Resolutions, Arggghh! It’s that time of year again where we look at our loved ones and say the magic words “This year I am going quit smoking”
“This year I am going to cut back on sugar”
This year I am going to loose weight”
I know I have been guilty of throwing out a couple of resolutions that sounded great at the time but I new were never really going to get off the ground. Change is not an easy process and often requires working through mentally and physically painful things.
When the challenges of life keep bringing reminders to us for the need to change it seems easy on the surface but the road to success is never a straight line. At my son’s 3rd birthday I had a realization that at 36 years old I wasn’t happy with my health, I ate well but wasn’t exercising and was enjoying my home beer making which only lead to a larger waist line. My “WHY” became to big to ignore at that point, it was time for a change and it was a simple decision to make, hard to do.
I was going to start exercising in little ways every day, making a habit, with the goal of working to some heavy weightlifting and no alcohol. It has been a full year and a half since then, am I perfect NOPE, but I am MUCH better than I was. I do exercise at least 4 days a week with some really heavy days in there and I feel wonderful doing it. The beer making stopped and at this point have 1-2 drinks a month with special occasions both goals were easy in hindsight and hard at the time.
So, what is the point? I found a why significant enough for me to stick to the changes I wanted to make and keep coming back to them when my motivation was low. Keep your goals for change in view and don’t quit because of a bad day/week/month, keep fighting.