But in practice, resolutions aren't always that great. It's easy to make huge, sweeping resolutions (I'm not eat carbs! I'm going to exercise every day! I will look perfectly put together at all times!) and then get discouraged when we have trouble changing our entire lifestyle immediately.
So, here's my advice: Start small. Take that first step. (Maybe: On Mondays, I will not eat carbs. I will exercise once a week for a month. I will dress up once a week.) And then build from there! If you want to change your life, start a little at a time and build momentum, not perfection. Perfection is hard, but if you slowly build momentum, that has real staying power. Build good habits, build a wardrobe you love, build a kitchen routine you feel good about, build a workout practice you look forward to. And build it a little at a time.
What's my resolution?
I like to keep my resolution simple. Every year I resolve one thing: Be happy! And every year, I do a pretty good job of it! I think it's important to seek happiness, to look at my life and make sure that what I'm doing makes me happy, or helps me do the things that make me happy.
This year I'm looking forward to happiness, and more studio time, more travel, and more time visiting my family.
But for those of you are are already resolving to hit the gym (possibly after you get over today's hangover) here's a cute workout style guide!