Tag: New Year’s Resolution

Revitalize your Resolution!

Revitalize your Resolution!

I think every year we ALL say to ourselves, “I am going to lose 20 pounds (and so on).”   Then two weeks later we are back to our old habits.  The questions is, “Why do you fall off track?”  “What are the barriers?”   What IF…

Every little bite you take. . .

Every little bite you take. . .

Hopefully you haven’t lost hope for your New Year’s resolution yet.  And as I always say, if you have fallen off track a bit – no big deal – just pick yourself back up and start again!   From previous posts I have focused on…

Every little step . . .

Every little step . . .

Ok, so maybe your New Year’s resolution exercise plan might not be going according to plan BUT keep in mind any movement is great!  Studies have shown that even if you break up a 30-minute workout into three 10-minute workouts – it is still beneficial!

Just keep moving!  Of course we have all heard – use the stairs instead of the elevator, park farther away in the parking lot and so on.  Just increase your steps!  A pedometer is fun way to track your daily steps. 

After telling my husband how many steps I did at work – he wanted to try (to see if he could beat me – but he didn’t).   Why not make it a challenge against your spouse, co-worker, family or friend.  Nothing more motivating than a little competition.

KEEP MOVING!

Write it down

Write it down

So we are now six days into 2010 – how are you doing with your New Year resolution?   Did you write down your goal?  Are you keeping track of your progress? Something as simple as keeping track of your goals/progress in a journal or on…

New you in 2010!

New you in 2010!

Today is the day, a fresh new start, a clean slate – more motivation is finally here (and if it isn’t – don’t worry)! How can you be healthier in 2010?  Again, think small and specific – it doesn’t have to be anything big. Here…

New Year’s Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions

You are probably starting to think – ok the New Year is coming soon I am going to exercise five days a week for one hour, eat balanced meals, lose 15 pounds by next month and so on. 

Sometimes our New Year’s resolutions can be a bit complicated but SERIOUSLY – how long will we actually keep them because they are not realistic.

The key is to start out small.  An hour of exercise five times a week may a bit too much when you are not used to exercising at all.  Try 10 to 15 minutes and then increase it from there.

Set your goals very specific and small – give yourself boundaries.  Write it down on a calendar.  Something as simple as putting a smiley face or a sad face if you achieved your goal for the day.  You can even reward (non food reward, that is) yourself for all your “smiley face” days – such as getting that book you have been wanting for awhile.

Remember to make your goals small, specific and realistic!  If you fall off track the next day is always a new day. 

Here’s to happiness and health in 2010!