How to Start the New Year with Healthy Resolutions!

Happy New Year!! 

By now, you are all resting and probably still digesting all the wonderful holiday food you have had!  I hope the holidays were a blessed time for you and your family.  It is not too early to be thinking about the new year and what changes you can start to make to ensure that 2015 will be healthy and happy for you and your family!

Let’s start thinking about the simple and effective ways you can start the new year.  Let’s work to set your goals and make them happen!

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Start Simple

 

Setting fitness and nutrition goals doesn’t have to be the daunting task that is can sometimes be.   There are some very simple ways to tackle your goal setting writer’s block!

  • Keep it simple
  • What you are doing that already works for you?  Stick with that.
  • Make your goals SMART – Specific, Measureable, Assignable, Realistic and Time-Related. More on this later.
  • Use this cheat sheet to get started – it is concise and is a great reference tool!  5-Habits-Cheat-Sheet

Don’t overwhelm yourself!  Take it slow and stay consistent.  

Make a list of your goals based on the SMART concept.  Let’s use the example of eating healthy.

  • Specific:  make your goal outcome based.  “I want to lose 10 pounds in January”
  • Measurable: identify a method to track your progress
  • Assignable: who will do it?  YOU!
  • Realistic: go easy on yourself and don’t set the bar too high
  • Time-Related: specify when you want to achieve the results, i.e. 10 pounds in January

From here, we can take the approach of putting these goals into action.  Write them down, post them all over the place – in your car, on your mirror, on your fridge.  See them everyday and inspire yourself.

Here are a few more tips to help keep you on course. 

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I can help you achieve your goals!  Contact me to schedule a consultation and stay tuned for the upcoming Nutritional 8 Lesson Curriculum.  Let’s make 2015 YOUR YEAR!

 

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