Wishing you Holiday Cheer and a Happy New Year!
My Holiday Message to All:
The holidays are a time for family and festivities. It’s also a time for focus, as we reflect on this last year and look forward to the future. What did you accomplish this year? Do we have any goals for 2012?
As I write my 204th post for 2011, I want to wish all of you a happy holiday season. I hope that turning the page on a new year will inspire you to think about healthful goals for next year. Whether you want to exercise more, make healthier food choices or reduce the stress in your life, I hope 2012 is a successful year for you.
We must make an effort to set up challenges for ourselves as we age. What keeps us young is to constantly grow, explore and improve ourselves. Goals take effort and a positive mind-set to achieve, but the rewards of success make it all worthwhile.
When making your New Year’s resolutions be sure they are realistic and attainable. Want to lose weight? Losing one to two pounds per week is safe and doable. Want to exercise more? Write down an exact plan, ie. the classes you will attend or the the days and times you will go out for a walk. Want to eat more healthfully? Start a food journal to become aware of what, how much and when you are eating. Then start to substitute healthier choices by incorporating more fruits and vegetables or cutting down on portion sizes.
Remember to take one day at a time. If you go ”off track”, rather than chastise yourself regroup and make plans to get back into gear the next day.
Wishing you all the best! Have a wonderful holiday season!
Yours in Health,