Its twenty-eighteen, y’all. And cue awkward cough, because it’s been twenty-eighteen for a few weeks now and this post is ridiculously late.
Better late than never?
As many people do, I’ve made a list of things I want to do this year, and I wouldn’t say there’s anything wrong with doing that. Having goals is a good thing. I certainly won’t tell you to stop having new years goals; however, statistically speaking, less than 5% of new years goals are accomplished.
Why is that?
The thing about larger goals is that you have to want them more than you want anything else. You have to focus and stay motivated to complete them. The reason I’m skeptical about new years resolutions? People wait until the new year to complete them. You shouldn’t need a new year to convince yourself to get healthy and to prioritize yourself. If you do, you probably don’t truly want it as bad as you think you do for the first few weeks you dedicate yourself to it. This is especially true when it comes to fitness and weight loss. I know because I’ve done it year after year.
When you decide on a new year resolution, you are officially giving yourself permission to procrastinate for the weeks beforehand. You binge eat, you splurge, you do whatever you can to excuse yourself.
You’ve gotta stop telling yourself you’ll start later and start now. You don’t need a new year to change your life for the better. You need motivation, dedication, and people to support your goals.
And that’s what I’m here for.
So take a moment to evaluate what you want — not as a new year goal, but for your life. Find out what you want to achieve and research ways to make it happen. Instead of saying you want to lose fifty pounds this year, say you want to lose 6 pounds this month. They have to be attainable. If you make your goals reasonable, nothing should be able to stand in your way.
So without further ado, my February goals are as follows:
- Blog once a week
- Meal prep once a week (with one cheat meal per week)
- Gym 5 days a week
- Lose 6+ pounds
Good luck in twenty-eighteen, my followers, you know I’ll be here to support you every step of the way.
Post your February goals and blog requests below!