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New Year’s Resolutions. Everyone asks what your New Year’s Resolutions are. Diet and exercise plans are everywhere. Overnight we are supposed to change into new and improved versions of ourselves.
Make your resolutions SMART they say. What does this mean?
S – Specific
M – Measurable
A – Achievable
R – Realistic
T – Timely
Does this work? We think NOT!!
Specific – Don’t get swept along with what everyone else tells you to do. Just because you see others doing it doesn’t mean that you need to have green/purple/orange hair or eat just lettuce leaves for a month. You need to tailor your resolutions to whatever suits, motivates and inspires you.
Measurable – You need to make sure you can work out what you set out to achieve. Lose an inch from your belly…. Measurable! Eat less pizza… slightly harder to measure! Look like Kim Kardashian…. Impossible!
Realistic – Don’t say I am giving up alcohol for the whole of January and then toast in the New year with a glass of anything alcoholic. Maybe need to think about that one?
Achievable – Don’t set yourself targets that just are not possible in the real world. Don’t say I am going to get a six pack and have the body of Adonis when the only six pack you are likely to get are a six pack of rolls from the supermarket!
Timely – Then who sets new year resolutions to start on January 1st when everyone has loads of food and drink still left in the cupboard from Christmas. It seems rude not to eat all the chocolates that you have been given as presents, especially knowing they will have a best before date and a waste to just throw them away – surely we have to finish them first then at least they are not a temptation.
We think SMART should stand for:
S – Socialise at least once every day
M – Measures, make them a double!
A – Assignment – I will get it completed before 23.59 deadline day
R – Raise a glass to winning one of the Banana Crumble Free weekly prizes
T – Tell everyone about Banana Crumble…….