I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.
However, I do take time to reflect on the changes I want to make; I also set personal goals for the year and write them down. (I read somewhere that if you write your goals and keep them visible, you’re more likely to accomplish them.)
Here are some of my health goals related to eating and drinking:
- To eliminate my daily Diet Coke consumption (1 can).
- To eliminate my use of Ranch (dipping, salads, etc.)
- To eliminate adding cheese to everything (and I mean a lot!)
- To eliminate eating pizza every Friday (and sometimes Saturday).
- To reduce my chocolate intake (unless absolutely necessary – ha!)
I was addicted to Diet Coke…
with a side of chocolate.
Now, in my mind I consumed these things sparingly (but it was probably more than I should.)
(Please notice I’m using the past tense.)
I told myself that on January 1st, I would begin to eliminate these things from my life.
Yet, I’ve given myself permission to make a mistake; otherwise, I would just want everything more and set myself up for failure.
I haven’t been perfect (I had 2 days where I had a Diet Coke and ate pizza), but I’ve forgiven myself when I’ve “fallen off the wagon” and jumped back on immediately.
Now, it’s been 18 days, and it’s going well. I realize how conscious I am about what I’m eating and drinking.
Only time will tell…
… baby steps
What are you health goals? Did you make any this year? Or will you?