If you have read my post on Starting a Fitness Program, you know that achieving a healthy lifestyle is a work-in-progress for me. This is a new year resolution that I make every single year, and I break every single year. It is almost a ritual.
Now here’s the thing – breaking New Year resolutions is the norm with me; I break most of my resolutions during the course of the year. But this one is particularly ridiculous, as it often doesn’t make it through the first week of the year.
There have been times when I have wondered if I even want to work towards a healthier lifestyle, or just feel that it is a good resolution to make. Do you know what I mean?
This is the first year (in a long time) that I don’t have any specific resolutions in this area of my life; at-least not in terms of specific weight loss goals, or any specific workout routines.
However, I do have one broad goal in mind – This year (2016), I want to work towards developing a Healthy Lifestyle.
Since this is a lifestyle I want to develop, I realize that this will be a slower process, but I am positive that once I do make certain things a part of my life, I will not have to backtrack ever so often and start from square one.
So, small, yet positive changes, once and for all – that is what I hope for.
Quarterly Tracking & Baby Steps
Since I am horrible at sticking to any one resolution for the entire year, and can work better in smaller time-frames – this year, I plan to set quarterly goals, and track them.
I don’t have any particular exercise programs for this quarter, but I might pick out some as the year progresses. As of now – baby steps.
As far as food is concerned, I know for sure that yo-yo dieting doesn’t work for anyone, at-least not in the long term. So in this area, my goal is to make small lifestyle changes, and see if they stick.
Note: These goals are not fancy, and might not look like a lot to many of you, but I don’t want to repeat past mistakes and set huge goals that I have no hope of achieving.
Goals for January – March 2016
30 minutes Cardio (Walk/Run) – 4 days a week.
Here I have a ban list, and I am hoping that by the end of the first quarter, I can get rid of the craving for this junk (Yes, I am an optimist like that. 🙂 )
No Chips. (This is my # 1 problem area. Remember the Lays jingle – ‘No one can eat just one’? Yeah, that was possibly coined keeping me in mind. )
No Soda. (Not even the ZERO calorie ones. That is just a dumb excuse.)
No Pizza. (Making an exception for homemade pizza, but since that happens only once in a blue moon, I think I will be fine.)
P.S. I will have a post up on 31st March reviewing how the quarter went, and my plan for the next quarter. In the meantime, I will post updates on my facebook page.
I would love to hear from you guys. Have you made any New Year resolutions regarding health/fitness this year? Do you have a plan to track them? If something has worked for you in the past, do let me know in the comments, it will help me out.
Lots of Love