Your top 3 New Year's Resolutions

Tis' the season to analyze your life!  Well, just a little bit-you don't want to go crazy.  This is your official top 3 New Year's Resolution List.  The list of all lists for the new year.  

Next year will be different because you'll choose to make it different and here is your start:

#3:  I will develop a routine.  The biggest contributor to successful weight loss for my personal training clients is routine.  Without it, life is chaos.  It provides the foundation for all of your behavior and gives you the consistency to reach a goal.  Whether it's eating, sleeping, or exercising, be sure to specifically determine your needs and lay out the groundwork for successful completion.

#2:  I will enjoy each day.  It's a shame when we need to remind ourselves to enjoy each day.  Over the last 10 years, I've learned from my personal training clients that people are, well, just not that happy.  I don't blame them.  With the overwhelming stresses of work, family, and Chicago sports, it is easy to be distracted from the fruits of life.  Although I wouldn't expect you to dismiss these stresses, I certainly encourage to change your perspective on them.  Life will throw challenges at you each day.  It's time to embrace them as learning experiences for growth and wisdom.  By doing this, you may look at these challenges in a more positive light and enjoy the process of living (not the achievement of results).

#1:  I will simplify my life.  Since there are many obstacles that you face daily, you want to simplify your life as much as possible.  After all, how can you find the solution when it's submerged under a mess of life.  Get rid of clothes, paperwork, and other random things in your closet/cabinets/trunk/yard/garage/basement that you haven't touched in 6 months.  Quit trying to multitask (are we really meant to multitask????).  Put things that you use daily in the same spot (i.e. keys, phone, etc.).  Consolidate bank accounts.  Save time by ordering what you need online.  Whatever you need to do, make sure it tightens up your life so that you don't overextend yourself any more.