Happy New Year!
By now you’ve chosen your New Year’s Resolutions, so here’s how to maximize your chances of sticking to them!
The most important thing is to make your resolutions very specific, realistic and measurable on a daily basis. For example, “losing 10 pounds by April” is too general and it’s difficult to know if you’ve done your part every day. Try breaking that goal into specific behaviors that will help you accomplish it. Examples of good resolutions are:
–Eat a breakfast that contains some protein every morning
–Eat a salad, with dressing on the side, once per day
–Don’t allow any junk food in the cupboards
–Keep an honest food journal
These are good resolutions because they aren’t too difficult and don’t leave any room for fudging. Yet, when you do them every day, they add up to lots of results. So think about how you could break down your resolutions–whatever they are– into specific, realistic, measurable behaviors. Do it right now and see how it motivates you to accomplish your goals each day.