If I hear the words "New Year, New You" one more time, I think I'm going to barf.
I mean, I love a good New Year's resolution as much as the next guy, but enough is enough.
The media and many industries (health & nutrition included) often jam this idea down our throats - that we need to totally revamp ourselves for the next calendar year. In my experience, wild overhauls of diet and exercise usually don't work well, and just leave us feeling deflated and like we have failed.
*(The exception to this would be, of course, my meal plan program Taste Success. In general, over the 5+ years we've been running it, it has proven to be very sustainable for the long term.)*
And the part that really bugs me is that the central argument for this "New Year, New You" concept - is that there is something wrong with you to begin with.
And that's just not true.
You - you are awesome. You are enough. And you deserve all the love and joy that exists in this world even if you don't make a damn resolution. Or even if you try something out for a while and it turns out to not work for you. All of these things are great.
So let's try something new this year. Let's try "New Year, Same You, and..."
The "and" gives you space to add in any old thing your heart desires. It has nothing to do with you being incomplete and everything to do with you adding more radness into your already amazing vessel.
If healthier food is something that you would like to add into your vessel, then I got your back! Click here for your FREE 3 Day Meal Plan Challenge. I'll be doing it alongside you this coming weekend of Jan 13-15. Join me!
As for my resolutions - it's New Year, Same Emily and trying to cut sugar out of my coffee. And also to have better boundaries (that's an ongoing practice!).
And I would love so much to hear from you!
In the comments below, finish this sentence:
New Year, Same *Your First Name Here*, and...
PS - I am fully aware that as part of the health & nutrition world - and someone with a business and stuff to sell - that it may seem weird that I'm not advocating wild changes. But I have just decided that this is a false dichotomy.
Sometimes wild changes are awesome and fun. And sometimes they suck. It's all about finding what works for you, and having space for what doesn't. And this will shift and change. The point is that you don't need to change in order to change something in your life.
And if you want to make some wild changes, without feeling wildly deprived, then I would be honoured if you checked out my sweet 90 day meal plan program, Taste Success. It is a great format for shifting into healthier eating patterns because it is totally supported (by me!) and guides you along the whole way, so that you never feel alone.
I'm doing it now. Perfectly? Nope. But none of this (waves hands around widely) is ever perfect. Don't let it get in the way of giving something a crack.
PPS: Here is a picture of me and Erwin at home on New Year's Eve. I took my nephews, who had just arrived from NZ, to Montana's (not the hippest - or healthiest - place to spend New Years) in a very sparkly top, and then we went home and cracked a bottle of my favourite bubbles - Summerhill Cipes Brut - and rang in the new year in the quietest way, with family from afar. It was lovely.
I wish you the best for 2018 and thank you so much for hanging out with me here :)
Whew! Longest PS ever! xoxo