Don't Fall Off The Wagon With Your Resolutions

February is hurrrr! How ya holdin’ up with those resolutions?

It’s that time of year when folks are most likely to fall off the wagon with their resolutions and start getting back into their previous routines. Without the right plan and accountability, it’s hard AF to stay on track with resolutions and expect them to become long-term change.

Being over a month into 2017, there are most def some resolutions we are ready to say, “BOY BYE, DELETE, TTYN!” All the overly ambitious, unrealistic, and just way too complicated resolutions we created that were ultimately not possible. 

Instead of dropping them entirely, here are the resolutions we’re ready to change so that we can SLAY the rest of the year:

Not eating what we want When the new year rolled in, you probably were like, “All Kale Everything” and said “Hell nah!” to the burgers, fries, cakes, etc. While we’re all for proper eating, especially pre and post workout, don’t totally deprive yourself of the desserts or yummy sides you enjoy eating. Resolution Change: Instead, start making a meal plan that you can stick to. Cook and prepare your food as you’re more likely to grocery shop for healthy options. Once a week, give yourself a cheat day or meal, where you can indulge on your favorite eats. That way you always have something to look forward to as you make and eat healthy foods.

Not eating what we want

When the new year rolled in, you probably were like, “All Kale Everything” and said “Hell nah!” to the burgers, fries, cakes, etc. While we’re all for proper eating, especially pre and post workout, don’t totally deprive yourself of the desserts or yummy sides you enjoy eating.

Resolution Change: Instead, start making a meal plan that you can stick to. Cook and prepare your food as you’re more likely to grocery shop for healthy options. Once a week, give yourself a cheat day or meal, where you can indulge on your favorite eats. That way you always have something to look forward to as you make and eat healthy foods.

Not spending any money We all can use the extra coinz in our bank accounts and while we don’t want to spend all of our money on payday, it can be really difficult to say no to every social activity, shopping trip, vacation, etc. Resolution change: Instead of opting to avoid spending all together, start thinking of your purchases as investments and really consider if what you’re spending your money on will bring you happiness or be worth the costs. If it’s something you think you won’t need or use, don’t buy it. When it comes to social activities, it’s easier to save when you and your friends are on the same page. Instead of always going out, opt for some hangouts at each other’s apts. Host some group dinners, potlucks, or cook together! You’ll save those dollars without sacrificing the fun times.

Not spending any money

We all can use the extra coinz in our bank accounts and while we don’t want to spend all of our money on payday, it can be really difficult to say no to every social activity, shopping trip, vacation, etc.

Resolution change: Instead of opting to avoid spending all together, start thinking of your purchases as investments and really consider if what you’re spending your money on will bring you happiness or be worth the costs. If it’s something you think you won’t need or use, don’t buy it.

When it comes to social activities, it’s easier to save when you and your friends are on the same page. Instead of always going out, opt for some hangouts at each other’s apts. Host some group dinners, potlucks, or cook together! You’ll save those dollars without sacrificing the fun times.

Losing all the pounds Related to the first resolution, folks are quick to jump on their fitness resolutions and hit the gym all day, everyday. The idea of losing all the holiday weight and getting a 6-pack right away is unreal and most people will fail without having a sustainable plan in place. Resolution change: Instead of just powering through with the gym at the beginning of the year, make exercise a part of your everyday routine. Incorporate physical activity whenever you can; including going to 305, taking a walk with your dog, taking the stairs vs the elevators or escalators, etc. If you have a fitness goal in mind, start researching online and/or consulting fitness instructors and trainers to build a routine that will help you accomplish your goals. It’s not just about losing weight; it’s about feeling good in the body you have.

Losing all the pounds

Related to the first resolution, folks are quick to jump on their fitness resolutions and hit the gym all day, everyday. The idea of losing all the holiday weight and getting a 6-pack right away is unreal and most people will fail without having a sustainable plan in place.

Resolution change: Instead of just powering through with the gym at the beginning of the year, make exercise a part of your everyday routine. Incorporate physical activity whenever you can; including going to 305, taking a walk with your dog, taking the stairs vs the elevators or escalators, etc. If you have a fitness goal in mind, start researching online and/or consulting fitness instructors and trainers to build a routine that will help you accomplish your goals. It’s not just about losing weight; it’s about feeling good in the body you have.

What resolutions are you looking to change and SLAY all 2017? Let us know in the comments!