Hey everyone so today’s post is all about making and reaching a healthy lifestyle for 2017. Many of us set new years resolutions each year, but how many of us actually follow them? Not many I’m sure…if you are like me, I set them thinking and hoping that I will have time for them or make time for them and I stick with them for a week or so and then I forget or get busy or well life hits me right in the butt and I lose my balance and my focus and well that’s the end of those goals lol. Well today I’m going to share 4 tips that can help if you are trying and striving for a healthier lifestyle.
Tip # 1: Good intentions don’t make good plans.
-I know you may think that just by talking about it or saying that you want to be healthy will work…but it won’t. So I highly suggest getting a planner or a dry erase board or your phone or whatever you have and write it down. Be specific when you write it down because then you are more likely to do it. When you write something down, you are seeing it, reading and therefore you are going to do it because you want to cross it off. So write it down and be specific. I write mine on a dry erase board because once I get my workouts done for that day, I erase it so I know that I did it. This has been so beneficial for me and I’m sure it will work for you.
Tip # 2: Recognize your strengths.
-Understand that you don’t have to work out in the morning. I’m not sure who came up with that rule or logic but you workout whenever you feel is best for you. Because I work nights, I work out in the morning…but if you feel more comfortable working out at night then do that. I also workout in my office on my yoga mat to some music, but if you feel more motivated and more confident by working out in the gym…do that. Do whatever you feel is better for you and will make you feel the most motivated and confident in yourself. No one else but you needs to see the change that you are making.
Tip # 3: You can’t do it all!
-You can not do it all. It’s ok if you miss a workout or if you miss a healthy meal that day. The important thing is that you feel good and you make time for it. You need time for yourself, and it’s ok to allow yourself to take care of YOU and to do other things than workout. Life isn’t about who can be the skinniest or the fittest, it’s about loving who you are inside and out.
Tip # 4: Understand the WHY but don’t focus so much on the MIRROR!
-Why are you trying to get fit? Why are you trying to lose weight? Why do you want to have a healthier lifestyle? While thinking of these answers, understand that you are more than a reflection in a mirror. You are beautiful and amazing and you can do whatever you want to do. Look inside yourself and realize that the mirror is only an image that is not the real you. It’s not the you that is happy, and intelligent, and beautiful…it’s just an image that can be changed. But what can not be changed is the person you are on the inside. The person that makes you wonderful. The person that makes you UNIQUE AND BEAUTIFUL!
I hope this inspires some of you and really gives some of you some ideas and realize that no matter what you do…you are beautiful :
I’m currently working on some new posts, and ideas that will be coming soon. I’m also thinking of doing some sort of a self care challenge each month if anyone would be interested in that let me know in the comments below. I have some spiritual posts coming because I know that people have been asking for that and some DIY projects. If you like my posts, please subscribe and share with others 🙂