Submitted by Kelly Devine Rickert, MS, RD, CSSD, LDN, Registered Dietitian/Health Coach, Franciscan WELLCARE
With 2013 ending and 2014 in full swing, we need to focus on our health and fitness goals once again! What are your New Year’s Resolutions? Did you meet all of your health and fitness goals last year? If not, here are some tips on how to make a better New Year’s Resolution!
- Write down all of you goals for the up coming year and keep them in a journal or in a safe place so you can reference it often. (I keep mine in my wallet so I can look at them everyone now and again)
- Make short and long term goals with an end date in mind.
- Be realistic!!!!
- Exercise, Exercise, Exercise! Exercise is key for optimal health and for faster results. Plan your exercise sessions in your daily planner just like you would schedule any other appointment. That way, you can plan accordingly (bringing your workout clothes with you to work so you can hit the gym on your way home) and make exercise a priority.
- Make yourself accountable for your new goals. Enlist family or friends to help you attain those New Year’s Resolutions.
Remember these are goals for the whole year, not just for January! Look over your goals every month so you can evaluate if you are on task. If you aren’t, it’s not the end of the world! Give yourself a break. Set a new goal and you’ll be on track again in no time!