Make Every Day January 1st
By Meggan Larson
I keep seeing people post things like “February 1st is the new January 1st because I was still dealing with 2018 stuff all month.” Ummn no. Do you know what that does when you keep postponing the day that you’re going to get all your stuff together and get on track? It never comes! Literally, you keep pushing it and pushing it further away and then there’s no accountability and you’re always in New Years Eve mode. That is NOT a place to hang out in y’all.
New Year’s Eve is super fun but do you know what else it is?
An excuse. “Oh, it’s New Year’s Eve! I’ll get back on my diet tomorrow”. We’ve all said it. I have literally shoved dessert into my mouth as fast as I can on New Year’s Eve while all of my friends counted down to midnight. It’s still a joke several years later! I can laugh at it now but that was seriously my mentality then. We can’t camp out in New Years Eve mode! It gives you an excuse to eat that garbage you know isn’t healthy and it makes it okay in your mind because tomorrow you’ll do better. What if tomorrow never comes? I don’t mean that in a morbid way. I just mean that what if you keep pushing the date you’re going to get back on track further and further away? Do you think that’s going to help you get to your goal? Of course not!
Maybe we should start treating every day like it’s January 1st. Every day you do better. Every day you eat healthily. Every day you go to the gym because every day is January 1st! There are no more massive gorging parties to stuff your face at (and by “party” I mean every night between supper and bed when you’re all of a sudden starving to death but only junk food can save you). Every day push yourself to do better, to be better. You won’t be perfect because no one is. You’ll mess up, you’ll fall down, you’ll eat an entire box of donuts (okay maybe I’m the only one who has done that). It happens! What you won’t do though is push your start date to another month giving you the rest of that month off so you can eat a bunch of junk and gain even more weight. So treat every day like it’s New Years and stop putting off for tomorrow what can be done today.
~ Meggan 🙂
p.s. As always I’d love to hear from you so if you have any questions or comments please comment below or email me at Meggan@thelaundrymoms.com
Meggan Larson is a wife, mom of three, and challenge overcomer! Being diagnosed with a rare form of cancer and undergoing aggressive chemotherapy when her second born child was only three months old, gave Meggan an expected twist to her life. Dealing with pregnancy weight gain and the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Meggan’s weight soared to over 228 pounds. Feeling humiliated with no desire to socialize, Meggan was desperate for a change. Shortly after losing 20 pounds with the Trim Healthy Mama program, Meggan found out she was pregnant with baby number three, which ended in an emergency C-section and unexpected hysterectomy. Despite the challenges she faced, Meggan has just celebrated her one year “trimiversary”, and her success of releasing just over 60 pounds! Meggan is confident that her success on plan is “doable” for anyone looking to gain back their health and wanting to live a trim and healthy lifestyle!