Start the year off with the TNT Healthy Life Commitment

Brandy Wismer

Start the New Year off right with a TNT Healthy Life Commitment to improve your health and well-being.

What’s in it for you and why bother?

Every year you read about New Year’s resolutions to make a change for the better. With over 88% of people who make a new year resolution failing to achieve them, why bother? Because in four words…it is worth it.

Recently I heard someone say, “I feel so much better when I start my day right, with 10 minutes of moving and stretching.” A small change with positive results. This is a great example of a “TNT Habit” (Tiny, New, Tangible).

Set yourself up for success by making a wellness goal tied to TNT habits that are concrete, achievable and sustainable. A resolution is abstract. However, building a new habit to meet a goal is concrete, measurable and you know when you have achieved it. The key to long-term success is making any goal a habit first.

Here are three examples of new year’s resolutions that overwhelmingly fail versus habits that overwhelmingly succeed.

Resolution: Eat healthy food vs. TNT Habit: Start substituting that one daily morning pastry or sugary cereal for fresh fruit.

Resolution: Lose weight vs. Habit: Five times a week, go for a 20-30 minute walk around the block.

Resolution: Manage stress vs. Habit: Take five-10 slow, deep breaths throughout the day whenever you are feeling stressed or anxious.

Next Steps: Set yourself up for success!

Step 1: Define Your Goal and potential TNT habits to get there.

Figure out what you want to change or goal you want to achieve.

Explore possible TNT (Tiny, New, Tangible) habits to get on the road to your wellness goal.

Step 2: Get Started on Your TNT Healthy Life Plan

Set one to three TNT habits (Tiny, New, Tangible) habits that will help you achieve your healthy life goal

Be realistic

Make sustainable lifestyle decisions, not temporary “quick fix” changes

Put it in writing

Enlist a support team of friends and family to help you maintain focus

Engage the help of a medical or fitness professional to help guide you as needed with your TNT Healthy Life Plan.

Let technology help you track your success (food and fitness trackers are great tools)

How to get started on your TNT Healthy Life Plan

Join us in February for tips to help you get started on your own TNT Healthy Life Plan. Watch the message board and your weekly HOA email for more information on this free seminar.

Brandy Wismer, M.S.Ed, 200 RYT, is a resident of Robson Ranch and teaches yoga at the Ranch. She is committed to sharing the power and impact of making small and sustainable lifestyle decisions to build a strong and healthy mind and body.