A new year brings all sorts of wonderful possibilities. A chance to reflect on your life and choose the habits you’d like to adopt and those you want to lose. Whether your New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight, start a new hobby or read a book every month, changing a person’s habits is a process that can be challenging—so many resolutions fall by the wayside. Instead, you have to reprogram your human operating system to make it stick.
Those who know Tara Aucoin will tell you she is a woman of great resolve. Tara is the Area Developer in Louisiana and Texas for Roly Poly Sandwiches. She is positive, fit, and always full of energy. Tara shared some of her secrets to help stick to our resolutions this year. Visit the new location on Corporate Boulevard, downtown on North Boulevard, or just have them deliver. Click here for more tasty options to keep you on track.
One thing at a time
You might be tempted to go crazy adding goals to your list—especially in January and February when you are feeling eager and ambitious. Instead, choose one resolution to tackle at a time. When you’ve mastered that one—or at least made major headway—add the next. A person’s mind can only focus on changing one habit at a time, so an ambitious overload can result in feeling overwhelmed and giving up all together.
Think affirmations instead of resolutions
This one is simply a perspective shift. We tend to set resolutions in future tense: I will drink more water, I will be more positive, I will go to the gym more. Fine aspirations, but what if you shift your lens a bit? Try: “I feel so much better when I’m hydrated, so I’ll have another glass of water”; “I choose to be happy and let go of negativity”; and “I love my energy after yoga, I’m going to a class today.” Doesn’t that feel better already?
If you resolve to lose weight or just get healthy, that’s too broad. Be specific: Three days a week I will eat a healthy lunch. It’s realistic and simple and you can actually do it.
Counting calories is a simple way to pave the road to healthier living. When you feed your body calories that also pack in vitamins and minerals, you will notice an immediate difference in the way you feel. You think more clearly and have the energy to keep up with your busy schedule. It’s surprising to see how fresh, delicious and power-packed ingredients actually carry fewer calories than their drive-thru alternatives. Tara and her team have your back—they can even deliver your power-packed lunch to keep you on track. Click here to see the nutritional power of a Roly Poly meal.