New Year, New You

Well, the New Year has come and gone. 2020, for lack of better words, was weird and chaotic. It will go down in history as one of those years we will always remember; from Kobe Bryant and his daughter Gianna Bryant’s untimely and tragic deaths and the senseless murders of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor and George Floyd to this awful, deadly novel coronavirus pandemic which to date has affected over 20 million Americans and taken the lives of over 350,000. I’m so happy and thankful that my family and friends are here to see another year. Oh, plus, our new POTUS. We can’t forget this unprecedented election year. What a year!

With 2020 behind us, did you make a New Year’s resolution? If so, what did it consist of? Did you vow to lose all the holiday weight you packed on in addition to the weight you vowed to lose the last New Year’s? Did you plan to work out more; read more or spend more time with family and friends? Whatever the resolution, it always seems to fall by the wayside. I’ve never really had one over the years. I’d always worked out throughout the year and I ate fairly decent and I already enjoyed reading. So, there was usually nothing that I was resolute about. However, I had friends who would make them and then 90 days into the year, they are back to old habits. They no longer had the same energy they had the first of year.

If this is you, I challenge you to do away with your resolutions and replace them with goals. They don’t have to be big one but small attainable ones. The goal is to achieve them without putting so much pressure on yourself that you quite before actually seeing the results you want.

For example, instead of saying that you will work out five times a week, start with three and work your way up to five. Or, instead of going cold turkey on carbs or red meat, try starting with one and eating it less each week until you completely eliminate it from your diet. Then, on the next one. Exercise and diet should be a lifestyle not a fad. Once it becomes a lifestyle, it becomes apart of your daily routine and then you see and maintain the intended results.

Don’t take old habits from 2020 with you into 2021. Be intentional with becoming a New YOU for YOU. You will be less stressed and you won’t be disappointed because you failed to meet a goal. A goal is only good as the person who makes it. So, lets follow up in three months to see where we are with the our goals (I definitely have goals for 2021).

Happy 2021 and cheers to knocking down those goals. 😊



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