Happy New Year! 🎉
YOU are officially past the first week of 2023!
How has the new year been treating you so far?
Did you make the traditional New Year's resolution this year?
The average New Year’s resolution is kept for 42 days.
Forty-two days into 2023 will take us to February 11. Will you keep your resolution until then?
Depending on how you define “success,” research has shown that ~33-55% of people who make New Year’s resolutions are “successful” at one year, with “slip-ups” happening ~14 times over two years.
Resolutions aimed at “goodness” might be more likely followed. Suggesting resolutions to others, especially spouses and particularly around their weight, is never a good idea.
A resolution to have no resolution could save an average of $250! The average Canadian spends $252 per year on failed resolutions.
Save your dollars and may I suggest you decide on a goal for yourself instead.
Now Lisa, what is the difference between a resolution and a goal?
I would argue that goal has some pretty well-defined actions and outcomes that are done over time. Have you ever heard of SMART goals? That is one model that might work for you.
However, we are also looking for some short wins and so I would suggest if you make a physical activity or exercise goal for yourself in 2023, set yourself up for success with this daily question…
Get your pen and paper or journal ready….
What is ONE thing I will do today to make progress on my physical activity or exercise goal?
And THEN…say to yourself (out loud preferably)…
"[Your first name} - you are 100% capable of figuring this out. No matter how long it takes, or how inventive, flexible, and creative you have to be - you've got what it takes to be a physically active person."
Try that on for size! Short and sweet and to the point (thanks - Marie Forleo for this as I modified it with a physical activity or exercise twist for you, my dear reader).
Okay - you got this? Yes - you got this.
Need some support? I've got your back for 2023. My Friday morning sessions are open for you. It would be an honour to work with you to help achieve your physical activity or exercise goals this year!
Stay well and happy moving,
👉🏼👉🏼👉🏼 What's coming up?
My next workshop at Yoga Within Edmonton is on January 21! It is all about the hips. Stay tuned for more about the hips in the weeks ahead.
Oh - and one last thing. I personally did not make a resolution this year. I do however have some big goals for this year. Stay tuned to hear more! 🙌🏼
Missed my most recent newsletter? Don't worry, I've got your back. Find all my exclusive letters here on this blog. ~Lisa