This post is sponsored by R.W. Knudsen but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Every year, there seems to be a new, popular diet trend that sweeps through everyone’s New Year’s resolution. The idea is fresh and exciting and the thought that this will be the year of new changes and a new ‘you’ energizes every bone in your body. The refrigerator is completely cleared out, grocery shopping becomes a new adventure, and everything is set for the transformation to the new you!
The new ‘you’ goes on a mission as you watch everything you eat, creating new habits of wellness, obtaining new memberships!
The balancing act of the new habits and the regular demands of life is a handful, but you manage. That is until you give way to one small indulgence, because, after all, it is all in moderation, right?
Well that one slip in habit becomes two, and then into five, and before you know it, the new ‘you’ has become the old ‘you’ once again, and the New Year was only a memory of the past.
Creating new habits takes time and consistency, but usually the demands of everyday life will reject that notion and have complete rule on what we do. Our so-called bad habits will always find its way in the driver’s seat because they are convenient and easy.
So how can we create new habits that become so ingrained in us, that we no longer fall back to our old, unwanted ways?
With the first month already out the way, I’ve found three easy ways to help me keep on track during my wellness journey to a new ‘me’.
Be Realistic. One certain way to fall short of any goal is to make them unattainable. I am not suggesting that shooting for the stars is a bad idea, but I am saying that to shoot for the stars without first creating a catapult of some sort, will be impossible.
My goal to my new me is to use food as a way of better fuel, rather than a source of comfort. I’ve been looking for better ingredients, eliminating sugar, and slowly moving into organic. With R.W. Knudsen, I’ve found just that, 100% natural ingredients that are Non-GMO. A simple glass of R.W. Knudsen Organic Beet Juice every morning has worked wonders so far.
Outline Your Plan. The hardest part in keeping new resolutions is forming a new habit, doing something that isn’t in your typical routine. Deciding how to structure in new habits shouldn’t be a matter of creating a whole new process, but instead, a matter of adding simple changes in your current routine.
Every morning, it is a habit that I eat breakfast, so adding a glass of R.W. Knudsen Organic Beet Juice is a simple change away from a morning energy drink. Or instead of running to the vending machine for a sugary, sparkly pick-me-up can be replaced with filling up my water bottle with R.W. Knudsen Just Tart Cherry Juice. Add some coconut water for a refreshing mix.
Don’t ‘Beet” Yourself Up. We slip up, and often, that is part of living and learning. Beating yourself up over the occasional slip up won’t help you achieve your resolution goals. My motto has always been handling things one day at a time.
Developing habits are hard. Developing habits that you don’t prefer is even harder. A habit that we enjoy is more likely to be incorporated into daily routines, making achieving goals more of a hobby than a task.
I haven’t been a fan of many workout drinks in the market. A lot of them are so sugary that long after the workout is complete, you still are in the high of workout mode. The past few weeks, I’ve used a mix of R.W. Knudsen juices and enjoyed my new wellness journey, mixing in sparkling water with R.W. Knudsen Just Tart Cherry Juice, or making sure my R.W. Knudsen Organic Beet Juice is nice and cold after a sweaty workout.
People don’t decide their future necessarily, they decide their habits. It is the habits of people that decide their future. Finding those small changes can lead to big improvements in the long run. Finding those small, convenient, and enjoyable changes can lead to big joy for life. The simple act of enjoying R.W. Knudsen juices have made tremendous impact on keeping my resolutions for the year so far, and I have no doubt that the rest of the year will be enjoyable.