Wednesday, January 13, 2010

I can never keep my New Year's resolutions.

Answer: Busted!

You’ve made your New Year’s resolutions. But how do you keep the momentum going?
  • Do a goal check-in. Make sure you have set realistic goals with measurable results.
  • Have a plan. Map out how you will make your goals a reality.
  • Avoid an all or nothing mentality. Focus on the positive changes you are making, not what you aren’t doing. View setbacks as lessons for growth.
  • Build in accountability. Use tools like
MyPyramid Tracker to monitor your food intake and physical activity.
  • Get and enlist a support system. Determine who will be helpful in your efforts and who will not. Spend time with those that will support your efforts, not bring you down.
  • Beware of emotional or other types of eating. We eat for many reasons other than hunger. Start to tune in to the type of eater you are.
  • Practice positive self-talk. Too many times we are our own worst enemy. Turn negative self-talk around and think positive thoughts. Talk to yourself as you would to your best friend.
  • Ensure your success by making your New Year’s resolution a lifestyle resolution. Take it one day at a time. You can keep your healthy resolutions throughout the year and make those lifestyle changes a permanent reality!

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