Happy New Year! Got those resolutions ready? Time to re-commit to keeping a health journal, exercising regularly, eating better, drinking less? Guess what, online sources say that 80% of people fail to maintain their resolutions by February. That means most people only last a MONTH! We have some tips to help you keep your resolutions. We are all about not setting yourself up for failure.
- Be specific. Don’t say you are going to “eat better”… “workout more” …” be better at managing your diabetes.” What does that even mean? Set specific goals like: “I’m only going to eat out once a week and I’m going to get to the gym at least 3 times a week” or I’m going to check my blood sugar at least 3 times a day, and I’m going to find 15 minutes every day to walk the dog.”
- Be realistic. Rhodes is notorious for setting very lofty goals that he simply cannot achieve. He gives up all sweets or all alcohol, or says he’s going to work out 7 days a week. Once you fail, you feel defeated. Set goals that are achievable. Talk to your friends and family to give you some feedback about realistic goals.
- Be supported. Tell those around you about your new years resolutions. Ask them to help keep you accountable. Make sure your co-workers, friends and family are on board so they encourage you to be successful rather than invite you into temptation.