New Year, REAL You

New Year, Real You (aka Foreal February)

Already messed up in January 2019? Didn’t finish your juice cleanse or couldn’t make it to the gym every day? Telling yourself, “Forget it, 2020 will be my year”?

Here at Cocoburg / Foreal Foods (oh yeah, btw we are changing our name, more on that here) we’ve got your back. We’re proposing a new concept for #ForealFebruary – “New Year, REAL you”.

Setting New Year’s resolutions is so 2012. According to U.S. News & World Report, 80 PERCENT of New Year’s resolutions fail by February!

We’ve all seen it, come January 2nd every treadmill is taken at the gym and you get slapped on the dreaded waitlist for your favorite group fitness classes. Once February 1st rolls around most exercise establishments now look like this…

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and McDonalds lines are out the door.

So why do these resolutions fail in the first place? Associating vague AF resolutions (I want to lose weight, drink less, travel more, eat healthy etc.) with a specific day of the year is setting yourself up for failure before you even begin. Our founder, Seth’s mantra is, “my resolution is to never have resolutions.” The idea is that you should be enacting change constantly; it’s an everyday reassessment of your goals/who you want to be – embracing the real you.

#KeepItReal with SMART Goals

Before creating a laundry list of things you want to change/fix, ask yourself is this goal SMART –

Specific Measurable Attainable Relevant Timebound

Example – “In 2019 I will do 10 push ups everyday to build strength.”

Specific not vague

Measureable – 10 push ups

Attainable – Can be done anywhere, doesn’t require equipment or gym membership

Relevant – Push ups will help you build strength

Timebound – Everyday

With #NewYearREALYou, we want to encourage you to #KeepItReal, and be the best version of your REAL self every day instead of struggling for 30 days to reach an unattainable idea of perfection that was sold to you by a toxic culture. How will you #KeepItReal in 2019?