Propel to Change All Year…

January 3rd, 2015 No Comments Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Well folks you know where I stand on this topic of waiting only for the New Year to make resolutions. In two words I don’t! Every day is a new frontier and affords us an ample opportunity to make small changes. Whether it’s a Monday, a Friday, a vacation day or any day of any season, it is always an opportune time to make better choices. Here’s a running list of ideas to consider now and to refer to all year though toward a better you:

DO – Aim to get & stay 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 & check out Skinny on Slim, The Little Black Dress of Diet Books.

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

DON’T – Weigh yourself every day. You’ll make yourself nutty.

DO – Talk with your fellow employees and employer about making your workplace healthier.

DON’T – Eliminate your favourite foods, you’ll just crave them so much more. Create a love affair with food!

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 – Choose half a plate of veggies & fruit at each meal… an easy way to enjoy your 5-10 each day.

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 AND finding out what’s in the restaurant food you frequent. Knowledge is power.

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

DO – Schedule your annual physical check up and dentist visit. Prevention is key.

DON’T – Take anecdotal advice from anyone. 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 awesome.

Ok, so there you have it, some food for thought as we propel ourselves into 2015. Upward and onward!

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