“It is believed that the Babylonians were the first to make New Year’s resolutions, and people all over the world have been breaking them ever since.” ~Infoplease
I don’t know about you, but I’m an avoider when it comes to large, abstract things I have to do. I’ve rarely accomplished anything that seemed gigantic or vague. The budget needs work? Uh, sure thing, I’ll get to it. The basement needs an overhaul? I’ll get right on that.
You know where I’m going with this. Your body. It needs to shed pounds, get stronger, or become healthier. It needs better food or more sleep. And you saved all those good things for your New Year’s resolutions. It’s a time of renewal, reflection, and resolve. Time to amend past mistakes.
Time to fail.
Time for the truth: The only way I’ve ever been able to get anything done is by taking small, consistent actions.
- More energy now than when I was 20
- Ageless as I age
- Protected from injury
- Immune to weight gain
- Beautiful body!
Yes, I love myself.
And I don’t love myself by letting my health go for months on end and then to resolving to make big changes once a year.
I love myself by doing things every day that make me energetic, ageless, immune, protected, and beautiful, such as:
- Check my schedule to see when I can work out.
- Eat blueberries.
- Prepare snacks and bring them to work.
- Read an article about nutrition.
- Let go of an irritation.
- Put protein power in a shaker.
- Put a banana in my gym bag.
- Glance at my training journal.
- Put on my workout clothes.
- Drive to the gym.
- Begin lifting weights with an intense focus that leads to nirvana…
What are yours? Individually, these are indeed small actions. But when repeated, they add up to big results. Over time, this is the very definition of lifestyle.
If you’re looking to get lean and muscular, lean with muscle “tone,” or gain increased general health and energy, making small daily changes to your routine will be the difference between success and failure.
Forget “changing your life” or resolving to do things differently on a certain date. Simply begin by taking one small action every day. Soon these will add up to a changed life. Aren’t you worth it?
So join me in the Anti-Resolution Movement. No more resolutions, no more waiting. It’s a new year, yes. It is a time of renewal. But this time next year, you can be proud to say you’re continuing your healthy lifestyle, not starting it… again.