When you think about New Years Resolutions, you might think of a year when your resolutions crashed and burned. Or maybe you think about a year when you achieved and accomplished something great. Whatever the case may be, I’m not here to talk about the success rate of resolutions. I want to talk to you about New Year’s HABITS.
habit: a settled or regular tendency or practice, especially one that is hard to give up
resolution: a firm decision to do or not to do something
The way I see it, resolutions can be a bit extreme. In a world of crash diets and unrealistic workouts, the long-term success rate of these programs is nonexistent. The key to big change is small steps, along with patience, positivity and persistence.
Let me share an example of how small changes grow into a big change. As you might know, Mo and I got a puppy this past summer. At first, we had a rule that she would not be allowed on the bed (as most puppy owners do). But when you have an adorable ball of fluff that looks at you with their sleepy eyes, sometimes following that original plan is harder than you expect. We found ourselves letting her up on the bed for a couple minutes here and there, until one day it hit us that she takes full-on naps on the bed.
These small, gradual changes ultimately led to a consistent behavior. (oops)
I challenge you to make healthy habits in 2016. Does that mean some days won’t be perfect? You bet! But trust me, the concept of a balanced and non-restrictive lifestyle will yield the long-term results you want.
I am going to help you make healthy habits in 2016. Utilizing the concept that “it takes 21 days to make or break a habit,” I am going to help you kickstart healthy habits in 2016! For the first 21 days of the New Year, I will be challenging you with small changes that you can easily incorporate into your life/day. A blog will be posted weekly with daily challenges for the week ahead, or follow me on Instagram (@eat_lift_bemarried) for daily posts.
Join me in starting off 2016 in a small way, and let’s end the year in a HUGE way!
3 thoughts on “New Year, New Habits”
Your dog is adorable 🙂
Thanks! She’s cutest when she’s sleepy… Which isn’t often!
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