From Resolutions to Lifestyle: A Healthi Guide for the Year Ahead
Hey there, Coach Jeri here! Now that the holiday rush is behind us, it’s time for many to gear up for those New Year’s resolutions. January often becomes the kickoff point for anyone aiming to shed a few pounds or embark on a weight loss journey. We enter the month brimming with promises—exercise regimes and dietary changes are top of the list. But this time, let’s not just follow a meal plan; let’s think about lifestyle changes.
Your New Year’s commitment isn’t just a few bold words tossed at the calendar; it’s a chance for 365 new opportunities to find what truly works for you. No more chasing miracles or falling for quick-fix gimmicks that don’t hold up in the long run.
A guide to keep you motivated and on track:
- Shift your focus towards holistic health goals rather than fixating solely on weight loss. Shedding those pounds can bring relief from various health issues, from chronic pain to better sleep and increased energy, as many have experienced.
- Learn from success stories. Community support, like in the Healthi meetings, can be incredibly inspiring. Sharing recipes and food discoveries opens doors to trying new things and staying motivated.
- Mindset is key. If you believe it won’t work, it probably won’t. Challenges will come, but having a plan to tackle unexpected stressors helps overcome them. Simplify goals on tough days and avoid the trap of striving for perfection.
- Surround yourself with positivity and supportive individuals. Toxicity isn’t needed, especially in the early stages. Gather strength and confidence, prioritizing your well-being.
- Track every BITE and calorie. Saying “no” to that one bite when preparing food can make you stronger; one little bite often leads to several more. Tracking minimizes the guilt and helps maintain accountability, paving the way for long-term success.
- Change takes time, especially when it comes to lifelong habits. Keep moving forward—there’s no set timeline, just progress. Focus on realistic, sustainable goals to avoid the cycle of weight loss and regain.
Success isn’t about the number of pounds lost or how quickly it is accomplished. It’s about setting achievable, lasting goals. Small, consistent changes lead to permanent weight loss. Say it loud: Today is a new day, and this year, I’ll find success and happiness!