If you’ve been reading my blog for years, you know I hate New Year’s resolutions. I never follow through and neither do most people. Instead of saying you’re going to stop doing something, say you are going to start!
For example, don’t say, “I’m going to lose weight”. Say, I’m going to workout at least 3 times a week or eat at least one large serving of veggies for dinner each night. Incorporate new healthy behaviors rather than shunning “bad.”
In fact, while we are at it, let’s stop labeling any foods as good or bad. Chocolate on Halloween shouldn’t be considered bad, neither should birthday cake or holiday cookies in moderation. Someone suggested this on my most recent YouTube video and I love it.
In 2015, I actually followed through on a long term resolution to stop chewing gum. I have TMJ from having braces for 4 years and hated that gum was the last source of artificial sugar in my diet. I was able to quit due to pregnancy cravings. It just made me feel nauseous during the first trimester and I haven’t gone back since. Finally, victory on the resolution forefront!
In 2013, I pledged to stop comparing myself to others and practice more gratitude. Similarly this year, my “non resolution resolution” is to be kinder to myself. Once the baby comes out, I know my entire world is going to change. No longer can I take a casual spin class at noon, sleep until 9 or go for a 90-minute run when I have the energy. Watch my latest video to get the low down on what your resolution shouldn’t be and more on mine.