I’m Putting You On Notice This Year…

Post New Years sometimes comes with guilty feelings, credit card debt and weight gain. Every year we make our list and by January 31 most are tossing it in the trash….

Here are some of the best ideas to stay focused and on task for Success!

1.    Be forgiving and set manageable goals that can be accomplished in steps, instead of setting a ton of rigid, unrealistic goals that will leave you feeling disappointed if they don’t stick.

2.    Be the Expert on YOU (and you only), by realizing what will motivate you and learn what your best options are! Instead of jumping on the bandwagon of yet another fad diet, pill or craze; commit to take some time to get  really familiar with your own body and mind. What kind of eating habits make you feel best? What types of exercise do you enjoy and realistically will enjoy doing? What 3 things do you wish you were doing right now? Why aren’t you doing the three top things?

3.    Make the phrase, “No one knows you as well as you know yourself,” the truth! It can help you to become healthier and more connected to your own experience.  Rely on yourself to be happy and then let others enhance it rather than control it.

4.    Ditch diet goals like cutting out entire food groups that can leave you feeling restricted, frustrated and wondering why you’re doing this? Try concentrating on eating real foods—ones that are grown or come from anything with a set of eyes.  Foods that keep you full, satisfied and on track with resolutions. You know the drill: focus any real foods that are not packaged, fluorescent, sugary and fake.  If it’s real it’s the deal…

5.    Focus on all of the things that you CAN have as opposed to all of the “bad” things you “shouldn’t” have. Be less restrictive and become healthier and less stressed out about reaching your goals. It’s so much easier for your body to get all of the important nutrients it needs from simple, whole foods– and there are so many options out there!

6.    Just Move: If you get bored on the treadmill or dislike cardio, have no fear, there are many other ways to exercise.  In fact, using weights will help re-shape your body, speed your metabolism and protect your bones.  Try moving your body in different ways, take a class, play a sport or break up your workout into increments throughout the day.  Try engaging muscles that you don’t use in your day-to-day activities. Put on your favorite music and have a dance party.

7.    Like routine? Enjoy exercising based on your mood or energy level? Try committing to moving in some way each day and let that activity be enough— Stop judging  yourself all the time, and for that day, what you did is just enough. PS…Maybe your mood is saying I want a workout with my better half!!!  There is a lot to be said for the benefits Sexual Activity (Exercise)

8.    Be Real: Often New Year’s resolutions zero in on things like losing weight or exercising more, but possible deeper reasons for why they are issues in the first place may be good to investigate. Take some time to be quiet with yourself and evaluate what else might need some work (besides just eating and exercise habits).  It may be emotions, a relationship, or time management that is the root of the cause.

9.    Break it down – Set goals that are realistic and small, on the way to the Big One.  If it sounds daunting the minute you commit to do it, break it down into a smaller goal.  Success breeds more motivation for more success, which gets you to your goals this year.

10.  Stay positive. There are a lot of statistics that say New Year’s Resolutions don’t stick, yet many people conquer and sustain. What is preventing you from being the one that does successfully follow through in creating real, sustainable change?  It may be your attitude that’s your biggest block to success.  Henry Ford had it right when he said: “Whether you think you can, or you think you can’t–you’re right.”  Make the right choice and succeed.

Looking for more inspiration this New Year?  Check out our Facebook page www.facebook.com/RandiDukoff to see what’s planned for 2015! Look for the new quick R-TV segments, live events, corporate wellness info, blogs and challenges coming your way.
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