Each time the ball drops every year the next day we are filled with the desire to change. I don’t necessarily think that is a bad thing, for the most part it is positive. I think we also need to be very aware of why we are wanting to change and assess if New Years is the best time for it. Chances are you can start anew any month and keep it going for the year. So if January isn’t the time for you, don’t feel the need to waste 11 months just so you will have a fresh start. Make sure you are prepared for the task at hand. I feel like so many of the resolutions are weight loss so it is much easier for me to speak on those. If it is weight loss than make sure you are physically ready (get clearnence from your doctor), mentally ready (write down and figure out why you need this change and what you are afraid of), and emotionally. I can not explain to you how important this is. You are going to need a sounding board, and pick those people wisely. For one you need people who will not sugar coat things for you, as much as you may want them to at times. You need people who you are not afraid to open up to, some serious demons and self actualization happens here and you have to feel comfortable to open up to them. Lastly you need people who will workout with you who are on a higher level fitness regimen than you are. Having or knowing someone who has gone through the same struggle is very helpful too, they become a resource and your cheerleader. I imagine how different of a process this would have been if I would have had that. So if you are reading this and you need that, please don’t hesitate to contact me…I would be thrilled to help you through this.
Here are the basics, figure out why. Maybe you want to do this to get healthy, maybe you feel stuck in your life on the sidelines, maybe you are afraid of the medical tornado that is headed your way if you don’t change. Here is what I know from years of battling this demon. You cannot and will not do this for anyone but you. You cannot do it for a spouse, a parent, your kids, for a potential relationship. YOU are enough. Those people can inspire you and help you through it, but they can not be the prime reason you do this. I say this again….YOU ARE ENOUGH.
So make healthy goals, make a life change, and put one foot in front of the other and take this a day at a time. This is not a sprint it is a marathon. There are going to be hard days, days you would rather sink down into a hole and go back to old ways, but you can’t. You have to keep going and plugging away and one day you will make it. It will be the proudest and best moment of your life. The sense of accomplishment you will feel is indescribable and completely priceless. 🙂
That is all.I hope this serves you well.