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WDBJ7 Health Blog: New Years Resolutions

By LaRell Reynolds, WDBJ7 Blogger, lreynolds@wdbj7.com
Published On: Jun 17 2013 10:32:23 AM EDT
Updated On: Jan 01 2013 10:34:27 AM EST

It is a new year and it can be the year for change. Most people attempt weight loss as their resolutions. You would think I put it down as mine for 2012 but I did not. I actually wanted to succeed because most resolutions fail.

We get so energized for a new start that we rely on ourselves to have this insane boost of energy everyday. Well, that motivation slowly dies and days at the gym become fewer and fewer while trips to fast food joints increase.

I wish I had a brilliant idea to avoid this misstep we take on our resolutions. Maybe, we can try to have mini resolutions. Set our goals for 3-4 month long. Then, we can taste the finish line. We can renew our goals then so its something fresh through the seasons.

lets say we have 4 months to lose 20 pounds. Does that sound reasonable? or go to the gym at least 3 times a week. 

Making extreme goals can be unrealistic especially for a weight loss number on the scale. How about we take better lifestyle choices. Eat an apple a day at work or eat veggies as snacks. Once a week eat a salad for dinner. We could limit our soda intake to one a day or none.

What are your thoughts? Can we actually live a better lifestyle? (The answer is YES!)

Believe in yourself and the change will appear.

Tell me your New Years Resolution. I would love to help in any way I can think of. I love you all and wish you a great holiday. 

Stay tuned for more

Chimo,

LaRell

LReynolds@wdbj7.com