Spring Break. March Madness. St. Patrick’s Day.
The Fat Pants Tri-Fecta
School’s out for the week. The Jayhawks won the Big 12 tournament. (My Dayton Flyers slid into the tournament at the #7 seed.) And Kansas City loves a parade. Translation: Doughnuts for breakfast, queso in the afternoon, and green beer at night. We have a lot to celebrate. (Or if you’re an MU fan, you have a lot to mourn.)
We’ve made it to March which means that you’re either killing it with those resolutions and enjoying the benefits of your new healthy habits OR you’ve given up on them and are already looking to 2017. According to Gretchen Rubin (habits guru, author of Better Than Before), when we try to form and keep habits, we often look for loopholes – justifications that excuse us from keeping our new habit. This week might promote the “This Doesn’t Count Loophole” (I’m on vacation! But my team is in the Final 4 this year! I’m Irish!) Sound familiar? I’ve used all of these myself (100% Korean, but lifetime Notre Dame fan).
Well, good or bad, it all counts. “Later” will come sooner than you think. With a graduate degree in Sport Psychology, I’ve worked with successful athletes and peak performers off the field. Those who experience the best results are the ones who quickly get back on track after a missed shot, failed business deal, or hard rejection. Don’t let one meal become the whole day. Or one week of become the whole month. You’ve got this. We’re here to support you.