Sunday, January 17 is National Quitters Day, the day that most people are likely to quit their New Year’s Resolutions. I’m here to tell you not to do it! Don’t quit!
You started 2021 with a plan. Maybe you committed to a month of Whole 30. Or perhaps you registered for a gym membership with the idea of working out five days a week. You woke up on January 1, ready to go, and now, two weeks in, you’re tired. You’re sore in places you never thought possible. And, oh, God, you’re so hungry. This isn’t working out, you think to yourself. Maybe it’s time to just give up.
That, my friend, is not the answer!
You’ve Already Come So Far!
Seriously. Quitters Day is January 17 and that’s more than half the month gone! You are so close to locking in longterm, healthy habits, and it would be a shame to let all that hard work go to waste!
You’re Not Going To Feel Better By Quitting
If you give up on Quitters Day (or any day, really), you’re not going to feel better. In fact, whatever your reasons were for starting on your 2021 resolutions, you may even feel pretty down for abandoning those new commitments. If you bit off more than you could proverbially chew, there’s nothing wrong with adjusting your goals and expectations. Try making those changes before quitting entirely.
Results Will Come
Results don’t happen overnight. And sometimes, early results aren’t what you expect. Please keep in mind that progress rarely comes via a straight line they don’t happen in a few weeks. Right now, you might be seeing acne or bloat from increased water intake or a drastic change in diet. Your muscles could be so sore it hurts to laugh or raise your arms above your head. To add insult to injury, the number on the scale might have gone up in spite of your best efforts. This is so heartbreaking, but oh, so normal. Remember your “why”, stick with it, and those things will turn around!
You Can Do Hard Things!
Oh, yes you can! You are a beast, a warrior, a fighter, a queen! Sticking to your New Year’s Resolutions is not the hardest thing you’ve ever done, so don’t quit now!
You Will Be So Proud Of Yourself For Sticking With It
You may not realize it right now in this moment, but you are going to feel so darn proud of yourself when you succeed. All you have to do is get through this first month of your new, healthy routine, and that sense of pride will come flooding in. Believe me when I say, it is so worth it.
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How are you going to push through Quitters Day?