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Tuesday, January 08, 2013

I saw an article titled: "Worst New Year's Resolution You Could Make" and all I immediately thought was:

*No Resolution*

If you don't have hope and actually set a resolution, then how can you reach your goal, your dreams, your BEST YOU.

*I haven't read the article yet. Now, I have to go read it and see what it says.

I'm back... just went and read the article.

So, it's about "Revamping" and really setting better resolutions. Continue to revamp and set your resolutions all year. Here were suggestions from the article:

*Small and easy* to achieve without much extra effort. For example, start by adding just 10 more minutes of exercise per week (as opposed to the lofty goal of an extra hour, five days per week!).

*Specific and behavior-focused.* "Eat 3 servings of veggies each day" is a specific behavior that you can observe and measure while "eat healthier" is not easy to define.

*Designed with a reward in mind.* Hold off on purchasing that new jacket, gadget or smart phone app until meet your goal of exercising five days per week or completing your first 5K this spring.

*Taken on one at a time.* Overhauling your entire lifestyle at once can be too intense. Don't be afraid to focus on the exercise first, and start to eat healthier foods later (or vice versa).

****Reviewed and revised often.*** Revisit your goals at the end of each week to see how well they're working for you. Don't wait for the entire year to pass before you evaluate your progress or add in a new challenge.

Article: The Worst New Year's Resolutions You Can Make
Start Strong by Starting with the Right Goals
-- By Megan Coatley, Certified Behavior Analyst
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Member Comments About This Blog Post
    I agree- no thought about changing is def. the best way to NOT change.
    1895 days ago
    These are great, and I totally agree with it. Larry is jumped into an exercise resolution head first and of course, got burned out. I keep telling, just go for a walk for an hour. Rome wasn't built in a day.

    I honestly think that a lot of Americans have problems with eating and exercising because we (I'm excluding myself from this!) look at things in a black and white manner... either you are training for a marathon or you may as well sit on the couch. Ate a donut for breakfast? May as well keep eating all day. I think we would all be healthier if we realized that every meal and every day is a chance to start fresh!
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  • DRB13_1
    I like your belief that having a goal to shoot for is worthwhile.
    "Aim for the moon, even if you don't reach it, you will be amongst the stars."
    1896 days ago
    Great advice! Thanks for sharing! emoticon emoticon
    1896 days ago
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