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Here comes 2022

As we end 2021 and begin 2022 we hear our friends and family talking about lofty goals, well intentions and resolutions.

I started writing this blog just before the end of 2021. Now, we are only three days into the New Year and everything has changed once again. Yes, it’s hard to hear but in my gut I knew this was coming. The worst part is we keep doing the same things over and over and expecting a different outcome. I thought about that and this is why this blog is even more important. Being consistent is always the key to success in anything, but also a willingness to change course when needed and adapt a sensible plan also leads to success.

Whatever the next little while brings in your life, pick a few things to keep life consistent and stick with them, your mental health will thank you.

And as always, we are here to help and support you, we are always up for a chat so reach out as often as needed!

Below is the original blog. I hope it inspires you!

L&L xo xo

Consistency is a word we all know the meaning of; and yet too often we lack it in our daily life. As we end 2021 and begin 2022 we hear our friends and family talking about lofty goals, well intentions and resolutions. I say lofty because generally we make huge goals as if we almost want to fail quickly and be discouraged, it’s the easy out and a safety mechanism. It’s easy to get caught up or set a big goal but without consistency and a good thought out realistic plan we won’t see that goal reached throughout 2022 or by the start of 2023.

All too often by the end of January those goals are long gone. To make radical change in our lives is very hard and even more difficult to stay consistent, for instance saying you will no longer eat sugar isn’t necessarily realistic and that’s why by the first Thursday in January you’re looking for the chocolate from your kids stockings.

Consider making a plan for consistency. Anything you bake or make you switch the refined sugar for natural alternatives and instead of having a high sugar drink you switch to a bubbly alternative. Even making a conscious effort to read the caloric and ingredients on a package when you shop will help to remove excess inflammatories and sugars in your intake.

This is no different for fitness. Research shows that 95% of resolutions made are fitness related and on average most resolutions fail within 36 days. This is because we make a bold plan like exercising 6 days a week and only eating clean. In our mind this is what works but in reality you may not have the actual spare time to do this or it becomes too overwhelming. Instead, make a consistent plan of 1-2 days a week of movement, as this becomes consistent then increase the times of week or add an additional goal of walking outdoors or having an active family day per week. The key to success is consistency and balancing your goals within the lifestyle you already have.

Here are some tips to help your resolution last past Valentines Day!

  • Only you can make it happen, nobody will do it for you.
  • Take big goals and break them into tiny goals.
  • Give yourself gratitude along the way.
  • Understand the pluses and minuses of your goal ( What happens if?)
  • Be accountable to yourself.
  • Every sincere attempt represents a lesson learned to help you to your goal.
  • You can always start again. We have 365 days in a year.
  • Forget perfection aim for progress
  • Have some fun along the way!

We can’t wait to see you in person as soon as possible!

XO Leslie & Lindsey