It’s been less than a week and already I’m guilty of breaking a resolution so new, so shiny and hopeful, it might have been mistaken for an auditionee on the X-Factor.
Born To Run (Tomorrow)
“Run!” I said, brightly. “I’ll run for 30 minutes, 3 times a week. That’ll be easy.” Then a child got a temperature and some mild, non-specific illness, a gingerbread house demanded that I eat it, and a few other things threw themselves in between me and my running shoes.
And so I didn’t run. I glance guiltily at my kit, neatly folded in the drawer, before slamming it shut so it can’t stare balefully back at me.
But you know what? If you break a resolution, it really, really doesn’t matter. It’s not made of glass. It hasn’t shattered shards of failure across the whole year. Climb back into the saddle and have another go.
Alkaline Water Smoothies!
On the plus side, I didn’t break my other main resolution. Fresh smoothies made with a shot of chilled alkaline water have so far rocked every morning of 2016.
If you’ve stuck to your resolutions, congratulations! Have a delicious glass of alkaline water and a squeeze of lemon and toast your success. If, like me, it’s taking a little longer than anticipated to work all of your resolutions into your life, then don’t sweat it. But don’t give up either.
Don’t tell yourself that you’ve failed; just say that you’re starting a week later. Resolutions are positive things to aspire to, not a stick to beat yourself with.
If you find that you’re feeling negative about resolutions that have gone awry, then try standing in front of a mirror and repeating your resolution out loud, to your reflection. Then energize yourself with a long glass of alkaline water, or if you’re lucky enough to already own a GoodLife Bottle then blow away the cobwebs with a bracing walk or hike.
Project yourself forward and imagine the effect of your chosen resolution; donating more to charity, be it time or money, will make you feel good and others will benefit. Giving up refined sugar and processed foods will help you to feel less sluggish. Imagine the stronger and more toned-looking you after a few months regular gym attendance.
So I’ve tweaked my resolution. Instead of forcing myself out on a gloomy evening, when I’m tired, I now go for my run in the morning, while the world is waking up.
Your resolutions aren’t set in stone; change aspects if you need to, rather than abandon them. Don’t let anyone tell you that you’ve failed, but instead point out that improvement and changes are works in progress.
Whatever your experience so far in 2016, one of the very best things you can do for your health is to stay hydrated and energized, so keep drinking alkaline water and check out our ionizers here.
Here’s to a happy and healthy 2016!