Propel to Change All Year

December 28th, 2010 No Comments

Well folks you know where I stand on this topic of making New Year’s resolutions. In two words I don’t. What’s so magical about January 1st anyways? If this is your only day to make a plan and check it twice you’ve got an excuse to be naughty and not nice whole year before pulling up your socks until next New Year’s – nay nay. Any day is a good day to make a goal to better yourself. I thought I’d make a list of ideas to consider now and to refer to all year though.

DO – Aim to get more active every season of the year.

DON’T – Eat with distractions, especially in front of the TV.

DO – Work toward having more meals together as a family.

DON’T – Start any fad diet.

DO – Try a new easy, healthy recipe every few weeks and aim to cook more.

DON’T – Weigh yourself every day. You’ll go batty.

DO – Talk with your fellow employees about making your workplace healthier this 2011.

DON’T – Eliminate your favourite foods, you’ll just crave them like crazy.

DO – Plan to make food choices using all of the food groups.

DON’T – Follow the crowd, follow your own inner voice and plans.

DO – Take the RealAge test once per year. It’s VERY insightful.

DON’T – Make excuses. Trust me, there are people worse off than you, so tune your attitude in.

DO – Get in the habit of reading food product labels. Knowledge is power.

DON’T – Change your plans like the wind changes direction every time the news reports on a different study.

DO – Take your annual physical check up and dentist visit. Stay on top of things because prevention is key.

DON’T – Take anecdotal advice. Just because Aunt Jane is a smart accountant, doesn’t mean she knows squat about nutrition.

DO – Work in small rewards and love yourself more.

DON’T – Aim for perfection. That’s as unrealistic as the hills are old.

DO – Work on looking and feeling better. You may do better when you feel great.

Ok, so there you have it,  some food for thought as we propel ourselves to the New Year.

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