As 2011 comes to a close, the favorite American pastime of making New Year's resolutions begins. Many people approach a new year with a fresh perspective, renewed motivation and a promise to themselves (and maybe others) that this is the year they ____________ (fill in the blank- 1. Lose weight, 2. Find balance, 3. Help the baby/toddler finally kick the binky habit...)
However, it is never as easy as it seems. The first two weeks you are solid- you are rocking your new workout gear, are totally committed and excited about getting to the gym and cooking healthy meals at home. You even lose a few pounds and feel an extra pep in your step. Then life happens. The kids get sick. Your husband goes on a long business trip. It starts to rain for 2 weeks and you lose all motivation to leave the house. By the last week of January your cute workout
gear becomes your daily attire to Trader Joe's and you lose your gym membership card in a pile of Superbowl party invitations. You feel slightly guilty that you couldn't stay committed. But, life moves on and you tell yourself you'll
head back to the gym in April before you have to schlep the kids to their summertime swim playdates/beach outings/swim lessons.
Sound familiar? You have to set goals for your fitness achievements and motivate yourself some days or weeks.
Here are some tips for setting realistic resolutions and sticking to them. These tips extend past just getting in shape or losing weight. These are just good tips to help you meet your own personal goal. Make 2012 your year to finally __________ (you fill in the blank!).
2012 can be your year to shine! Give yourself a chance to succeed!
Cape Cod Moms