As we’re getting closer to the New Year, it is resolution time for so many. I know a lot of you are thinking, “It’s too close to Christmas. I can’t start trying to lose weight now. I’ll start January 1.” January 1 comes, and you say, “I’m too tired….I’m not ready…I am too busy…[insert excuse here]…” You say, “I’ll start Monday.” Monday comes, and…well…you know the rest. You repeat this cycle over and over again, throughout the year, until it is Christmastime again. That Monday never comes, or if it does, you quit and then start all over. Forget all of that. Make a commitment to start over today. I don’t care if it is close to Christmas, if it is a Tuesday, a Saturday, or if it is 10 o’clock at night. Start NOW. There will always be plenty of excuses. If you wait for the day you have no excuses, you will be waiting forever.
This doesn’t have to be such a stressful process. I am on Christmas vacation right now myself. I am still enjoying meals with family and friends. I am still allowing myself treats. I’m just doing the best I can. Use vegetables as fillers and eat smaller portions of the “treat” foods. Get movement into your day whenever you can. This is your life, not a short-term crash diet. You can do this. If I can, I know you can. Believe in yourself.