Fresh Start in the New Year

December 29, 2019Miranda
The New Year is a great time to make a fresh start.

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The new year, a new decade is a great time to start fresh on your health goals. Build habits that help you become the best version of yourself.

New Years Celebration – Photo by Roven Images on Unsplash

As I’ve said before, I don’t make “resolutions” in the new year. I think the word just has a negative connotation. But I do think that it’s a great time to look back on the past year, reflect on the things that went well and the others that didn’t work out the way you planned.

After evaluating the last 12 months, I am sorry to say that the progress wasn’t what I hoped it would be. I didn’t reach my goal weight and as a matter of fact, I’ve gained weight. I’ve actually gained a lot of weight for my standards.

The weight gain has taught me something though. I had wondered if I was really happier in the 139-142 weight range. Was it really worth avoiding sugar and other carbs? Was it worth the recent discomfort of saying no when someone offers me dessert or bread?

The answer, without a doubt at this point… YES!!!

Yes, I am worth making healthy choices. I feel so much better.

Yes, I am worth keeping my carbs low. I am more comfortable in my body at a lower weight.

Yes, I am worth the discomfort of turning down dessert. One discomfort lasts a few minutes, the other follows me around at every waking moment in the form of extra padding (ie body fat).

Without a doubt, I am more comfortable when I’m at a lower weight, physically. My knees are hurting right now; could be the extra weight or the inflammation. Either way, I feel more youthful and energetic when I weigh less and eat more closely to a ketogenic diet.

The second lesson here – I need you guys, my readers, as accountability partners. I’ve been MIA from this blog since Thanksgiving and that’s when things started to really turn down a dark path for me. I really started to get relaxed, eating more carbs than I know I should. And the extra weight started piling on.

So now that the new year is upon us, I’m going to use this opportunity to start over.

Do you want to start over too? Do you want to build habits that help you become the best version of yourself? I can help you make a fresh start in the New Year!

Contact me at miranda@mirandaruckstuhl.com to work with me to build a better you.

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