Happy New Year!

This is the time many individuals will write audacious goals for the up coming year, that include increasing their exercise and losing weight. If you go to the gym regularly you will notice how crowded it is during the month of January and February. Sadly, by March, many will have resumed old habits and have decided the exercise routine is too time consuming or created some other excuse not to follow through.

To change a behavior, make realistic goals for yourself. Exercising is a lifestyle change, so be easy on yourself. Consistency is the key. Commit to twice a week and once you have completed that goal, increase your exercise frequency to 3 to 4 times per week. It actually takes 66 days to create a habit according to the experts (https://jamesclear.com/new-habit#). So with that said, find an activity that you enjoy, so that you will look forward to some form of exercise or going to the gym.

Get an accountability partner, so you can help each other stay on track.

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Put a picture of the goal in a conspicuous place so you can see it daily. I suggest placing a picture of yourself at your ideal weight on the bathroom mirror or on the refrigerator.

Meditate on the results daily. See yourself and feel what it feels like to achieve the goal. Celebrate your small wins to keep yourself motivated. Make this the year that you follow through and achieve your goal!

You can do it!

Published by Dr. Marilyn Crosby, PhD, MBA, MSN RN

I am an registered nurse with a variety of nursing experience in many areas of healthcare, including critical care, research, program management, quality, and complementary care. I have a passion for "all things related to health & wellness" and want to share pertinent information. Stay Well!

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