LAST DAY OF THE YEAR…

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Here we are – looking at a new year ahead.

I contemplated not writing about NEW YEARS RESOLUTIONS.

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Last year (and likely every year before that), the most common New Year’s resolution was fitness-related.  A study published by the Statistic Brain Research Institute last year showed that roughly 50 million Americans pledged to increase activity and lose weight in 2017.

Despite good intentions, success was hard to come by.  Two months after pledging to become more active, only 37 percent of people in their 20s and 16 percent over age 50 had kept to their new fitness habit.

Behavior change is tough, even when the benefits of such a change are obvious!

Every time the holidays roll around, we make the same deals with ourselves: work out more, eat healthier food, sleep more and take more time for ourselves.  While those are all great things to incorporate into our lives, I find that BROAD goals rarely stick in the long run.

So let’s talk about RESOLUTIONS – but let’s set some specific goals!  Let’s set some S.M.A.R.T. goals and stick to them!!!

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For example, it’s not enough to say,

“I want to lose weight”.

It has to be more detailed, such as:

“I want to lose 15 lbs during the WOFB transformation challenge starting January 8, 2018 and ending March 31, 2018, by following the meal plan given to me and working out 4 times per week, one hour each workout.”

“I want to increase my water intake in January by drinking 8 glasses of water per day, starting with one glass in the morning upon waking up.  I will keep track of the H2O intake using my tracking app.”

Tomorrow is January 1st, 2018.  Does this mean that you will wake up a brand new person?  No, but it does mean that you are willing to give it a serious shot!

Together, let’s make 2018 the best year yet!!!!

 

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