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Did you make a New Year’s wellness resolution? You started the year off with such enthusiasm and commitment to eating healthier and exercising more. However, February rolls around and you’re already falling off the wagon. It can be difficult to keep your wellness resolutions on track as the weeks go by.
I am guilty as charged. Year after year, I do the same thing. As one of those people who tends to dive in head first, after the first couple of weeks of change I find myself floundering. The extreme shift in diet usually leaves me feeling deprived, tired and a bit cranky. Next thing I know, I’m falling back into old habits.
Come February it’s time for a complete wellness resolution reboot. Here’s my strategy for getting back on track…
How to Keep Your Wellness Resolutions on Track
Don’t beat yourself up. Your intentions were good, and it’s okay that you steered off course. You’re only human after all. It’s important to forgive yourself. After all, it’s never too late to start over.
Reevaluate your plan. There is a good chance that the plans you made in early January were a wee bit too ambitious. Real change happens when you take baby steps, so slow down. Now is the perfect time to come up with a new strategy – something that’s doable.
Define specific, achievable goals and take a small step each day.
Reward yourself. I think it’s really important to acknowledge your successes. Treat yourself to a personal reward when you hit weekly and monthly goals.
Make sure to fuel your body. I know from experience that extreme dieting does not work. If you are surviving on a lettuce diet, you’re not going to have the energy you need to exercise, let alone get through the day.
The key to staying active and having energy throughout the day is making sure you eat and snack well. V8 Protein is a way to snack smart and get your wellness goals back on track.
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February is a new month, and I’m getting my wellness resolution back on track. Will you be joining me?
Ann Bacciaglia says
I have not tried the V8 Protein Bars yet. They look really good. I will have to pick some up to help me stay on track.
Getting back on track is something we probably all need a reminder to do once a month, LOL. I really need to try those bars. They look delicious!
LOL on the lettuce diet comment. I remember trying to eat just salad in my young adulthood. Def. not enough energy to get through the day. 😉
I love V8 products, they are always so yummy and perfect for a diet!
Chrystal @ YUM eating says
It is hard to not beat yourself up. I know that I need to get healthy – almost as if my life depends on it – yet I continue to make the wrong choices. I need to find my inner motivation. I know its there somewhere.
I didn’t know V8 had snack bars now! I need to get some to tuck into my gym bag!
Alice Chase says
i would love to try this. I don’t think I have seen these in my area yet but I’ll be on the look out now!
laurie murley says
I didn’t know they had bars, so nice would love to try them
Jerry Marquardt says
I like idea of those V-8 snack bars, I am going to have to try it out.
Chrissy Mazzocchi says
I really wanted to start eating better and I pretty much failed lol I’m going to pick some of this up asap 🙂