According to a recent Nielsen survey, these are the top five most common New Year’s resolutions:
– Stay fit and healthy
– Lose weight
– Enjoy life to the fullest
– Spend less, save more
– Spend more time with family and friends
This blog series tackles how to take these on when life is already so busy! How do we find time to also improve ourselves with resolutions? See earlier posts covering Stay fit and healthy.
Lose weight: Ugh, the dreaded lose weight. Who has time to focus on losing weight?! Good news – there are some low planning ways for us busy peeps! Try intermittent fasting. Good news is, it takes almost no planning or tracking or buying special foods. By limiting the hours in the day we eat (many do the 16:8 plan – check it out) we inherently eat less calories. Partner this with working out at work – bam! The pounds will come off.
Also, don’t underestimate the great plans available for weight loss. Consider joining WW (formally Weight Watchers) or Noom. Although these programs aren’t for everyone, they do make it easy to jump into a plan – the hard work has really been done on the “how” and saves you countless hours of putting your own plan and calorie counting tactics together. I have used WW and it fits great into a busy life – easy to sign up, easy to use and super easy to follow.
Lastly, find a gym or program with daycare. There are a lot of them out there! After my little one turned 3 I tried this for the first time – and she loved it even more than I did! #winning
Enjoy life to the fullest: this, this one I can not specifically advise any single individual on how to do, because this means something different to every single one of us. What I would say, though, is even if you are not a Rachel Hollis fan, check out some of her podcasts while you drive to work. She works hard to make us ask ourselves the question or what is the fullest for each of us? And to realize that we only have today… choice of a happy life has much more power than waiting around for something to make it feel happy.
Resolutions are hard! If they were easy, we would have already accomplished them and wouldn’t have anything to resolve. Keep on keepin’ on! You got this!