While New Year’s resolutions are abundant, keeping a New Year’s resolution is another story.
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
Yesterday we spoke of American statistics on New Year’s resolutions. Today we want to give suggestions on keeping a New Year’s resolution alive. We will use the goal of losing weight as an example, since that it is one of the top resolutions made by Americans each year.
BE REALISTIC You may want to lose 50 pounds in 3 months, but your New Year’s resolution can be to simply make better choices of foods that you eat.
BE SPECIFIC Write down your resolution and list specific items you will do to reach that goal.
• Cook/Order grilled or baked foods, not fried.
• Eat 3 servings of vegetables/fruit every day.
• Eat a nice size salad before lunch and dinner (hopefully you will eat less of the rest of the meal).
• It is nice to eat less fast foods, but for some people that is not realistic. Therefore, simply make better choices of fast foods.
• Find someone else with a similar resolution and work as a team: someone who wants to lose weight, exercise more, decrease their fried food intake, etc.
• Team up with co-workers on eating healthier lunches whether eating in or out of the office.
• Team up as a family on making better food choices and playing at the park more (the kids will love that last one).
A New Year’s resolution is made to be achieved! If you have not thought of a resolution this year*, then find someone who has and be on their team.
With all great accomplishments it is the little things that will get you there. So, make your resolution and set up your alliances early in the year. By focusing on the little things you will accomplish your New Year’s resolution before you know it!
Tomorrow we will discuss helping your children make a New Year’s resolution!
*Friday we will suggest some New Year’s resolutions that you may not have thought of!