When I hear the word resolution I think of lots of people all at once trying to do or be better for a short time, and then it stops. It's like the focus is only for a period of time. In the past, maybe you worked on something for only a few weeks and others for a few months, maybe even a year.
However, when you are thinking of making changes that involve losing weight (and wanting to keep it off) and becoming healthy, this is something that has to be considered carefully. It can't be something you only do for a few weeks or a few months until that cruise you have on the calendar or even just for a year. It has to be something that you are committed to doing forever. It becomes who you are. It becomes your lifestyle.
I know none of this is easy so it is important to just start small. Too much too soon can be overwhelming and discouraging. Not to mention, you may get burned out and have a desire not to continue. I know this was the case for me in the past. I started out strong and hard but then as time went on I teetered out and went back to my old ways. It was almost as if it was a contest to see how long I could go before I was back to eating and doing the things I was before.
After finding my way and figuring out this whole process there is a spark in me that so wants other people to understand that it will only work if they start slow and take baby steps to success. A baby can't go from being born to walking in a matter of weeks. Thus we can't expect to decide we are going to be healthy and only do it for a certain amount of time. It's a lifelong commitment.
There are so many things to consider when wanting to change your body. You need to map it out. The only way I was successful was to start out slow. Everyone is different, but I would suggest picking one thing this week that you haven't done in the past but are willing to try. It may be something to the effects of drinking 8 glasses of water, cutting out treats, or going for a walk. Pick something (just one thing) and write it down. Next week you can add to it and so on. Before you know it, you will have formed many new habits that contribute to a healthier YOU! And remember, you can do anything you put your mind to!
P.S.Don't worry, I'm planning to write something down and share it with you next.