It’s April– How’s Your New Year’s Resolution Going?

How on earth is it April already? Ever since I graduated college I feel like I have no sense of time. It probably doesn’t help that I live in Florida, where seasons are virtually non-existent. However, I just realized that I’ve been out of college for almost an entire year. This time last year I had no idea where I was going to work, what career I would pursue, or what the next year of my life would be like. It’s hard to believe that I’ve lived almost an entire year out of school now! 

Anyways, on that note— I also realized that a third of 2019 is already over and New Year’s resolutions don’t just exist in January.

This year, my resolutions were to be consistent with my blog, eat clean, and workout 6 days a week. Believe it or not, I’m actually doing pretty well this year. 2019 might have started off a little rough in the blogosphere (I didn’t get my first 2019 blog up until March), but for the most part, I’m doing a pretty good job with my resolutions. 

I’m not here to pat myself on the back though. There have definitely been occasional slip-ups this year. Besides my previously mentioned blogging slip-up, I’ve definitely had unhealthy food and skipped my workouts here and there. However, I think everyone needs to give themselves a little slack with New Year’s resolutions. They don’t need to be so black and white.

It’s ok to mess up here and there as long as you acknowledge it and get back on track as soon as you can.

One thing that’s really helped me this year with my health goals is my Fitbit. I talked a little bit about it in my anxiety blog, but I got a Fitbit Versa for Christmas and I’m obsessed. I love that it tracks my heart rate, how many calories I burn, steps, and exercise. I sync my Fitbit app to my Cronometer app on my phone so I can track my calories and see how much I can eat for the day depending on my activity level. Instead of plugging in an estimated metabolic rate, I can get an accurate reading from my Fitbit. That’s just a little health hack I love. I also love tracking my macros and vitamins on Cronometer. Since one of my goals was to eat a better diet, getting that visual representation of my macros really helps inspire me to meet my goals. 

As far as my blogging resolution— you can see how that’s going. It obviously, it started out a little rough. I’m sure a lot of people can relate to this. It was mid-March and I hadn’t made a lick of progress on my goal. Maybe some of you are in that position right now. If that’s the case, make yourself the resolution to get back on track now. It doesn’t matter that it’s not New Year’s anymore.

Make your New Year’s resolution on your own schedule if you missed it in January. 

Take baby steps. New Year’s resolutions don’t have to be an all or nothing deal. It’s OK to have days where you eat an entire basket of chips at a Mexican restaurant as long as you autocorrect and adjust as soon as possible. Heck, it’s OK to start up a New Year’s resolution in April– even May! My point is, it’s never too late to start working towards a goal. Take a look at your New Year’s resolution situation and make some adjustments if necessary.

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