolution mindset. Before you start setting yourself up to be disappointed or depressed on goals that you don’t think you an really achieve, think about what you have already done this year. What small achievements have you made to better your health this year?
Did you make it to the gym more often than before? Did you try a new group fitness or group training class? Did you do your first 5k walk or run? Did you start working with a trainer? How about switch out that soda for water more often? Or use olive oil and vinegar on your salad instead of other dressing? Maybe you added yoga or massage in your routine to help you de-stress.
Some of the things that I did this year were:
Switched out my morning and afternoon cup of coffee for tea!! This is HUGE! I love coffee!! But now I try to just drink it pre workout, and I actually have felt less tired.
Added dark chocolate to my life. Love this one! I now have a small piece of dark Chocolate instead of milk chocolate every once in a while when I am feeling sugar cravings. I also use cocoa in a hot drink with a little water, stevia and almond milk. Cocoa has some great benefits such as reducing blood glucose levels and improving mood.
I also did my first half marathon and mud race this year! I was very excited to do both of these. I don’t think a marathon will make the lost next year, but I am happy with a half!
One last thing I did this year was try to make sleep more of a priority. Now I said try- not that I did. But I was more aware of the fat that my body needs me to sleep more in order to be able to function at my best! I will be hitting this one hard next year!
So think of what you did this year to positively affect your life. And how you can make steps towards even more achievements next year.