Caitlin Shoemaker of From My Bowl provides her best tips to keeping those 2019 intentions .
There’s nothing wrong with having a New Year’s resolution, but it is a little strange how most of us fall off the bandwagon in a month or two. Here are 4 easy tips to help you accomplish (and totally rock) your health goals in 2019:
- Pick a sustainable goal
If you order takeout every night or haven’t been to the gym in 5 months, odds are you aren’t going to start daily Meal Prepping and become an extreme fitness god(dess) overnight. Pick a realistic goal for yourself, otherwise you’re much more likely to feel overwhelmed and give up. It’s okay to have a larger long-term goals, but you’re much more likely to keep at it if you celebrate the baby steps along the way!
- There’s nothing wrong with a “Life Hack”
Whether it’s a quick-and-dirty workout when you’re pressed for time or tossing a scoop of the new Amazing Grass Glow Protein (which has greens and supports collagen synthesis) in your smoothie – get it, girl! (or guy). We’re all busy people – if something helps you get to those goals faster, go for it! As long as it’s health-promoting, and not illegal, of course 😉
- Find an accountability buddy
Things are always easier with a friend – health and fitness goals included! Whether it’s your bestie, your mom, or a public Facebook group, you’ll feel way more motivated to get things done when you have to report your progress to someone else. Plus, you and your buddy can help build each other up when the going gets tough!
- Determine your motivation
A wise friend recently reminded me that most of our actions are driven by either fear or love. Do you want to hit the gym because you feel insecure, or because you find joy in your movement and want to celebrate your strength? Are you determined to eat healthier because you’re scared you won’t “look as great”, or because it helps you to feel your best and take on the day? While both roads may drive you to the same end result, your journey to get there will be far more enjoyable if you treat yourself with kindness. After all, you’re pretty great already!