FEAR OF JANUARY
No, no, no…it can’t be…the year’s gone by so fast. That’s what they all say. But surprise, January follows December with its gobs of gluttony and inactivity (other than raising your fork rapidly and repeatedly.) You’re flattened by fruitcake; you’ve led the March of the Marshmallows…What happened to last year’s resolutions? Opps, slipped away we guess. Once again you’ve shown no more moral stamina than a noodle. But no beating yourself up here. Not a good way to start the year. It might help to know that you’re in the majority. 24% of people who make New Year’s Resolutions crumble in the first week. 78% fail to stick to them at all. And here’s something to consider; 48% of men don’t ever bother to make any resolutions. 39% of women don’t. Guess they know themselves pretty well. But let’s talk about you. You want to make some changes. You plan to make a list of resolutions for 2017.
Before you start, however, consider some of these words of wisdom:
One very wise man said; “A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.”
Mark Twain said; “New Year’s Day is the accepted time to make your annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.”
According to Oscar Wilde, “Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.”
Hmmm, pulverizing New Year’s resolutions doesn’t seem to be a new phenomenon.
HEALTHY HABITS GONE AWOL
You know exactly when and where you fell off the health wagon. First, you probably made last year’s list longer than War and Peace. Totally unattainable. (What were you thinking?) Then you went through your yearly mantra:
I will make healthy resolutions.
I have the will.
I think I will.
I hope I will.
Will this year really be different than any other year?
If I don’t stick to my resolutions, I will definitely be pissed, frustrated and disappointed in myself.
As we said, the place to start isn’t with debilitating negativity.
To help, we’re going to give you just three (3!) resolutions to try to stick to. Three, not so difficult, huh?
- Diet and Exercise (c’mon, you knew this had to be one of them)
- Being good to yourself.
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE RIDICULOUSLY HYSTERICAL
According to ABC News, America’s top 2016 New Year’s Resolutions:
- Enjoy life to the fullest (45.7%)
- Live a healthier lifestyle (41.1%)
- Lose weight (39.6%)
- Spend more time with family and friends (33.2%)
- Save more, spend less (30.1%)
- Pay down debt (27.5%)
Last year’s most commonly broken promises were:
- Lose weight and get fit
- Quit smoking
- Learn something new
- Eat healthier and diet
- Get out of debt and save money
- Spend more time with family
- Travel to new places
- Be less stressed
- Drink less
Just too too much to start out with, which means too too many ways to fail.
Which is why we’re cutting down your resolution list to three.
And for a little bit of levity on the topic, thought we’d share some of these resolutions with you just to enforce your own choices.
This year, I will:
- Stop Instagraming photos of food no one else gets to eat
- Prepare for the future by worrying about it
- Use more deodorant and wash less to save water
- Shop for clothes 3 sizes too small intending to get into them
- Get help for my device addiction
- Bench-press 100 lbs. and lie that it was much, much more
- Encourage my kids eat whatever they want
- Avoid gin smoothies before work
- Let the lawn go wild
- Apply to Survivor
- Apply to The Bachelor (or Bachelorette)
I RESOLVE TO DO THINGS I MIGHT ACTUALLY DO
So, you don’t feel your best. But it’s important to know that there are many things you could blame it on other than your unmet and ignored resolutions from last year. Consider this; a lot of what you’re feeling could be due to unbalanced hormones. Hormones are chemical messengers freestyling it through your blood steam at will. Messing up how you feel, at will. That’s why you should make it a must-do to see Dr. Stephen A. Goldstein, M.D., F.A.C.S at Denver Hormone Health. Dr. Goldstein is a leader in the field of hormone therapy. With a caring consultation and simple tests, he can determine exactly what’s out of whack and tailor a treatment uniquely for your needs.
Want to start this year out right?
Call for an appointment to find out how Dr. Goldstein can help.
And get your ommmmms on.