Death Doesn’t Wait for Resolutions; Neither does Diabetes or Heart Disease

This time of year you will probably hear everyone talking about how “after the holidays I’ll get back on track” with their exercise… their diet… their health. They are probably talking about the New Years Resolutions they will make come January 1st. They are waiting to make the healthy changes they need by putting a timeline on it. But is this the right thing to do?

Just because your resolutions might wait for January 1st, your health might not…

What if you found out that you had diabetes or were developing heart disease? Would you tell your doctor that you’re going to wait to start to lose weight until after the holidays? No. Because disease and death don’t wait until a holiday to take control of your life and neither should you.

It’s a sad state to put your health on the back burner and wait until everyone else is making the change according to the calendar. Just because everyone else is waiting to eat healthy, workout, and lose weight until the holidays are over doesn’t mean you have to. Because let’s be serious, we all know a few large dinners and get-togethers doesn’t derail your health. We can work around all of that, we just choose not to. So, let’s stop blaming the holidays and “this time of year.” Why live by the calendar when you can just live now? Take the time today to set your health goals, because even if you can wait on a resolution, the odds are not in your favor to succeed.

New Years Resolutions don’t work, never have worked and never will work. Studies show that within one week, about 1 out of every 4 fail to keep them. By June 1st, only 8% of people are still going to their resolution. (That’s less than 1 out of every 10 people.) Those are not great stats and those are not great odds of your resolution panning out.

Luckily, there is a better way.

Instead of setting “resolutions”, let’s look at it as setting well-formed goals for ourselves for well-formed reasons. We want to do this because we are more likely to stick to life changes when our hearts and minds truly believe in why we are doing it.

Superficial goals won’t motivate us over the long haul. Don’t focus on bigger biceps or a 6 pack. Don’t even focus on the exact number of pounds you want to lose. Focus on the bigger goal, because it’s more motivating. Pick a goal like true health and wellness. Saying things like, “I want to be healthy for my kids and my grandkids.” This keeps our hearts and our minds on the goal and makes it more likely that we continue to strive for it as well. And every time we look at our kids’ faces, we feel another motivating surge.

Your first move to avoiding the resolution disappointment is to stop waiting around to make resolutions and waiting around for these resolutions to fail you. Instead, start by making some well-formed goals. These will be goals with several guidelines that we will give you in great detail in our next post. These guidelines help you make goals you can actually achieve. Then, your next move will be to find a solution to help you reach your goals. That will be in our third post, goals that have motivated our friends on social media and even motivated us here at Morellifit.

So, take the first step now. Choose not to wait on your health. Make that choice and we will help you make that new goal a reality. You can do this by checking out our Custom Meal Plans and Custom Training Plans, where we design a nutrition program and workouts specifically designed for you, your body and your goals. Because in the end, your health and wellness are more important than waiting until “the right time.” Don’t wait on resolutions, act now and find solutions.

(Click here to read Part 2 – “5 Guidelines to Reaching Your Goals!”)

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