One thing I notice every January is how active and healthy people get. My friends are all really sporty anyway, but some of my classmates (and tons of our teachers) get all into eating ultra healthy and exercising… for about a month.
Then they start complaining about how they can’t stick to their new routine, and they quit.
That’s why I don’t like New Year’s resolutions.
I think people should just skip the whole ‘New Year’s resolution’ thing, and just make little changes. Like, line up some healthy after school snacks, so they don’t get tempted by junk food. Walk a bit more. Drink a bit more water. (Soon it becomes a habit.)
Or get into an activity that’s fun.
If it’s not fun, how can you be expected to stick with it!
If you don’t have any sports or activities that you like already, try something new! (Our tennis club had a ‘Come Try Tennis’ afternoon, and it was really popular.)
The big deal is to not get down on yourself if you have a day that you eat a bunch of junk food or act like a sloth (that is, lay around).
Just try to have healthier habits the next day. (And the next!)
So, if you’re trying to feel great this year, take it easy on yourself… and just take a step at a time.
Bye for now,