Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Resolutions....Refresh




I have to admit that I don't really make resolutions ....really. What I do isn't really as firm or committed as a resolution.  BUT this year I made plans to be healthier, healthier mind, body and spirit.

 It is February and so far the plan is still on course. I am trying to eat healthier, including scaling down my coffee intake and juicing. I am also continuing to work out having joined a group of ladies who walk (ok, speed walk) and exercise every week with TreadPowerfully.

Now what?

What happens if your interest wains? How do you stay focused on the goal or resolution you have set for yourself?

Here are just five tips that might help you stay on course.

1. Stay Focused
I like to remind myself often of what I promised myself (no one else, just me) for 2013. It is not meant to be pressure just encouragement! Write yourself a reminder note, post it somewhere you will see often.

2. Be Kind...to yourself
Don't be too hard on yourself. This is one that I struggle with often. It is all about a journey and change doesn't happen in an instant. If you have a bad day, don't beat yourself up, just strive to do better the next day.

The next three tips are from my friend, Sue Abell,  motivator and kick-A@* coach every week when I hit the pavement with a group with TreadPowerfully.

3. Accept today
You will be propelled into success if you can be okay with where you are right at this very second instead of lamenting what got you there.

4. Get out of your head
There are going to be ups and downs in this resolution journey. Each day write down one thing you're grateful for and three little things you learned about your habits.

5.Partner up
No resolution is complete without uttering your commitment to someone and thus creating accountability. Pick someone who is a cheerleader and a butt-kicker.


Thanks Sue for being that cheerleader and butt-kicker for me every Thursday morning!

What do you do to help keep those resolutions? I would love to hear a few others