Can you believe we only have 43 days left until 2018? It was just March! Wow! As the holidays approach, it is very easy to start winding down. You know...letting go of your morning workout regimen. Slacking on finishing that book. Snoozing through your early morning prayer time. Adding more cheat days to your diet plan. Well, let me tell you that now is not the time to slow down! You have to end this year strong!
Why lose your momentum only to have to fight to get it back in a couple of months? Keep the pace! Maybe there wouldn't be a need for new year resolutions if we would stay committed to what we started in the previous year. People who make working out a part of their lifestyle and stay committed to it don't need a "healthy living" resolution. Why? Because they never stopped! If you see things through, you won't need a resolution either.
Ecclesiastes 7:8 says,"“The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride." I truly believe that how we finish a year determines how we will start the next, not the other way around. I know it's easy to give in to the temptation to relax and slack off but you can do it! Hang in there! You might have to sacrifice now but the payoff will be amazing. When others are feeling disappointed because they quit, you will be basking in the glory of your accomplishment!
I know, I know...I messed up your plans to be mediocre but I really want to spare you the feelings of guilt and resentment. You can enjoy your holiday and still keep your committment. I know you think that no one will know that you quit, but you will know and that's more than enough reason to follow through. In the words of Marie Forleo, "Success doesn’t come from what you do occasionally, it comes from what you do consistently." Make a commitment to consistency because your success depends on it!!!
Happy Holidays! =)