Posted by Eric Hofmann on Sunday, January 12, 2014 Under: Health and Fitness blog

Hello everyone! It has been sometime since our last post. About a month or so. I hope your holidays and new year have been everything you had hoped for. With it being the new year comes - resolutions and how things are going to be different this year. More times than none it is some kind of health and fitness resolution. Usually something along the lines of "losing some weight", "promising to eat less snacks throughout the day", "perform X amount of cardio throughout the day", etc. While these goals may be a good thing. And I am happy you are thinking about them. They are however flawed from the beginning usually setting yourself up for failure. When making a goal or new year resolution you should be more focused on making a lifestyle change instead of putting a band-aid over the problem.

Here are a few ideas to help with your new year resolution. Whatever it might be:

  1. Make small changes - don't just change everything in one day. You will go back to your old way within weeks. Slowly ween yourself into the new you!
  2. Write your resolution/goal down. And put it somewhere you can see it daily. (i.e.) computer screen, sock drawer, bathroom mirror, steering wheel.
  3. Allow yourself a cheat day - at least once a week. Whatever your goal might be let's say it is to stop eating junk food. Allow your self an opportunity to eat those guilty calories at least once a week. It will help you mentally. 
  4. Give yourself time to work on your new goal. (i.e) your goal is to be healthier whether it be losing weight or putting on muscle. You need to give yourself time each day to do this. And, remember every month, week, day is something special to someone. Wedding, birthday, retirement party, death, birth, etc. That is the worst excuse to get caught in. Commit yourself to YOU and your time set aside each day for YOU. You will be happy you did each day you do it. 
  5. Finally, chart/note your progress and keep modifying your goals and how you will attain them. (i.e) i ate one serving of fruits last week - this week i will eat 2, etc.

There you have it. I hope these ideas help to keep you on track throughout the year and you are on the path of becoming the better you - whoever that might be!

Best of luck and as always any questions in regards to health and fitness please feel free to contact me directly at:

Have a great day!

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