January was the month of New Year’s Resolutions and making BIG plans for 2016, so now that we’ve made it through the first month of the year it’s a good time to do a little self-check and see how we’re getting on with said wellbeing plans & fitness goals.
One of the biggest mistakes we make is going in full-throttle and setting ourselves goals that are just too big or overwhelming and therefore we end up buckling at the first hurdle. I’m the first person to hold both hands up to that. Technically my plan to quit sugar for January shouldn’t have been hard, as I’ve done it before, but knowing full well that I had sweet treats left over from Christmas, Rob’s birthday and a few big family meals planned, I should have foreseen a little failure on the horizon. I’m not beating myself up about it, I’ve just re-assessed my situation and am going to use lent as a great window for giving something up – say goodbye to refined sugar.
On the plus side, I chose to go pescetarian in January and totally succeeded. Yay – go team! This proved to not be too hard, as I pretty much eat veggie most of the time anyway (apart from my love of burger & steak!), but I feel great having stuck to a goal.
If like me, you set some challenges for 2016, now would be a really good time to take pen to paper and just jot down how you’re getting on with each one… the struggles you’ve come up against (if any) and how you can work around those going forwards. Maybe even set yourself a reminder for the 1st of each month and do the same. That way, come July, those goals won’t just be a distant memory of the New Year, they’ll either be things you’re working your way towards or maybe even a slice of success already.
Another thing to remember is to not be too hard on yourself. Yes, goals are important, I love having them and I love striving to achieve something new, but what’s life without a bit of fun too!?
“Your goals, minus your doubts, equal your reality.”
Love, Cat x