Alright, I’m going to be a buzzkill. But SERIOUSLY. HOW do people still think that New Years resolutions are going to work?! The fact that gyms still market this crap is beyond me. It’s a waste of money for all the people involved when they should be focusing on getting long term clients over the ones who won’t even last a month at the gym. Ok anywayy..moving on. I’m here to talk about why these resolutions don’t work, and why you need to kick that mindset TO THE CURB BECAUSE IT’S NOT SERVING YOU.
Did you know…that January 1st is just another day on the calendar? It might be the first one, but really, it’s just another day. Unless there’s some magical reset button that I’ve never heard about, there is literally no reason why this specific date should be the one where your entirreee life changes for the better. Most of the time people don’t change their ways unless they have some sort of life altering event – like in a bad way. For example: I started following a healthier and cleaner lifestyle after I started having undiagnosed stomach issues. After seeing 3 doctors within 6 months, a colonoscopy that showed nothing but a pre-cancerous polyp, and a nurse practitioner telling me I basically have to starve myself to lose weight, I took that shit into my own hands and changed a lot of things. The gastroenterologist prescribed a medication that he described as “it’s going to kill your gut, and it’s really expensive so you better take it.” Guess what…I didn’t take it. That’s when I knew I needed to mentally shift a lotttt of views that my family and I had been living by. I changed my diet, stopped drinking, and started exercising more, and guess what? I don’t have anyyy unexplained stomach issues to date.
Honestly if my stomach issues didn’t happen, I probably would still be drinking Captain & Diets like they’re going out of style. I would probably still be 50 pounds overweight – if not more at this point, never have had run a half marathon, and would still be consuming all the wrong foods while teaching my girls the same habits.
Can you relate to a scenario like this? What did you do to change it?
Do you think ANY of that stuff happened on December 31st and I switched all of those things on the following day? NOPE.
I’m here to tell you that you don’t need a day that was somehow engrained in our brains to make “a new you”. Whether it be physical, mental, spiritual, WHATEVER. Choose what you want to do and just freakinggg do itttt.
If you have issues with wanting to eat cleaner/healthier foods, have you said to yourself or friends and family that “holiday calories don’t count”??? well NEWS FLASH.
If you have been practicing any kind of healthy lifestyle, you know and have learned that food is here to fuel your body. When there is some sort of emotional attachment to food, that’s when you’re susceptible to emotional eating/over-eating/drinking. What if you wanted to go for a run tomorrow morning but you had some appetizers before dinner, 2 helpings of the cheesy potatoes, 3 drinks with dinner, and a slice of tiramisu for dessert? You are more than likely NOT getting up early to go on that run. And if you are, your body is going to tell you “um, you didn’t give me all the right things last night to fuel this run, so you’re going a minute and a half slower per mile because of it. THANKS.” This example could be used for literally anything. Even going to work the next day where you’re on your feet for a good chunk of time. Or just taking care of your babies. Or going to school. When I started asking myself this question before I had a meal, that’s when my mindset and outlook on food drasticallyyyyy changed.
“How is this going to make me feel after I eat it?”
Your body needs the right fuel to make it run properly.
So let’s talk about all the decluttering and organizing that’s going to start happening. How long have you been telling yourself that you’re going to go through that linen closet and get rid of everything? Why is January 1st any different than any other day to start doing that? THIS DAY WILL NOT CHANGE ANYTHING. I don’t know how many times I need to say it.
Creating a simple, cleaner, more organized lifestyle doesn’t start by cleaning out that linen closet, I’m sorry to break it to you. It’s starts right HERE (and yes, I pointed to my brain, but obviously you can’t see it). You have to do some work in the ol’ noggin before anything is coming out of your house. Of course, getting rid of physical things and donating them/throwing them away, repurposing them is a great feeling. But creating a MINDSET (aka: a way of thinking that isn’t wavered by outside values you don’t believe in) of clean, simple, and organized, that alone will take your purging to a whole other level and you will make better decisions on how you use the things you want to keep, and donate the things that don’t have a purpose for you anymore. Decluttering looks different for everybody, even the people who live yourrr house. My husband would get rid of stuff that I wouldn’t DARE think about tossing, and vice versa. So I’m not going to tell you how to do it. You have to do the hard work if you want the results. I’m just here to kick your ass into gear and help you in the right direction.
So to sum it all up, I’m going to say it again.
You do not need to have a New Years Resolution to change the things in your life that you want to change.
Hope you guys enjoy your holiday, and remember..
HOLIDAY CALORIES DO COUNT.
we’ll talk soon!
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