New Year New You!

As January begins, people whisper about their "resolutions." Have you ever followed through with these, or even taken the time to write them down? This year is the time to make your resolutions count. Sit down and create your schedule for a New You in the New Year.

The biggest challenge to making your 2017 resolutions stick is creating ones that are practical to begin with. If you're like the rest of America and eat out four times per week, then you may have a goal to save money and your waistline by kicking the fast food restaurants to the curb. Instead of making bold statements such as, "I will not eat fast food for 2017" opt for "I will eat fast food no more than once every two weeks." As you achieve this goal, and it seems to become easier to avoid the golden arches, you can then refine your resolution to "I will eat fast food no more than once a month" And so on. When you decide to commit and write down your New You Resolutions this year consider these helpful tips:

1: write it out with pride and post it where it will remind you of the goals you have set.

2: Put a number to it how many times a day, week, or month you can do something and shun away from saying "everyday."

3: Keep it real the idea of losing 10 lbs in a week sounds great on infomericals it's neither realistic nor healthy. Weight loss goals should be based on losing 1 - 2 lbs per week. If you want to lose it and keep it off, then choose to keep your goals real.

4: Seek the help of an expert for exercise goals, seek out a certified personal trainer.

5: Set yourself up for success Think positively when you set your goals.