Tuesday, January 1, 2013
So you want to be healthier? No matter what that means to you, the steps are all the same.
Set a GOAL
1. Set a long-term goal. Is that goal weight loss, more exercise, etc? What would the FINAL and ULTIMATE goal be? Set a realistic time to that goal. No, losing 30 lbs in a month is not realistic. But losing 4-8 lbs is (see #2).
2. Break that long term goal into smaller, reachable goals. Key here is reachable. If you set a goal too high and fail, you may be less likely to continue towards your long term goal. Set dates to your smaller goals, much like your longer goal. Want to run a marathon next summer? Then set a goal of a 10K in two months.
3. WRITE IT DOWN. Make a "contract" with yourself. Put it somewhere visible.
Use this week to put some serious thought into the above items. Stay tuned for Step TWO next week..............
Posted by Lindsay Kay Kordick, MS, RD, LN, EPc at 9:40 AM