Word of the year is all the rage right now, but what does it really mean? How do you pick a word and how can it help you?
Picking a word is unlike New Year’s resolution. It is meant to help you move forward into the person that you want to become. It means to bite off one piece at a time. Instead of saying, I am going to lose 50 lbs this year, you can say that is my long term goal, but my short term goal is to track my food intake.
My word this year is INTENTIONAL. Let’s explore how to use this word in your wellness.
INTENTIONALLY set yourself up for success by;
Meal planning. Every Sunday (or whatever day of the week works for you) you sit down and plan out meals and snacks for the week. Look at what worked the last week and what didn’t. Shop for necessary groceries. INTENTIONALLY reevaluate every week.
Schedule your workouts (including “accidental workouts” ie: helping a friend move or walking to work/store/whatever). INTENTIONALLY give yourself a high five when you complete one workout, then another.
Give yourself a goal or focus for the week/month. Example: Blogilates is doing a challenge on their website (https://www.blogilates.com/100abchallenge-begins-jan-1st-you-in/) and if I follow each day, at the end of the month I get to buy a book on my wishlist.
Adjusting and modifying your workouts or food plan. If you are doing a challenge one month and that didn’t work for you (not motivating) then find something else (ie: I will burn 700 kcals every day this month or I will drink 64oz of water every day this month).
I will be intentional with my accountability partner.
I am creating a vision board with words and pictures that reflect my goals for the year using this word, that is in a place in my house that I look at every day.
These habits will also help you when you lose the weight or reach your wellness goal. This year I will help you develop habits that will push you into a new phase of your wellness. HAPPY NEW YEAR!