I never make New Year’s resolutions. I don’t care for them. They only seem to last 2 months, 3 at most. However, I have had a lot of things lately that I want to change about my life. Some are serious, some are fun.
I knew that choosing all of them would be setting myself up for failure. So I came up with a new concept. I am choosing one thing from my list a month and working on it as hard as I can for that month.
I have heard it takes 3 weeks to develop habits. Hopefully dedicating myself to it for a month will make sure some of the items become a habit and stick with me throughout the year. I will try to separate the more difficult ones and give myself more fun/easy ones between, that way I don’t get burned out.
For January, I picked the New Year’s cliché. Lose weight. It’s not just about the weight though, it’s about being healthy. I am not going to diet, I am going to choose a lifestyle of healthy eating.
Recently, my good friend Courtney and I have been complaining to each other about our appearance. I asked her to have a friendly competition. We sent each other pictures of our weight on the scale and have set monthly weigh-ins with incentives for the winner. We are going to help motivate and encourage each other to get to our goal weight (which we also disclosed realistic goal weights and dreaming goal weights).
We hope to stick to this until it does become a lifestyle change, so yes, this one is more than a month.
We have chosen to do 30-day challenges to add to the competition. This month, we are doing the 30 day squat challenge. Each day we complete, we will text the other one.
I truly hope this helps me to have a healthy lifestyle and a healthy body image. Both things I have been lacking in the past year. I will check in half way through the month to let you know what I have done so far, and what I am struggling with.
If anyone would like to join in on our challenge, you are welcome!