I’d be willing to bet that a fair number of you are already thinking about some health-related resolutions you’d like to make for the new year. I have some pretty strong feelings about goal setting as it relates to weight, diet, and exercise. But before I share my own thoughts, I’d encourage you to first take a few days to think through your past experiences and check out this article from CBS entitled “How to Stick to New Year’s Resolutions.”
Here are a few things to consider:
*What did you accomplish last year that was a positive improvement upon the year before. What elements made it successful for you?
*What did you hope to accomplish but weren’t able to? What do you think contributed to your inability to meet your goal?
*Have you been setting some of the same goals for the past few years? If yes, what purpose is that goal serving for you? Is it helpful? Is it motivating? Would it be more productive to modify or re-shape your goal?
Take some time to journal your thoughts and feeling about your past year, the coming year, and what you’d like to see happen. And I’ll provide you with some helpful guidelines to help you get there.
Your neighborhood dietitian in Cambridge,