New Year’s Resolutions
The New Year always brings about a flood of positive goals and resolutions in people. In truth, January first is just another day. However, people see it as a fresh start, a solid date where they can change whatever it is they want to change. I have never been a big new year’s resolution guy, but this past year I set some pretty hefty goals. I figure the higher you aim, the better.
My first goal was to make working out with a trainer a few times a week an actual obligation. I know myself quite well, and if I don’t have a trainer or someone depending on me showing up, it becomes too easy to make excuses to not go. I am proud to say I have met this goal exceedingly well in the past year.
Another goal I set was to permanently remove gluten from my diet. I have struggled on and off to get rid of it, but I always succumbed to the deliciousness that is pastries. Every time I ate something with gluten in it, I instantly regretted it, and the same goes for dairy. I now realize there are some pretty delicious gluten-free items out there, and I’ve grown to love coconut milk creamers and almond milk in my smoothies. In addition, I sought out a nutritionist and had a full blood panel done to see what foods I’m sensitive to so I could know and understand my body better. Be sure to check with your own doctor before making any changes to your diet.
Overall, I have really begun to take my physical health and nutrition seriously. I am now in my thirties and I figure that whatever I am doing now will stick with me the rest of my life.
It is never too late to start setting goals! So when you make your resolutions, get out there and make them happen!