Last January, I made a New Year’s Resolution to stay on top of my household chores by using a weekly cleaning schedule. I printed the schedule out, stuck it on a bulletin board in the bathroom, and promptly forgot all about it.
By January 2, I had already failed.
Resolutions are like that sometimes. Good intentions falling flat.
As a women’s fitness specialist, I see this most often with diet and exercise plans. People join the gym, stuff their fridge with vegetables, and then…it’s the middle of January, they have only been to the gym that one time, and the veggies are spoiled.
Maybe next year.
If this is you, don’t worry. It has been me too.
The older I get, the more I realize there is no one-size-fits-all way of doing this healthy living thing. And if we’re going to stick with it, we need to keep things simple and flexible.
We also need to let go of the guilt of another failed resolution. We had good intentions, after all. Maybe we just need to tweak things a little bit.
On The Art of Simple, I am sharing 4 tips for reevaluating our fitness-related New Year’s Resolutions and a few resources to get us going in the right direction. Click here to read on…