January is the time of year when we all make resolutions or goals especially when it comes to health and fitness.
We by new blenders, sign up to gyms, join online fitness and diet clubs and go sober for a month.
Bottom line is that most of this we do to tick as box in our brain that makes us feel better. What we don’t do is follow it through.
We need a goal, a goal that is perhaps out of our control and that we don’t have a say in. A goal that we cannot tweak when times get hard.
In my case its my heart and my blood pressure. They are off the chart just now and although can’t directly change it (there’s no magic pill despite the abundance of meds I’m on) I can “influence it” or “point it in a different direction”
That’s why I didn’t wait till January 1st to get things back on track.
I started it last year and whilst I did fall off the wagon in December, I needed that in order to help me get re-focused.
I’m not setting goals, I’m setting life changes that I want to reach.
My aim, get my blood pressure down and my heart ejection % up!
I’m back on the yoga trail, back watching what I eat and after I will be heading to bed for a good nights sleep.
I’m not going to try and do everything at once, that’s a sauce sign of failure. We all need to take it one day at a time so that it becomes part of our routine.
If it’s part of our routine then it’s more natural and that means we are less likely to fail.
But what if we do fail? What if we fall of the wagon.
I will add one final thing.
You cannot do it alone. You need some support, even if it’s just a friendly ear to moan to.
Find a group, a community that you can relate to and can be accountable to.
Once you find out that others faces the same challenges as you, then you see the light at the end of the tunnel.
You overcome the challenges and you succeed.