My goal in 2020 has been to walk more in the mornings. The dog enjoys it and walking in the morning means it gets done before other distractions take over. January has been a good month for walking for my husband and I (and our miniature Jack Russell, Bella). We have been walking 4 mornings a week, before the routine of busy school terms begins.
How are you going with your new year's resolutions? The end of January is the time when things can start unravelling! Maybe now is the time to re-consider your goals you set with great enthusiasm when you were on summer holidays on 31 December- were they realistic?
Remember change is hard but keeping your goals realistic and achievable helps you achieve them in the long term.
For us, it means adjusting our goal to aim for a morning walk from four times a week in January to once a week in school terms (plus the other activities we do like exercise classes and bike riding).
So don't feel guilty about making smaller goals if they are realistic. It is better to achieve something small than giving up altogether because your goals were too hard to achieve.
Leanne is an experienced dietitian who is passionate about helping people eat well.