New Years Resolutions Suck

Happy New Year my friend!
Yes, we are roughly three weeks into the new year and I’m just making an update to this blog. I don’t forget about you. I think about you all the time! I just can’t seem to keep up with updates or even trying to make time as I wish.
Last year, I went from working at a part-time position in retail to a full-time job at a Hotel. It’s been interesting and very busy. I have a lot of responsibilities in my job and I also have to make time for my daughter.

Before the new year began I took time to really evaluate my life and my goals. I overheard people already talking about how when the new year would come they would make all types of resolutions. Then, came the new year and these resolutions people made were not being fulfilled.

I told myself, “don’t make any resolutions because you don’t need that kind of pressure.” Of course, everyone was talking about it. Instagram bloggers stories were filled with all types of resolutions. Like eating healthier, losing weight, spending less time on their phone… etc…

I began to feel pressured.

YOU MUST MAKE NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS!!!

NO! I WON’T!!! So why do resolutions suck?

Because the pressures of society and our expectations and such you know? If I announced to the world that I was going to lose weight and I don’t keep up with it becomes a cliche per say>> “NEW YEAR, NEW ME.”

Silly isn’t it? How this one thing that’s supposed to motivates us ends up making us feel bummed out!!
I know that kind of pressure doesn’t work with me. It’s actually an antic for myself to self sabotage and feel guilty of my terrible eating habits… and exercise routines… lol.

But, you know what? I don’t care! I made NO resolutions and just decided to keep that peace of mind and make better life decisions. Creating a healthier relationship with yourself and everything around you (IMO) is a better way for long term success.

Stay positive, life won’t always suck!
XOXO,
Z ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ

Why do resolutions fail? My plan to be the best me in the New Year!

Hey friends,
As the new year is slowly, but quickly approaching all I keep thinking about is #NewYearNewMe. It’s so crazy how we begin a brand new year full of hope and resolutions. Yet, we can’t seem to keep up with them.
According to an article on the Business Insider, “80% of people fail to stick to their New Year’s resolutions for longer than six weeks.” Many of them are about trying to obtain healthy exercise habits and being more physically active. Resolutions fail because we make all these unattainable goals for ourselves! We think that just because it’s a new year that we get to restart. Well, we aren’t that wrong. We just need to make these resolutions attainable and realistic!!!!

If you’re anything like me you have been trying for the longest to get fit, eat healthier, and just overall improve your health. But…… You are lacking the most important factor in keeping up with a routine. MOTIVATION!

I told myself at the beginning of the year that I was going to do it! I came into the year with a strong approach and quickly failed… Mainly because I went cold turkey with a lot of the things I ate and I just didn’t have the strong will-power I used too.

I find excuses to not do any exercise and it’s getting to the point where I’m just like yeah no excuse, I’m just lazy. I keep thinking back to when I was 17 years young and I was working out like crazy. I was so focused and motivated, but also, I had all of the time of the world.

Even though I had all the time of the world, I remember that my 17 year old self was up to something. I wasn’t only pushing myself out of my comfortable limit, I was trying to balance my health all together.

Something I remember was literally training yourself to eat better. It was as if I was a newborn baby learning to eat foods that are good for you and I introduced myself to many delicious vegetables and fruits. I always hated the taste of zucchini, onions, and dear goodness I didn’t know what flavor was! My palate was so bland and tasteless.
Training my new taste buds meant that I had to slowly get rid of sugars, bad carbs, and junk food. It was hard, but I did it!

#NewYearNewMe

My plan to become healthier:
1. Start getting rid of added sugars, bad carbs, junk food.
2. Create an exercise routine that is achievable and doable.
3. Make exercise fun, think of different ways to incorporate a walk, run, etc.
4. Don’t make yourself feel guilty if you have a cheat snack/meal.
5. Train your taste buds to like REAL food!
6. When you’re feeling lazy, go for a walk, or walk the dogs!

So far, I’m starting a bit early just to get that routine going! I’m trying to cut out sugar and I’m proud of myself because I now enjoy coffee without sugar! I do however add some liquid creamer… I’m working on that though! In the meanwhile, I am learning to eat smaller portions and mindfully enjoy my food. And if you have any suggestions, please send them my way!

XOXO,
Zayra!