Monday, December 30, 2013

New Year, New Beginnings

Have you ever made a New Year's resolution and not kept it? Maybe the better question to ask is how many New Year's resolutions have you actually completely followed through on? 

Once the ball drops in Times Square many people vow this will be the year to lose weight, to get healthy, exercise daily, and the list goes on. But let's be honest, only a small fraction of people will ever actually follow through on said resolutions. So why not vow to make a New Year's resolution that is actually doable? 

Set a goal such walking for thirty minutes each day instead of aiming to go to the gym every morning before work. Thirty minutes a day can easily be squeezed into 10 minute increments and it doesn't seem as daunting as a fully hour before work. 

Maybe you want to eat healthier in the new year. Do not try to go cold turkey and cut out all "junk food." Chances are if you try to go cold turkey you will give up. Instead, try slowly cutting out junk food and replacing it with a healthy food instead. 

If you usually snack on Cheetos try snacking on baby carrots or apples smeared with peanut butter. If you normally eat a greasy fast food hamburger with fries and a coke for lunch try ordering a salad with grilled chicken, never fried chicken, and if you must have fries order a small and unsalted fries (these will also be the freshest fries because they will have just come out of the fryer and have not been salted yet).

By making a few simple changes you can make yourself healthier which will make you feel better, and more confident. Set an attainable resolution for the New Year and improve your life and your health in the New Year!

Happy (almost) New Year! Have a safe and fun night!

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