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Now that January is in full swing, it’s time to talk about what the New Year has in store for us. I know that we all make New Year’s resolutions with the best of intentions, but I also know that many of us get frustrated and ditch them long before January has even ended. How many times have we swore to get our daily dose of Vitamin C? Or, to start a new fitness routine? Or, my personal favorite – to be less stressed?
They all sound so good and healthy, so why do we continually fail at keeping them? For me, I think it’s simply a matter of accountability. As in, I always say that I’m going take all of my daily supplements, but if they’re not positioned right next to the coffee pot each morning, I just don’t take them. It sounds stupid, right?
Maybe I’m lazy. Maybe I’m a stubborn toddler. Maybe I am just trying to tackle too many things at once…whatever the reason is for my constant resolution-breaking-ways, I’m determined to change this year. (And yes, a wry, crooked, Katie Holmes-esque smile just creeped across my face.)
Usually, I start each year off declaring that I will embark on a strict fitness routine, but then I get preoccupied and I never go back to it. Then I spend a week or two beating myself up over it, and then that makes me feel bad. Then I feel bad about feeling bad, and…Yikes! It’s a nasty cycle of feeling bad versus feeling well, and that is just no good.
Since I know myself better than anyone else, I’ve decided to completely change my New Year’s Resolution approach. This year, instead of focusing on a bulleted list of things to do, like run 3 miles every other day, I am going to focus on an overall concept of Wellness instead. Because even though fitness plans are important, when we really think about it, being healthy is so much more than just fitness, right? It’s about what you eat, it’s about how you relax, it’s about how you deal with stress, and it’s about how you help your family thrive.
So this year, I’m making a list, but instead of specific items to do, it will be much more generic in nature. It will allow room for error and slacking, but it will also keep me focused on my overall goal: Wellness. This idea makes me really happy and I’ve started to jot down some ideas. I’m sure this list will ebb and flow as life takes it’s daily toll, but it will provide me with a home base if I feel like I’m straying too far.
My Wellness Goals for 2015:
Family Goals: Better nutrition for my family. Junk in = junk out, right? By focusing on better nutrition, I can make sure our bodies have the fuel they need to perform at their best. Our biggest goal this year will be to fully eliminate all artificial dyes and flavors from our diets.
Health Goals: Take my vitamins!! Sometimes, you just need something extra to keep you going. I try not to overdo it on the supplements, but in addition to my multi-vitamin and Vitamin D, I always make sure that my immune system is supported by taking a daily dose of Vitamin C.(I am quite fond of Ester-C® 1000mg tablets. Not only is it non-acidic and gentle on my stomach, but a daily dose of Ester-C® gets into your white blood cells, and stays there for up to 24 hours, which is longer than regular Vitamin C. One serving daily of 1000 mg of Ester-C® delivers 24-hour immune support…365 days a year.* I get mine at Walmart. They’re even on rollback right now, so now is the perfect time to pick up a bottle! )
Fitness Goals: Keep on running. It keeps me fit, it keeps my heart healthy, and it reduces my stress levels. I ran my first 5k obstacle course last September and I’m looking forward to doing more 5ks this year.
Career Goals: Attending my first blogging conference with my sister in NYC! We’ve been blogging since June 2010 and we’ve never attended a conference before, so we are very excited.
Wellness Goals: Get regular massages. They really keep my body happy. I work at a computer all day and knots love to nestle in my upper neck and shoulders. If I don’t get them regularly, my headaches kick in and that just makes me cranky. I am hoping to get a least one massage each month if all goes well.
So now that you know how I plan on achieving my state of Wellness this year, what are your plans? Do you make resolutions? Do you hate resolutions? Let us know in the comments section below.
Happy New Year,
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